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Monday, July 24, 2017

Northeastern Illinois University will host the Chicago Chamber Music Festival (CCMF) from July 29 through Aug. 5.

CCMF is a one-week summer immersion program for talented young musicians ages 12-18. The goal of the CCMF is to provide students and young musicians an intensive experience that develops both their solo and chamber music playing regardless of their backgrounds.

During the week, Northeastern faculty members and students work closely on developing technical skills, deepening artistry and honing performance skills, all in a non-competitive and supportive environment. Additionally, students work on solo repertoire with experienced faculty, collaborate with peers in chamber music, participate in a master class with renowned musicians, perform in recitals and compete in the concerto competition for an opportunity to perform with the Northeastern Illinois University Orchestra.

Co-directed by Susan Tang and Jaime Gorgojo, the festival includes five events that are free and open to the public.

All events will be performed in the Recital Hall on the Main Campus, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago. Parking permits are required.

Events lined up are as follows:

Concerto Competition
Saturday, July 29, 11 a.m.

Lincoln Trio Master Class (Individual instruments)
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 11:30 p.m.

Lincoln Trio Performance and Chamber Music Master Class
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2 p.m.

CCMF Solo Recital
Friday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m.

CCMF Chamber Music Recital
Saturday, Aug. 5, 1 p.m.