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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Now celebrating seventeen years of weekly, free, world-class music making at St. James Cathedral!

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


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July 2016 Newsletter
Summer Concert Series The Summer Concert Series opened June 7, with Leos…
Remembering Deborah Sobol — Anthony Devroye
“It is hard to believe that a year has passed since the…
CHICAGO (August 27, 2014) – Anthony Devroye, Chicago-based violist of the Avalon…
J.S. Bach and Good Citizenship
Deborah Sobol, the founder of Rush Hour Concerts, was devoted to the…
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…