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Viennese Café Concert

  • Garfield Park Conservatory 300 North Central Park Avenue Chicago, IL, 60624 United States (map)

The Oistrakh Symphony together with soloist Ilya Kaler will open the Garfield Park Conservatory’s second Music Under Glass concert season with a Viennese Café-style concert. Selections include the music of of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fritz Kreisler, Franz Lehar, Anton Bruckner, Franz Joseph Haydn, Gustav Mahler, Franz Schubert, and Johann Strauss.

Horticulture Hall Doors open at: 10:15am (Conservatory opens to the public at 9am)

Music performance: 11:00am-1:30pm

Guests have the option of purchasing a seated or standing ticket.  In keeping with the Viennese tradition, the Hall and garden will allow guests to move about to enjoy conversation with friends and traditional Viennese coffee, wine and Viennese pastries.

About the Soloist


Ilya Kaler, born into a family of orchestral musicians, showed talent from an early age.  At the Central Music School for Especially Gifted Children of the Moscow Conservatory, he studied under Zinaida Gilels, Leonid Kogan, and Victor Treriakov, earning both master’s and doctoral degrees and graduating with the Gold Medal Award.  In recent years, Mr. Kaler has performed with the Detroit, Baltimore, Lansing, and Seattle symphony orchestras, toured Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, England, Venezuela, and Japan and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  Kaler has been a professor of violin at the Eastman School of Music and the Indiana University School of Music, and he is currently a professor of violin at the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago.

Music Under Glass is a fundraising effort that engages classical music lovers in an idyllic setting to raise funds for the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance’s educational and cultural programs and classes.  The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance inspires, educates and provokes exploration through innovative programs and experiences in one of the nation’s largest and finest historic conservatories.

Earlier Event: August 28
An Afternoon with Oistrakh
Later Event: October 22
South American and Classical Treasures