Classic Concert Series

Since 1943, this renowned series has brought the greatest artists performing on concert stages around the world to the University of Chicago’s intimate Mandel Hall to perform works from the Classical period to the present. In its early years, the Classic series brought such significant performers as Igor Stravinsky, Artur Schnabel, Isaac Stern, Arnold Schoenberg, and the Budapest Quartet. In the more than 75 years since, the series’ has maintained its reputation as the premiere presenter of chamber music and recitals in Chicago, hosting the local debuts of artists including Ian Bostridge, Cecilia Bartoli, Hilary Hahn, and Seong-Jin Cho and continuing to be the Chicago home of many of today’s greatest recitalists.

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