BIG ARTS’ upcoming season will feature 17 main stage performances that run the gamut – peppered in amongst art exhibits, a film series, lecture programs and more – and tickets are now on sale.
The 2019 Schein Hall series will run from January through March, kicking off on Jan. 5 with Beginnings, a Chicago tribute band that has performed at Disney’s EPCOT Center and Las Vegas casinos since 2002. The band is comprised of some of the finest New York musicians around.
“We wanted something upbeat and fun to kick off the season,” BIG ARTS Executive Director Lee Ellen Harder said. “They are the ultimate Chicago experience.”
The organization is marking a big milestone in 2019.
“It’s our 40th anniversary, and we are looking forward to a spectacular year,” she said.
Following Beginnings, the musical lineup offers something for everyone.
The Schein Hall series for 2019 includes:
– Jan. 5 at 8 p.m.: Beginnings
– Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m.: Pacifica Quartet with Sharon Isbin
– Jan. 12 at 8 p.m.: DePue Brothers Band
– Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m.: Oboe Fusion
– Jan. 17 at 8 p.m.: Bumper Jacksons
– Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m.: Jonathan Biss
– Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.: iluminate
– Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.: Dover Quartet with Peter Serkin
– Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.: m-pact
– Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.: Hot Club of San Francisco
– Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m.: Alfredo Muro with Natasha Farny
– Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.: New Shanghai Circus
– Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.: Judy Collins
– Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m.: Parker Quartet
– March 1 at 7:30 p.m.: “Sister Strikes Again!: Late Nite Catechism 2” by Maripat Donovan
– March 8 at 7:30 p.m.: “Every Brilliant Thing” by Zoetic Stage
– March 16 at 8 p.m.: Live in Central Park (Revisited) – Simon & Garfunkel
Tickets for the 2019 season can currently be purchased online or by calling 239-395-0900.
In addition to the main stage acts, BIG ARTS will host a weekly film series, lecture series, staged play readings, art exhibitions and artist receptions, and an extensive array of ongoing workshops.
Season brochures should be available in mid-September.
For more information on BIG ARTS, call 239-395-0900 or visit them online at bigarts.org.