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Continuing its season of “Musical Travels,” The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, showcases “Sounds of Russia,” featuring works by Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff and welcoming three special guests. Performances include Orion’s debut at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles March 9, as well as performances at Sherwood, The Community Music School of Columbia College Chicago March 12 and the Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston March 16. Read more...

"One of Chicago’s most vibrant, versatile and distinctive ensembles."
- Wynne Delacoma, Chicago Classical Review


Upcoming Performances

Celebrating our 21st season
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September 8, 11 and 22, 2013.
Celebrating Brahms
with guest horn Gregory Flint

October 27, November 3 and 6, 2013.
Danube Destinations
with guest violist Stephen Boe

March 9, 12, 16, 2014.
Sounds of Russia
with guest violist Stephen Boe and guest pianist Sebastian Huydts

May 25, 28 and June 1, 2014.
Czech and American Romance
with guest violist Stephen Boe

Purchase Recordings

Twilight of the Romantics
A Celebration of American Chamber Music
All Mozart


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The Orion Ensemble is supported in part by grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, the MacArthur Fund for the Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; and the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation.
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