When: Sun., Feb. 21, 3 p.m. 2010
Dubbed "virtuosos of variety" by John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Ensemble has a well-deserved reputation for high-quality artistry and eclectic chamber music programming. February's intriguing program features Stacy Eckert, mezzo-soprano, and Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; with Susan Levitin, flute; Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet; and Gerald Rizzer, piano/artistic director. Bach, Cantata Arias; Mozart, Aria: "Parto! Ma tu ben mio" from La Clemenza di Tito; Copland, As It Fell Upon a Day (1923); Roussel, Joueurs de Flûte, op. 27 (1924); Berg, Four Pieces, op. 5 (1913); Arr. M. Valls and L. Algazi, Songs of the Sephardic Jews; Mendelssohn, Selected Duets; Seiber, Drei Morgenstern Lieder (1929); Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D. 965. Complimentary reception begins at 2:30 pm. Single tickets $25; five for $100; seniors and students $10. Tickets good for any concert. VISA/MasterCard accepted. Purchase online, by phone or at the door.