Daniel Swenberg

Daniel Swenberg plays a wide variety of lutes and guitars: baroque, renaissance, classical/romantic–small, medium, and large. While based in New York, Daniel schleps instruments throughout North America and Europe to play with a wide range of ensembles: ARTEK, REBEL, The Metropolitan Opera, the Carmel Bach Festival, Mr. Jones & the Engines of Destruction,  Jordi Savall and leg Concert des Nations, Opera Atelier/Tafelmusik, The New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Catacoustic Ensemble, Handel & Hayden, The Green Mountain Project, Tenet, Skid Rococo, the Newberry Consort, Music of the Baroque, Staatstheatre Stuttgart, the Orchestra of St Lukes, and Blah, blah, blah. He has accompanied Renee Fleming and Kathleen Battle at Carnegie Hall. He is on faculty at The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and at the University of Northern Texas (Denton).  Daniel received awards from the Belgian American Educational Foundation (2000) for a study of 18th century chamber music for the lute, and a Fulbright Scholarship (1997) to study in Bremen, Germany at the Hochschule für Künste (studying with Stephen Stubbs and Andrew Lawrence King). He studied previously with Pat O’Brien at Mannes College of Music, receiving a Masters degree in Historical Performance (Lute). Prior to this life’s incarnation as a lutenist, he studied classical guitar at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and musicology at Washington University (St. Louis). His programing integrates and emphasizes music with the history, sciences, economics, politics, and broader culture of its time.

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Friday – DECEMBER 6
PARKING INFORMATION FOR GRACE LUTHERAN: Street parking is available along Division Street and Bonnie Brae. Read signs carefully — there are some restrictions on weekdays. Evening and weekend parking is available in Concordia University’s parking garage, just south of Grace, and in the spaces marked “Concordia” in the park district lot on the north side of Division Street. To learn more please click here (Link to: http://www.graceriverforest.org/welcome/visit/)

Enter the church either via the entrance on Bonnie Brae or on Division Street.


Saturday – DECEMBER 7
PARKING/CTA INFORMATION FOR ST. JOHN CANTIUS: The church is accessible via the CTA Blue line (Chicago stop.) It is also accessible via two CTA bus routes: Bus 56 on Milwaukee Ave, and Bus 66 on Chicago Ave stop nearby.Street parking is available on Carpenter Street; plus free parking is available in the lot behind the church and the adjacent school (enter lot from Sangamon).  Don’t park in lot across the street. We recommend booking parking in advance at SpotHero (link to: spothero.com)


Sunday  – DECEMBER 8
PARKING/CTA INFORMATION FOR FIRST UNITED  METHODIST CHURCH: The large parking garage directly across from the church (on Church street) is FREE on Sundays (simply take a ticket and insert it at the machine at the exit when you leave.) Free street parking is available on the residential streets surrounding the church. The church is also accessible via the purple L line (Davis stop.)


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