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The School of Music Presents

Beyond the hundreds of performances given by DePaul School of Music students and faculty each year, our beautiful new Holtschneider Performance Center plays host to local ensembles, touring musicians and other invited guests. More information about these artists, their upcoming events and buying tickets can be found below.

For additional information, please call the School of Music box office, open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. and 90 minutes before the start of performances at (773) 325-5200.

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles

New York, New York presented by CNA​
Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall
Start spreadin' the news, Lakeside Pride Symphony Band celebrates "The Big Apple." Featuring music composed about and in the city, this concert celebrates the diversity and heritage of New York. From George Gershwin to Lin Manuel Miranda, plus many LGBTQA composers, this concert will melt away your little town blues. So, make a brand new start of it with Lakeside Pride.

Tickets: $10 Standard, plus fees​

**This performance is now SOLD OUT. The box office will start an in-person waitlist 90 minutes before the concert time. If tickets are available starting 30 minutes before the concert time, we will offer them to the waitlist in the order people were added. If you are not present, we will move to the next name on the waitlist.**

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About Lakeside Pride
Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is Chicago’s premier family of performance groups for members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Home to four major Lakeside Pride ensembles – jazz orchestra, marching band, chamber ensembles and symphonic band – the organization offers a diverse musical experience for both its audience and its members.

About this season
This season, Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is honoring the legacy of the Stonewall Riots. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the riots in June 2019, our concert series will celebrate, in reverse chronological order, the landmark events that have shaped the LGBTQA community since Stonewall. Nearly a dozen ensembles will present six concerts this season, celebrating marriage equality, LGBTQA veterans, AIDS activists, New York City as the spark of the modern equality movement and the influence of the Latinx community. The season will culminate with an inspiring and entertaining retrospective of the riots themselves, featuring performances of first-hand accounts from those who had the courage to stand up and fight that week in June 1969. 
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Windy City Performing Arts

Lights, Camera, Sing!
Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall
Soundtracks are some of the most memorable parts of your favorite movies. Windy City Performing Arts will take a tour through the great cinematic scores of yesterday and today performing songs that capture the love, sorrow and excitement of your favorite films.

In Advance: $35 Premium Seating | $20 Standard | $15 Seniors 65+ | $10 Students with ID | Free for children five and under
At The Door: $25 Standard | $15 Seniors 65+ | $10 Students with ID | Free for children five and under

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Colors of Us
Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall
Songs of inspiration are more important now than ever. Windy City Performing Arts will perform an eclectic variety of songs that will touch and inspire you, reassuring you of your cherished place in our community, and giving you hope to face the challenges before you.

In Advance: $35 Premium Seating | $20 Standard | $15 Seniors 65+ | $10 Students with ID | Free for children five and under
At The Door: $25 Standard | $15 Seniors 65+ | $10 Students with ID | Free for children five and under​

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About Windy City Performing Arts
Windy City Performing Arts was incorporated in 1983 as an independent not-for-profit umbrella organization for Windy City Gay Chorus, Aria: Windy City Women’s Ensemble (later renamed to Windy City Treble Quire), Unison: Windy City Lesbian and Gay Singers, and Windy City Slickers. (Unison and Windy City Slickers are currently on hiatus.)

Each ensemble in WCPA performs a variety of musical styles from classical to pop. We pride ourselves on musical excellence regardless of the style of music. The choruses have a history of performing major choral works including special commissioned pieces. Windy City Performing Arts celebrates diversity, honors creativity and cultivates pride through the transformative power of music and the arts.

Windy City Performing Arts celebrates diversity, honors creativity and cultivates pride through the transformative power of music and the arts.

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago

Winter Lieder Lounge
Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Allen Recital Hall
An evening of song by internationally acclaimed artists Joelle Harvey, soprano and Allen Perriello, piano, including works by Purcell, Mozart, Clara Schumann, Grieg and Barber.

Tickets: $35 Standard | $30 Senior | $15 Student, plus fees

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Spring Lieder Lounge
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall
An evening of song by internationally acclaimed artists Janai Brugger, soprano and Martin Katz, piano. This exciting program includes repertoire by Poulenc, Mozart, Strauss, Rachmaninoff and Hoiby.

Tickets: $35 Standard | $30 Senior | $15 Student, plus fees

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About Collaborative Arts Inst​itute of Chicago
Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago seeks to make Chicago a world home for the study and performance of art song and vocal chamber music repertoire by curating performances and providing educational opportunities. CAIC regularly partners with prominent arts organizations, universities and schools throughout Chicago. Praised by Chicago Classical Review for consistently producing “art song performances of the highest order”, its performances feature an international roster of singers, pianists and instrumentalists who are leading performers of this repertoire world-wide.
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