A New Home for Events
After years of presenting memorable musical events at Darnton & Hersh, we are excited to announce that future events will be under the auspices of Guarneri Hall NFP, a new not-for-profit classical music incubator whose home is a newly constructed, acoustically engineered and technologically advanced 85-seat performance space on the third floor at 11 East Adams in Chicago's Loop. Guarneri Hall NFP serves as a facilitator and catalyst for emerging musical artists, musical groups and music education initiatives.
The archive of past Darnton & Hersh events will remain on this website.
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The Calla Quartet comes to Chicago in October to play works by Haydn, Bartók, and Brahms. Silver-medalists of the 2015 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the members of the quartet—violinists Amelia Dietrich and Michaela Wellems, cellist Karissa Zadinsky and violist Aiden Kane—are students in the Bachelor of Music program at the prestigious Colburn Conservatory of Music. This past summer, Calla was selected as one of two preexisting groups to attend the Perlman Music Program Chamber Workshop on Shelter Island, NY, directed by…Find out more »
NOW SOLD OUT! Join us at a 300th birthday party for the “Lipinski” Strad! We are extremely honored to welcome violinist Frank Almond and pianist William Wolfram to the Darnton & Hersh salon for a special performance of “A Violin's Life” honoring the 300th birthday of the famed “Lipinski” Stradivari violin. The program will include pieces tied to the violin's rich history: the Sonata in G minor, known as the “Devil's Trill,” by Giuseppe Tartini, believed to be the first owner…Find out more »
Join us for an after-work Launchpad concert on April 25 when the Yas Quartet comes to the Darnton & Hersh salon. The program will include Haydn's String Quartet Opus 74, No. 3, "The Rider," Ravel's String Quartet in F major, and Prokofiev's String Quartet No. 2, Opus 92. Tickets are available now. The Chicago based Yas Quartet was formed in August of 2015. The Yas performs actively in Chicago at Roosevelt University, and at Groupmuse events where they are featured…Find out more »
An exciting late addition! Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins is thrilled and privileged to present two internationally-acclaimed artists, violinist Janet Sung with long-time collaborator and friend, pianist William Wolfram, in a special preview concert of the program the two will record for the Grammy-winning Sono Luminus label. Tickets are available for the varied program, which includes two masterpieces by Benjamin Britten and Georges Enescu, and contemporary works by three of today's most dynamic composers, Missy Mazzoli, Daniel Visconti and Gabriel…Find out more »