Hey Chicago! The sun is out, the weather is fantastic and the summer music season is kicking off.
Join one of our composer members, Jonathan Hannau, and the Ursa Ensemble for their May concert!
The Ursa Ensemble consists of some of the best young musicians in the Chicago area, all of whom are dedicated performers and artist-teachers. Clarinetist Joe Sanchez just accepted a position as Alternate Bass Clarinet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Pianist Jonathan Hannau is also an accomplished composer, who recently won DePaul University’s distinguished Kleinman Award in Composition. Violinist Rachel Brown is the Associate Principal Second Violin of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and teaches violin lessons and chamber music at the Chicago Academy for the Arts. Violist Nicholas Jeffery holds the Principal Violist position with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and maintains a private studio in addition to teaching at the Chicago Academy for the Arts. Cellist Veronica Nettles focuses on performance in classical chamber music and world music collaborations as well as maintaining a private studio at DePaul University Community Music Division.