A model of what a classical concert series should be.
- Chicago Tribune
Each year the University of Chicago Presents (UCP) brings a wide array of world-class professional soloists and chamber music ensembles to campus through its three main concert series and annual jazz concerts supported by the Julie and Parker Hall Endowment. UCP’s Classic Concert Series features recitalists and chamber music ensembles performing music from the Classical period through the present, and regularly includes Chicago debut performances by outstanding musicians and ensembles as well as distinctive programs of works not often heard in the city. UCP’s Howard Mayer Brown International Early Music Series (EMS) brings acclaimed artists from around the globe, who otherwise would be known to local audiences only through recordings, for the historically appropriate performances of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque repertoire. UCP's Artist-in-Residence Series features concerts by the Pacifica Quartet, who join forces with fellow Grammy-award winning new music ensemble-in-residence eighth blackbird to anchor the Contempo Series.