(LIVESTREAM) Laughterreise: Liebeslieder Edition 

Friday, February 10, 2023 at 7pm

fourthcoastensemble.com/laugh

Tickets $15-$20

Come along on another Laughterreise, the smash-hit, sold-out art song revue debuted by the quartet and a crew of notable Chicago comedians last season! This year’s programming focuses on love songs across the ages and will include excerpts from Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, appropriately performed by husband and wife pianist team Andrew Rosenblum and Maria Sumareva. Also featuring more musical improv, art song debuts, dead poets, and a hearty dose of Weltschmerz alongside the talents of Fourth Coast Ensemble, Tyler DeLoatch, Brad Pike, Andrea Sharavsky, Robbie Ellis (composer), and Gretchen Eng (director).

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(LIVESTREAM) 4th Annual Chicago songSLAM 

Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 7:30pm

fourthcoastensemble.com/songslam23

Tickets $15-$20

Hosted by composer Stacy Garrop

Fourth Coast Ensemble is pleased to present the fourth annual Chicago songSlam- a unique opportunity for 10 composer/performer teams to premiere new art songs and compete for cash prizes. Each team will present a new song of 5 minutes or less for voice and piano for the voting audience, who - in the poetry slam tradition - will then vote on their favorites via text message and award $2,000 in prize money to the top three teams.

Back by popular demand, this year’s competition will be emcee'd by Chicago composer Stacy Garrop at the beautiful Nichols Concert Hall in downtown Evanston.  Fourth Coast Ensemble will perform several of Ms. Garrop’s works to close the night as votes are tabulated.

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4th Annual Chicago songSLAM

Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 7:30pm

Nichols Concert Hall (Downtown Evanston)

Tickets $15-$20

Hosted by composer Stacy Garrop

Fourth Coast Ensemble is pleased to present the fourth annual Chicago songSlam- a unique opportunity for 10 composer/performer teams to premiere new art songs and compete for cash prizes. Each team will present a new song of 5 minutes or less for voice and piano for the voting audience, who - in the poetry slam tradition - will then vote on their favorites via text message and award $2,000 in prize money to the top three teams.

Back by popular demand, this year’s competition will be emcee'd by Chicago composer Stacy Garrop at the beautiful Nichols Concert Hall in downtown Evanston.  Fourth Coast Ensemble will perform several of Ms. Garrop’s works to close the night as votes are tabulated.

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Fine Folk

Friday, April 21, 2023 at 7:30pm

Logan Center Performance Penthouse (Hyde Park)

Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 3pm

Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro (North Center)

Tickets $15-$35

Folk music thrives in the city of Chicago and Fourth Coast Ensemble is privileged to work with some of the most beloved interpreters of American folk repertoire on this innovative program that blurs the line between recital and hootenanny! The quartet will perform an inheritance of works by musicians who contributed to the unique sound of American folk music, from Spirituals to the Seegers, alongside pianist Kuang-Hao Huang and the Jonas Friddle Band playing banjo, guitar, fiddle, and bass, among other instruments. This project will benefit from the oversight of superstar composer Shawn Okpebholo and folk favorite Peggy Browning and include original, workshopped arrangements of repertoire from all corners of the folk canon.

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(LIVESTREAM) Fine Folk 

Friday, May 26, 2023 at 7pm

fourthcoastensemble.com/finefolk

Tickets $15-$20

Folk music thrives in the city of Chicago and Fourth Coast Ensemble is privileged to work with some of the most beloved interpreters of American folk repertoire on this innovative program that blurs the line between recital and hootenanny! The quartet will perform an inheritance of works by musicians who contributed to the unique sound of American folk music, from Spirituals to the Seegers, alongside pianist Kuang-Hao Huang and the Jonas Friddle Band playing banjo, guitar, fiddle, and bass, among other instruments. This project will benefit from the oversight of superstar composer Shawn Okpebholo and folk favorite Peggy Browning and include original, workshopped arrangements of repertoire from all corners of the folk canon.

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