Thursday, January 6, 2022

ORION Returns In March With Schoenfield, Still And Tchaikovsky In Chicago, Evanston, Aurora And Via Livestream

William Grant Still (1895-1978)

The Orion Ensemble

Music from the late 19th and 20th centuries fills the program for the third concert of The Orion Ensemble’s 29th season, featuring works by Schoenfield, Still and Tchaikovsky at three venues: New England Congregational Church in Aurora (March 6), PianoForte Studios in Chicago (March 9) and Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston (March 13). The Chicago and Evanston performances also will be available via livestream.


William Grant Still’s haunting and provocative Three Visions for Piano offers a musical journey of the eternal mystery: death and the questions of afterlife. This piano composition, which he composed for his wife in 1935, is provocative and alluring. Still’s Folk Suite #2 comprises delightful and colorful movements tastefully presented as chamber miniatures.

The livestreams from Chicago and Evanston will be available on Orion’s YouTube channel, which will also host a recording of the performance for a limited time.
The Orion Ensemble performs its third concert of the 2021–22 season
in person at three locations:
Sunday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at
New England Congregational Church, 406 W. Galena Boulevard, Aurora;
Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. at
PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago;
and Sunday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at
Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.
In-person tickets are $30, $25 for seniors (65+)
and $15 for students; children 12 and younger are free.
Tickets are available for advance purchase
at 630-628-9591 or
The livestream will be available on Orion's YouTube channel
All programming is subject to change; for information visit

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