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Dame Myra Hess Concerts


Weekly: Every Wednesday, 12:15-1pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

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Dame Myra Hess Concert in Preston Bradley Hall

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts features solo and ensemble performances of classical music that showcase emerging performers. Held year round on Wednesdays at 12:15pm in Preston Bradley Hall.

The Dame Myra Hess concerts are produced by the International Music Foundation, for more information on the concerts, visit the IMF website at


Upcoming Schedule

Muen Wei, Piano

August 16, 12:15pm


Kinga Augustyn, Violin
Kalina Mrmevska, Piano

August 23, 12:15pm


Adam Zukiewicz, Piano

August 30, 12:15pm


Thomas Mesa, Piano

September 6, 12:15pm


Dame Myra Hess Goes to the Park!Gaudete Brass

September 13, 12:15pm

On September 13, the Dame Myra Hess concert leaves the Cultural Center and heads to the Pritzker Stage in Millennium Park for its usual 12:15pm performance. To celebrate our first-ever outside Hess concert – and pay tribute to the glorious Red Star BrassPritzker Pavilion – we will combine two brass quintets for this performance: Gaudete Brass and Red Star Brass. The program will feature works by Hindemith, Garrop, Gabrieli, and Plog. So grab your sun-glasses and sun-hat, and join us on September 13 at the Pritzker Pavilion.


Sung Chang, Piano

September 20, 12:15pm


Yaegy Park, Violin
TBA, Piano

September 27, 12:15pm


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Preston Bradley Hall
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78 E. Washington St.

Chicago, IL 60602

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