SCHEDULE

2018-2019

10 JAN

EvenSounds at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

5:30p @ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel (5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637)

Artemisia joins renowned organist Thomas Weisflog in the EvenSounds afternoon concert series. More information available soon.

25 JAN

"Sounds Like Us" Tour - Bowen Island, BC

7:30p @ Belterra Cohousing (726 Belterra Road, Bowen Island, BC)

What happens when a woman finds her voice?

What happens when her strength is cultivated?

What happens when that story is sung?

 

"Sounds Like Us" tells a timely story of female strength through the raw power of the female voice. In an engaging new staged performance, Artemisia harnesses the color and contrast of the rich vocal traditions of the world to celebrate the strength of women. 

 

Witness women across continents find strength and courage in unexpected ways: On the dusty plains of Kartli, Georgia, after a hard day's work in the sun; Gathered around the dinner table, in preparation for Hanukkah; In the ancient creation song of Cuban goddess of the sea, Yemayá; Through the wooing music of Croatia, newly claimed by female voices; From the Grand Ole Oprey's first female act, in a tongue-in-cheek act on female autonomy; Though defiant young women daring to ask important questions of themselves and of their communities.

26 JAN

"Sounds Like Us" Tour - Vancouver, BC

7:30p Private House Concert - Please email for details on availability

What happens when a woman finds her voice?

What happens when her strength is cultivated?

What happens when that story is sung?

 

"Sounds Like Us" tells a timely story of female strength through the raw power of the female voice. In an engaging new staged performance, Artemisia harnesses the color and contrast of the rich vocal traditions of the world to celebrate the strength of women. 

 

Witness women across continents find strength and courage in unexpected ways: On the dusty plains of Kartli, Georgia, after a hard day's work in the sun; Gathered around the dinner table, in preparation for Hanukkah; In the ancient creation song of Cuban goddess of the sea, Yemayá; Through the wooing music of Croatia, newly claimed by female voices; From the Grand Ole Oprey's first female act, in a tongue-in-cheek act on female autonomy; Though defiant young women daring to ask important questions of themselves and of their communities.

27 JAN

"Sounds Like Us" Tour - Portland, OR

7:00p @ First Christian Church (1314 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201)

What happens when a woman finds her voice?

What happens when her strength is cultivated?

What happens when that story is sung?

 

"Sounds Like Us" tells a timely story of female strength through the raw power of the female voice. In an engaging new staged performance, Artemisia harnesses the color and contrast of the rich vocal traditions of the world to celebrate the strength of women. 

 

Witness women across continents find strength and courage in unexpected ways: On the dusty plains of Kartli, Georgia, after a hard day's work in the sun; Gathered around the dinner table, in preparation for Hanukkah; In the ancient creation song of Cuban goddess of the sea, Yemayá; Through the wooing music of Croatia, newly claimed by female voices; From the Grand Ole Oprey's first female act, in a tongue-in-cheek act on female autonomy; Though defiant young women daring to ask important questions of themselves and of their communities.

28 JAN

"Sounds Like Us" Tour - Vancouver, WA

7:00p @ Durst Theater, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics (3101 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98663)

What happens when a woman finds her voice?

What happens when her strength is cultivated?

What happens when that story is sung?

 

"Sounds Like Us" tells a timely story of female strength through the raw power of the female voice. In an engaging new staged performance, Artemisia harnesses the color and contrast of the rich vocal traditions of the world to celebrate the strength of women. 

 

Witness women across continents find strength and courage in unexpected ways: On the dusty plains of Kartli, Georgia, after a hard day's work in the sun; Gathered around the dinner table, in preparation for Hanukkah; In the ancient creation song of Cuban goddess of the sea, Yemayá; Through the wooing music of Croatia, newly claimed by female voices; From the Grand Ole Oprey's first female act, in a tongue-in-cheek act on female autonomy; Though defiant young women daring to ask important questions of themselves and of their communities.

9 FEB

Fifth House Ensemble: Journey Live - Atlanta, GA

8:00p | Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech (349 Ferst Dr. NW Atlanta, GA 30313)

You wake alone, surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop that is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. A cloaked avatar, you travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way. While the goal is to get to the mountaintop, the experience is the discovery of who you are, the story of this place, and your purpose.

The Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble (praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority and finesse”) teams up with composer Austin Wintory to present an original, interactive live performance of his Grammy-nominated score to the video game Journey. Described as “the most beautiful game of its time” by IGN, critics have called Journey one of gaming’s crowning achievements. It is the fastest selling game to date on the Playstation Network.

Never the same each time it is played, Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with others. In this unprecedented collaboration, live musicians respond to the actions of game players in real time on stage.

14 FEB

Third Coast Baroque: Love is in the Air

7:30p | Westminster Place, 3200 Grant St, Evanston, IL 60201)

Escape the chill and warm your heart with the soothing sounds of baroque music.

Sopranos Nathalie Colas and Alexandra Olsavsky are joined by Brandon Acker (lute & guitar) as they share the tender (and sometimes tragic) lute songs of Dowland, Monteverdi, and more.

Our versatile artists will also demonstrations how these centuries-old tunes are connected to popular music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

29 MAR

William Ferris Chorale: Deliver Our Souls

7:30p | Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

Join the celebrated William Ferris Chorale on their 47th season in a new program: Deliver Our Souls, featuring the works of Macmillan, Jackson, and Park.

Twenty-four professional voices combine in this choral ensemble, bringing to life rarely-performed, striking works by contemporary classical composers. The result: a kind of music-making you won't find anywhere else.

30 MAR

William Ferris Chorale: Deliver Our Souls

7:30p | TBD

Join the celebrated William Ferris Chorale on their 47th season in a new program: Deliver Our Souls, featuring the works of Macmillan, Jackson, and Park.

Twenty-four professional voices combine in this choral ensemble, bringing to life rarely-performed, striking works by contemporary classical composers. The result: a kind of music-making you won't find anywhere else.

10-13 APR

"Sounds Like Us" Tour - Ann Arbor, MI

Various Locations

More information coming soon

26 APR

Schola Antiqua: Music in Secret - St. Louis, MO

8:00p | Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri)

Organist Naomi Gregory returns to direct the women of Schola Antiqua at the Cathedral Concert series at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The program reprises the the "Music in Secret," including some of the earliest known polyphony associated with nuns from an anonymous collection of printed partbooks from 1543. In addition to plainchant sung from a recently unveiled source at the Art Institute of Chicago, Schola Antiqua’s program features the music of Sulpitia Cesis, a nun from the northern Italian city of Modena. Gregory will also perform keyboard works linked to Italian convents. Guest viola da gamba player Cora Swenson Lee joins the women of the ensemble.

18 MAY

"Sounds Like Us" Tour - Mt. Prospect, IL

9:00a | Prospect High School

Artemisia joins A cappella fest at Mt. Prospect High School as a featured performance. More information coming soon!

26 MAY

World Premiere: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

7:00p | St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Featuring a world premiere setting of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom by Benedict Sheehan. More information soon!

TBD JUL

Fifth House Ensemble: Journey Live - Crested Butte, CO

Exact Information TBD

You wake alone, surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop that is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. A cloaked avatar, you travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way. While the goal is to get to the mountaintop, the experience is the discovery of who you are, the story of this place, and your purpose.

The Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble (praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority and finesse”) teams up with composer Austin Wintory to present an original, interactive live performance of his Grammy-nominated score to the video game Journey. Described as “the most beautiful game of its time” by IGN, critics have called Journey one of gaming’s crowning achievements. It is the fastest selling game to date on the Playstation Network.

Never the same each time it is played, Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with others. In this unprecedented collaboration, live musicians respond to the actions of game players in real time on stage.

28 DEC

Free Friday Noonday Concerts: Celebrate the Holidays

12:00p | Fourth Presbyterian Church (126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611)

Looking back on all of 2018's most mentionable moments, this holiday concert celebrates togetherness and warmth in an inviting holiday concert. Tickets are free and available at the door.

10 DEC

Bach + Beethoven Experience: Carols

1:15p | The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association (178 Forest Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302, USA)

Do you know Greensleeves, Joy to the World, or Hark the Herald Angels Sing?

If you grew up in Europe or North America, you probably do, and you probably know quite a few others, too. All those carols that we know and love have been around a long time - some for hundreds of years - and they have quite a history. While some carols have remained mostly unchanged, others have evolved over the years, changing tunes and lyrics.

