december, 2020

12dec6:00 pmUnity Chamber Music SeriesCelebrating Beethoven - Virtual Concert


Event Details

The Unity Temple Restoration Foundation (UTRF) proudly announces its 2020-2021 Unity Chamber Music Series season, a hybrid year of virtual performances, online Q&A with musicians, and plans to return to Unity Temple as soon as players and audiences can safely gather to share music.

Re-launched in 2019, the Unity Chamber Music Series is hosted in partnership with artistic directors, Winston Choi and MingHuan Xu, and is part of UTRF’s cultural and educational programming. Like many other arts organizations, UTRF had canceled or postponed programs due to the COVID-19 crisis. During these unprecedented times, UTRF’s offering of online concerts gives the organization an opportunity to continue serving people not only in the Chicagoland area but across the world while live concerts aren’t possible.

“We are excited to provide these three streamed events through the rest of this year, and hope that they will be a source of enrichment and joy for our audience within the safety and comfort of their homes,” said Heidi Ruehle, UTRF executive director.

The first concert on October 16 will be professionally filmed at the Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park, IL. The remaining two concerts in November and December will be filmed at Unity Temple.

Event registration is $20, with a reduced rate of $10 for students. More information and online registration are available at Proceeds from the Unity Chamber Music Series will benefit UTRF’s mission to preserve Unity Temple and provide quality public programming.

“During this incredibly challenging time, it is even more important and vital for us to feed our souls with the vibrancy, intimacy, and profound beauty of chamber music. We believe that these virtual performances can bring some much-needed comfort and nourishment,” state UCMS artistic directors Xu and Choi. “We cannot wait to see all of you in person, experiencing live music at the glorious Unity Temple, but we hope that these musical performances can provide some solace and inspiration to you all.”

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TODAY’s online event:

• Saturday, December 12, 2020: Candlelight Holiday Concert
Duo Diorama plays arrangements, transcriptions, and new renditions of holiday favorites

As the season unfolds, UTRF plans to announce a gradual – and safely planned – return to Unity Temple in combination with virtual options. Anticipated events in 2021 include a Valentine’s Day concert and a performance by Third Coast Percussion.


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