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Music Institute Welcomes Back Acclaimed Alum Benjamin Beilman with Curtis on Tour March 9 at Nichols Concert Hall

The Music Institute of Chicago proudly announces the return of celebrated violinist and Music Institute alumnus Benjamin Beilman for a captivating performance as part of Curtis on Tour, an initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music. The event is set to mesmerize audiences on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the prestigious Nichols Concert Hall, located at 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. For those unable to attend in person, the performance will also be accessible via livestream.

Joining Benjamin Beilman on stage are esteemed musicians including violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, cellist Oliver Herbert, and a trio of emerging talents from the Curtis Institute: violinist Na Hyun Della Kyun, violist Emad Zolfaghari, and cellist Francis Carr. Together, they will deliver a spellbinding program featuring works by renowned composers such as Richard Strauss, Johannes Brahms, Alban Berg, and a commissioned piece by Alyssa Weinberg titled “Illuminating Arches.”

Benjamin Beilman’s musical journey traces back to his formative years at the Music Institute, where he studied under the tutelage of Almita and Roland Vamos for five transformative years. Reflecting on his time at the institute, Beilman expressed profound gratitude for the invaluable guidance and inspiration he received, crediting it with shaping his musical identity and nurturing his passion for performance and teaching. His illustrious career has been adorned with prestigious awards, including the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Career Grant. Currently a faculty member at the Curtis Institute, Beilman continues to inspire the next generation of musicians with his exceptional talent and unwavering dedication.

The Nichols Concert Hall Presents 2023–24 season promises an array of extraordinary performances, including upcoming shows featuring Titus Underwood on March 23 with “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and the musical trio Time for Three on April 27.

Tickets for Curtis on Tour with Benjamin Beilman are priced at $60 for preferred seating, $40 for standard seating, and $30 for value seating, and can be purchased online at or by phone at 847.448.8326. Additionally, livestream viewing options are available for $15 via Please note that all programming is subject to change.

About Nichols Concert Hall: Originally designed by noted architect Solon S. Beman in 1912, the Nichols Concert Hall stands as a testament to architectural and acoustic brilliance. Renovated in 2003, it now serves as a state-of-the-art, 550-seat performance space and music education hub. Equipped with a meticulously restored 1914 E. M. Skinner pipe organ, the hall has been recognized with the Richard H. Driehaus Award for best adaptive use by the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois.

About Music Institute of Chicago: Since its inception in 1931, the Music Institute of Chicago has been at the forefront of music education, performance, and community engagement. Offering personalized instruction to over 1,500 students annually across eight Community Music School locations, the institute strives to make music accessible to all. Through its diverse programs, scholarship opportunities, and world-class performances at Nichols Concert Hall, the Music Institute remains a vital cultural asset dedicated to enriching lives through music.

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