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Music Mon Jul 05 2010

Orion Ensemble Announces 2010-2011 Season

The Orion Ensemble, Chicago's nationally recognized chamber music ensemble, has announced a jam-packed season of music beginning this September. The 2010-2011 season will include four programs, featuring works from composers such as Robert Schumann, Astor Piazzolla, and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Orion Ensemble will also feature an all-French program in November, including César Franck's Sonata in A Major for Violin and/or Cello; Jean Françaix's Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano (1990); and Théodore Dubois's Quintet in F Major for Piano, Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Cello (1905).

Along with their musical offerings, Orion Ensemble will partner with Ballet Chicago for their February 27, March 6, and March 9 performances. These showings will feature the debut of Orion Ensemble's "Instruments of Revelation" by Victoria Bond. Dancers will perform the choreography of Ballet Chicago Director Daniel Duell.

The Orion Ensemble has made it easy for music lovers across the area to access their performances, by offering all four programs at three venues across Chicagoland. The Chicago Loop Series takes place at Roosevelt University's Ganz Memorial Hall, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, at 7:30 pm, Wednesdays, Sept. 22, Nov. 17, March 9, and May 18. The Evanston Series, occurs at the Music Institute of Chicago's Nichols Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, at 7:30 pm, Sundays, Oct. 3 and Feb. 27, and 3 pm Sundays, Nov. 28, and May 8. The Geneva Series, takes place at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive, at 7 pm Sundays, Sept. 19, Nov. 21, March 6, and May 1. To order tickets, or for more information, call 630-628-9591, or visit

This article was updated 7/7/2010.

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