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The Lively Arts of Chicago
Classical Music Concert Series
Jan 22 (Sunday), 2012 - Music In The Neighborhood - Lincoln Trio at Mayne Stage

Lively Arts of Chicago presents
Music in the Neighborhood in Rogers Park

Ferdinand the Bull and Friends,
featuring WFMT’s Noel Morris, Narrator

Introduce your child to classical music the fun way with interactive performances
 (ages 4 and up)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Concert 3 - 3:45 pm;
instrument 'petting zoo' at 2:30 pm

Mayne Stage
1328 W. Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Admission: FREE

Lincoln Trio Performances
Disney’s Oscar winning short film
Ferdinand the Bull ends the program
followed by
a birthday celebration for
Ferdinand’s 75th and Mozart’s 256th
and a free raffle with prizes


Arrive early – for a hands-on Instrument “Petting Zoo” preceding the program at 2:30 p.m.


Lincoln Trio
Lincoln Trio presents

Ferdinand the Bull and Friends,
featuring WFMT’s Noel Morris, Narrator

Mayne Stage
Originally a 1912 silent screen Nickelodeon,
the building is a state-of-the-art live performance venue

This series is funded entirely by Friends of Lively Arts of Chicago



The Lincoln Trio

Lincoln Trio

"The celebrated Chicago-based Lincoln Trio - made up of Desirée Ruhstrat, violin, David Cunliffe, cello and Marta Aznavoorian, piano - has been described by 'The Strad' as "sensational...bewitching."

Formed in 2003, the Lincoln Trio takes its name from their home, the heartland of the United States, the land of Lincoln. The trio has been praised for its polished presentations of well-known chamber works and its ability to forge new paths with contemporary repertoire. The group’s reputation as a first-rate ensemble draws an eclectic audience of sophisticated music lovers, young admirers of contemporary programs and students discovering chamber music for the first time.

Bringing together performing experience spanning the globe, each member is an artist of international renown. Violinist Desirée Ruhstrat has performed throughout the US and Europe, appearing at the White House and performing on live radio broadcast heard around the world with the Berlin Radio Orchestra; cellist David Cunliffe has performed with the BBC and Royal Scottish orchestras as well as touring as a member of the Balanescu Quartet; pianist Marta Aznavoorian has appeared with the Chicago Symphony and has performed at the Kennedy Center and the Sydney Opera House. . . ." read more at Lincoln Trio website: www.LincolnTrio.com



Noel Morris, WFMT producer of Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughin

"Since joining CD Syndications in 1994, award-winning producer Noel Morris has emerged as a leader in the creation of innovative classical radio programming.

In 2003, Noel was named Producer for WFMT’s new groundbreaking daily radio program Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Now in its thirteenth season, her production Indianapolis On-the-Air with Raymond Leppard and Rich Kleinfeldt debuted on an extraordinary 150 radio stations and has been a favorite with public radio audiences ever since.

She created Center Stage from Wolf Trap with Rich Kleinfeldt and Bill McGlaughlin in 1999 and the program was an instant success.  Her productions are widely regarded for their casual but informative style, breaking down the barriers for newer listeners of classical music, while continuing to entice the classical music veteran. In 2001,

Noel became producer for the Choral Arts Society of Washington radio specials, which emanate from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D. C."   Source: CD Syndications


Lincoln Trio on You tube


Lincoln Trio plays Cafe Music by Schoenfield



Lincoln Trio Plays Mendelssohn Piano Trio #2 in C - HQ



Letter from the Organizer

We are dedicating this Sunday's Lively Arts of Chicago's Music in the Neighborhood in Rogers Park to Fredda Hyman who died Dec 1, 2011. She was the founder and artistic director of Music in the Loft a highly successful and beloved classical chamber music series held in the loft where she and her husband Sidney Hyman lived.

For 20 years Fredda promoted upcoming and young talented musicians and composers and the chamber music they played whether the old masters or new, in fact, unknown talented musicians and composers.

She loved children and began a series called Classics for Kids which for a few years enjoyed success and popularity at the Chicago Cultural Center. Those programs no longer exist but remain as an inspiration for Music in the Neighborhood. These programs have been inspired by the lack of music education in most Chicago Public Schools. Studies show that students who are exposed to early music education develop stronger reading and math skills than those who have not had such an experience.

"The basis of any kind of art appreciation for children must be participatory, says Michael Tilson Thomas.""And the very act of going to a concert and learning what to listen for once you're is a way of participating" Michael Tilson Thomas (born Dec 21,1944) is an American conductor, pianist and composer. He is currently music director of the San Francisco Symphony and artistic director of the New World Symphony Orchestra.

Annette Faber
Founder, Lively Arts of Chicago


Past Concert

September 18, 2011

color of music

Trattoria TrulloDates:
Sep 18, 2011

Concert 3 - 3:45 pm;
instrument 'petting zoo' at 2:30 pm

Trattoria Trullo
4767 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Admission: FREE

Lively Arts of Chicago presents Music in the Neighborhood in Lincoln Square

Quartet VentosoArtists
The Quartet Ventoso is one of Chicago's most exciting young quartets. The groups name is derived from the Italian word for windy, which reflects their roots in the fantastic windy city, Chicago. The quartet is made up of prize winning students of the Music Institute of Chicago.

Violist Caitlin Adamson
Violinist Jennifer Cha
Erika Gray, violinist
Johannes Gray, cellist


photos from the past event..

Lively Arts of Chicago

About Lively Arts of Chicago

Founded in 1999, Lively Arts of Chicago engages communities to promote and support educational and artistic programs for school children and the community at large and to further awareness, understanding, and tolerance of cultural diversity.

As we launch the Music in the Neighborhood series we celebrate this mission with its combination of enormous talents and culturally diverse membership