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The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming—plus other classical concerts

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Works by Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff will be performed in Sounds of Russia by The Orion Ensemble at the Methodist Church in St. Charles on March 9; at The Community Music School of Columbia College Chicago on March 12; and at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston on March 16. To learn more, call 630-628-9591 or visit

Northwestern University faculty has invited scholars of Russian music and culture to partake in Music in Russian Modernist Culture, a two-day conference, starting on March 6 at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art on 40 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston. Free and open to the public, the event includes a panel discussion on Sergei Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges at 4:15 p.m. on March 7. For details, visit

Other upcoming classical music events include:

Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd will perform a solo recital at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, for Sounds of the South Loop at the Second Presbyterian Church on 1936 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Tickets ($8-$15) are available at the door.

On Saturday, March 15, The Music Institute of Chicago hosts its family music event with an Instrument Petting Zoo at 11 a.m., followed by Blair Thomas & Co.’s A Piano with 3 Tales at noon at Nichols Concert Hall on 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. For a $5 ticket, visit or call 847-905-1500 ext. 108. Details are available at



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