Great Music for Busy Lives.

Since its inception in 2000, Rush Hour Concerts has created a musical culture in Chicago informed by the demands of contemporary lifestyles, bold in its reach across all communities, and grounded in its mission of free arts programs for everyone.

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Celebrating fifiteen years of weekly, free, world-class music making at St. James Cathedral!

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Make Music Chicago

The annual daylong, citywide musical free-for-all for all ages and musical genres


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News & Events

Aug 5
Poetry Foundation Open Door Encore
A collaboration between poets CM Burroughs and Andre Price and Quintet Attacca, featuring readings…
The Organ and Alexandre Guilmant’s March on a Theme by Handel, Op. 15
This month we've asked Bruce Barber to share his thoughts on Alexandre…
The Harmonic Alchemy of Gabriel Fauré
This month we've asked Winston Choi to share his thoughts on Gabriel…
March Listening Moment: Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of John Dowland
A hallmark of Rush Hour Concerts' mission is to make classical music…
RUSH HOUR CONCERTS 2014: Celebrating 15th Anniversary and Honoring Memory of Founder Deborah Sobol
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RUSH HOUR CONCERTS 2014 Celebrating 15th Anniversary and Honoring…