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The Orion Ensemble / “Parlez-vous Français?”

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Jean Françaix
TRIO for Clarinet, Viola and Piano (1992)

César Franck
SONATA in A Major for Violin and Piano in A Major, CFF 123

Henri Vieuxtemps
CAPRICCIO in C Minor for Solo Viola, “Hommage à Paganini”, Op. 55

Gabriel Fauré
QUARTET in C Minor for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, Op. 15


Recognized as one of Chicago’s finest chamber music groups, The Orion Ensemble has been performing since 1992. John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune called Orion “one of Chicago’s most vibrant, versatile and distinctive ensembles.” With the possibilities inherent in its unique combination of instruments—piano, string trio and clarinet—Orion offers exciting interpretations of standard repertoire, introduces audiences to rarely performed masterpieces and inspires composers with commissions for new works.

The Orion Ensemble boasts a roster of superb musicians who have performed throughout North America, Europe and Asia, as an ensemble and individually in solo, orchestral and other chamber music roles. In Chicago, Orion presents a four-concert series in three venues, is heard regularly on the broadcast series “Live from WFMT” and appears frequently on the Chicago Cultural Center’s Lunchbreak Series “Classical Mondays.”


April 10
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$15 – $30


PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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(312) 291-0000
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Thomas Zoells
(312) 291-0000