Thirsty Ears Classical Music Street Festival

Integrating Musical Creativity into Everyday Life

Saturday, August 12 1:00 – 9:00 PM
Sunday, August 13 12:00 – 7:00 PM

ACM is proud to present the second annual Thirsty Ears Festival: Chicago’s only classical music street festival!

For two days Wilson street between Hermitage and Ravenswood will be closed to feature fifteen stellar ensembles and soloists performing music from Beethoven to Shostakovich to Reich and everything in between on the main stage.

We’ll also have delicious beer from Empirical Brewing, vendor booths, kid friendly activities and food trucks on both days including Empanadas 5411, Pierogi Wagon and Bruges Brothers.

$5 suggested donation, all proceeds support the ACM School of Music.

1758 W. Wilson Ave.
Public transportation options:
Brown line Montrose or Damen stop
Ravenswood Metra stop
Lawrence or Montrose Ave. bus

Parking is limited to street parking

 

MUSIC LINEUP

Saturday, August 12

1:00  Katinka Kleijn and Sebastian Huydts
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2:00  Ursa Ensemble
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3:00  Amos Gillespie Quartet
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4:00  Crossing Borders Music  (Sponsored by Hazel Chicago)
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5:00  Seasoned Trio
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6:00  Gaudete Brass Quintet
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7:00  Chartreuse Ensemble
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8:00  Picosa
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Sunday, August 13

12:00 Chicago Clarinet Ensemble
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1:00 Tiffin Brothers (clarinet and piano)
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2:00 Black Oak Ensemble
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3:00 Mischa Zupko and Sang Mee Lee
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4:00 Grant Park Music Festival String Quartet
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5:00 Palomar
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KIDZONE

Saturday, August 12

1:00 Sarah Tyyska
2:30 WTTW Big Ideas Van
4:00 Sarah Tyyska

Sunday, August 13

12:00 – 2:00 Lori Wheeles
2:00 – 4:00 The Lucky Trikes

 

Beer sponsored by:

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Additional Support provided by:

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Vendors:
Connect Hearing
Davis Theater
Julius Meinl
Lycée Francaise
Po Campo
Spirit Rising Yoga
Uncle Dan’s Outdoor Retail
Wellbeing Personalized Healthcare
WFMT
The Willary