An interview with  Dr. Robert Kendrick,  our pre-concert lecturer!

An interview with Dr. Robert Kendrick, our pre-concert lecturer!

An interview with Dr. Robert Kendrick our pre-concert lecturer!     We are so looking forward to the pre-concert chats at our upcoming performances of The Empress. At all three concerts, Dr. Robert L. Kendrick will be sharing his insights into Margarita...
The Wedding of Margarita & Leopold

The Wedding of Margarita & Leopold

The Wedding of Margarita & Leopold The marriage of the teenaged princess Margarita Teresa of Spain to her uncle, Emperor Leopold I, entailed a long-awaited, well-planned series of festivities. Like the union itself, the celebration of their wedding was designed to...
Who was Margarita Teresa?

Who was Margarita Teresa?

Born into the Spanish line of the Habsburgs, Margarita Teresa’s (1651-1673) birth was the product of one in a long line of avunculate—that is, interfamilial—marriages within the distinguished royal family. Her father, King Philip IV of Spain, married her mother,...
Rediscovered 15th Century Songbook Produces ‘New’ Songs

Rediscovered 15th Century Songbook Produces ‘New’ Songs

Thank you to Eddie Arruza of WTTW for the wonderful article and video!   It’s a certainty you’ve never heard some of the music in the Leuven Songbook. It’s quite possible that no one else in the last 400 years has heard it, either. The nearly 50 short love songs,...
David Douglass

David Douglass

David Walker Concert Dangerous Love Lutenist and guitarist David Walker has performed extensively throughout the United States earning praise for his “surety of technique and expressive elegance,” (Columbus Dispatch) as well as his “tremendous dexterity and careful...

The Empress is This Weekend - Parking & Concert Information (click to open)

October 18th, Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library

ADDRESS: 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610

Concert begins at 8:00 pm, (pre-concert lecture at 7:30 pm)

***Complimentary wine and prosecco available before concert and at intermission***
PARKING: 
Nearby parking garage: 100 West Chestnut Street (enter on Clark Street). Parking rates are $11 (0-6 hours) and $13 (6-8 hours).
Limited metered street parking available near Library
Directions for via L, bus available here.
Alternatively, we recommend visiting SpotHero to book a space at the Newberry Plaza Garage – great deals on parking are available when you book in advance using this website/app!
 

October 19th, International House, U of C

ADDRESS: 1414 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

 
Concert begins at 2:00 pm, (pre-concert lecture at 1:30 pm) – PLEASE NOTE ATYPICAL START TIME

***Reception to celebrate partnership with Global Voices to follow the performance.***

PARKING:
Limited street parking is available around the Midway Plaisance and all around campus. PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING MAY BE IMPACTED BY CAMPUS EVENTS AND OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO.

The preferred visitors parking garage is located at Drexel Avenue and 61st Street. The garage opens at 9 am on weekdays. The parking rate is $4 per hour.
The parking lot at the corner of Drexel Avenue and 60th Street is free on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays.
Alternatively, we recommend visiting SpotHero to book a space at the Newberry Plaza Garage – great deals on parking are available when you book in advance using this website/app!

October 20th, Galvin Recital Hall, NU

ADDRESS: 70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
***Please note venue is located inside the Bienen Music School, a large building on Lake Michigan. On the side of the structure you will see the name of the building itself, which is “The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts.”***Concert begins at 3:00 pm, (pre-concert lecture at 2:30 pm) 

General campus directions (leads to visitors center very close to Music School) can be found here.
PARKING 
A large parking lot is located nearby the venue and is free to all on Sundays. Additional parking options can be found here.