We bet you've never experienced Carols the way that we perform them. Curated by traverso player and long-time BBE ensemble member Leighann Daihl Ragusa, we explore the history of carols - those you know, and those you don't -  and invite you to sing (and laugh) with us through some of the most beloved Christmas carols of all time. 

9 DEC

Fifth House Ensemble: North by North Pole (NXNP)

4:00p | Hey Nonny (10 South Vail Avenue, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005)

Fifth House Ensemble’s annual holiday concert is guaranteed to bring you the lighter side of the season. Join us for the 2018 North by North Pole Conference (NXNP), including holiday-themed musical performances, a convention featuring the latest advancements in baked goods and much more! You’ll be able to sample the newest crop of musicians that the blogosphere is sure to be buzzing about next year, as well as the hottest cookies fresh out of the oven! Fifth House will feature beloved traditional tunes with a humorous twist along with other festive surprises. Come prepared to deck the halls and eat cookies this holiday season!

15 NOV

Faure Requiem at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

7:30p @ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel (5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637)

In the week of the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War, the Chapel Choir and Motet Choir sing Fauré’s haunting Requiem as part of a new Thursday evening concert series, with the restored original orchestration of organ, strings, timpani, and horns, conducted by James Kallembach, with soloists Alexandra Olsavsky and Vince Wallace.

The many sounds of the carillon in concert, followed by organ performance and master classes and single work choral concerts. Details week by week at rockefeller.uchicago.edu.

16 OCT

Fifth House Ensemble: Journey Live

7:30p | Harris Center, 10 College Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95630

You wake alone, surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop that is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. A cloaked avatar, you travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way. While the goal is to get to the mountaintop, the experience is the discovery of who you are, the story of this place, and your purpose.

The Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble (praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority and finesse”) teams up with composer Austin Wintory to present an original, interactive live performance of his Grammy-nominated score to the video game Journey. Described as “the most beautiful game of its time” by IGN, critics have called Journey one of gaming’s crowning achievements. It is the fastest selling game to date on the Playstation Network.

Never the same each time it is played, Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with others. In this unprecedented collaboration, live musicians respond to the actions of game players in real time on stage.

5 OCT

Concerts for a Cause

7:30p @ First United Methodist (216 E Highland Ave, Elgin, IL)

The FUMC Concerts for a Cause ministry seeks to bring attention to worthwhile causes by hosting events that benefit specific causes and by brining in performers who have causes of their own.

23 SEP

Artemisia + The Rookery + King Solomon Singers

3:00p | First United Church of Oak Park

Artemisia joins forces with renaissance polyphony group King Solomon Singers and premier men's choral ensemble The Rookery to present a program of music on Mary. (Yes, that one, AND that one.) Ticket sales available soon.

22 SEP

Artemisia + The Rookery + King Solomon Singers

7:30p | St. Josaphat Catholic Church

Artemisia joins forces with renaissance polyphony group King Solomon Singers and premier men's choral ensemble The Rookery to present a program of music on Mary. (Yes, that one, AND that one.) Ticket sales available soon.

1 SEP

Midwest Sing and Stomp with Artemisia

3:30p | Second Unitarian Church (656 W Barry Ave Chicago, IL)

The Midwest Sing & Stomp is an annual celebration of Chicago’s rich heritage as a cultural crossroads: a full day of nonstop music, dance and workshops highlighting the vibrant folk traditions that have taken root and flourished in this city and throughout the Great Lakes region.

The 2018 festival features the world-renowned Irish fiddling of Liz Carroll, son jarocho music from Ida y Vuelta, the Swedish and Norwegian fiddle tunes of Patrik Ahlberg & Vidar Skrede, and a full day of music, dance and workshops featuring traditions rooted in the Great Lakes and beyond.

28 JUL

Concerts for Hope (Illinois Tour)

Various Locations

Alexandra rejoins acclaimed pianist/composer Eric Genuis on a California Tour of "Concerts for Hope" - presenting concerts for prisoners, rehab centers, inner-city schools, veterans that suffer, and for the elderly.

13-17 SEP

Artemisia Presents: Mothers (Missouri Tour)

Various Dates and Locations

Artemisia reprises "Mothers" for an encore performance tour in the greater Missouri area. For specific locations and details, please click the link below!

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