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CHICAGO (October 6, 2015) – City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph, is proud to host the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra’s fall Sunday brunch series. The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) are dedicated to the original concept of chamber music as “the music of friends” by capturing the jam-session feel of great music played by great musicians. The three-part monthly series kicks off in October with classical songs of longing, continues in November with some groovy jazz, and culminates in December with cool Christmas cuts.


The Chicago Philharmonic Sunday Series takes place Sundays, Oct. 25, Nov. 22 & Dec. 20, at noon. Doors open at 11 a.m., and brunch is available for purchase before and during the performance. Casual attire is encouraged. Individual general admission tickets are available for $25 at Three-concert cp2 series subscriptions are available for $50.


The Transcendent Voice: Songs of Longing by Schubert, Mahler & Cooke: Sunday, Oct. 25

Neil Kimel (horn) and Alan Darling (piano) add an orchestral range of color and harmony to this unique trio fronted by mezzo-soprano Susan Platts (pictured), “The Warmest Classical Diva You’ll Ever Meet.” The group begins with Schubert’s “Auf dem Strom,” which depicts a contemplative speaker who is being whisked away from home and love on a river’s current. Next they perform a set of lesser known but equally evocative nocturnes by British composer Arnold Cooke. The trio closes with Gustav Mahler’s hauntingly beautiful Kindertotenlieder, in which love ultimately triumphs over loss.



Feelin’ Good: Grooving Music from Nina Simone, Zvonimir Tot, Gershwin & Beyond: Sunday, Nov. 22

cp2 finds its groove in a fusion of Nina Simone, jazz guitar and cutting-edge classical as a string quartet with the additions of fabulous soprano Adrienne Walker, jazz guitarist Zvonimir Tot and bassist Rob Kassinger. Currently with the national tour of Dirty Dancing, Walker sets the tone for this concert with her considerable vocal range, from the bluesy Nina Simone to the soaring melodies of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.


St. Nick in Shades: Fresh Riffs on Holiday Tunes: Sunday, Dec. 20

Vocal stylist Cheryl Wilson sings a cool program of holiday favorites that runs the gamut from jazz tunes like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” to classical pieces like “Oh Holy Night” and pop hits like “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Wilson – who has collaborated with artists as diverse as Michael Jackson, Mavis Staples and Celine Dion – navigates this varied terrain with her versatile voice. Jim Gailloreto struts his stuff as he expertly showcases the colorful sounds of the woodwind family, including various saxophones and flutes. And pianist Jeremy Kahn tempers the afternoon’s wide-ranging program with a jazz flavor.


All City Winery events are open to all ages, unless noted.


Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Sunday brunch series joins a diverse mix of the most respected names in pop, rock, jazz, blues, world music, theater, dance, spoken word and comedy presented at City Winery Chicago, including previously announced headliners and supporting acts: Joan Armatrading with Kristina Train (Oct. 7-9); An Evening with Aaron Neville (Oct. 12-13); Carbon Leaf with The Accidentals (Oct. 14-15); Chris Smither with John Sieger (Oct. 16); Story Sessions (Oct. 18, noon); Black Violin (Oct. 18, 5&8pm); Emerson Hart and Meiko with Zeke Duhon (Oct. 19); Edgar Winter Band (Oct. 20); Shawn Mullins (Oct. 21); Janeane Garofalo (Oct. 23, 7:30 & 10pm); Stomp Your Feet to the Jammin’ Beat – Halloween Harvest (Oct. 24, noon); Kat Edmonson with Milton (Oct. 24); Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players: The Transcendent Voice (Oct. 25, 11 a.m.); Al Di Meola (Oct. 26, 7 pm); Emily King (Oct. 28); Mipso with 10 String Symphony (Oct. 29); Tank (Oct. 30); “Icons of Funk” featuring Leo Nocentelli of the Meters and Bernie Worrell of P-Funk (Oct. 31); Foghorn Stringband (Nov. 1, 4pm); The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill (Nov. 1, 8:30pm); Funkadesi (Nov. 2); John Sebastian (Nov. 4); Tom Paxton with Michael J. Miles (Nov. 5); The Polyphonic Spree with The Sharp Things (Nov. 8); Howard Jones (Nov. 9); Vanessa Carlton with Joshua Hyslop (Nov. 10); Everclear – 20th anniversary of Sparkle and Fade (Nov. 11, 7pm & 10pm); Mason Jennings with S. Carey (Nov. 12); Susan Werner – 20th Anniversary of Last of the Good Straight Girls with Sam Baker (Nov. 13); Stomp Your Feet to the Jammin’ Beat – Thanksgiving Hoedown (Nov. 14, noon);  Paula Cole with Mark Erelli (Nov. 14); Songs @ City Winery – A Sunday Cabaret (Nov. 15, noon); The Bluegrass Ball with the Traveling McCourys, Drew Emmitt and Andy Thorn (Nov. 15, 5pm and 8pm); Matthew Perryman Jones & Leigh Nash (Nov. 16); Loose Ends featuring Jane Eugene (Nov. 17, 7pm); Macy Gray with Valise (Nov. 18-19); Ari Hest with P.M. Buys (Nov. 20); Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players: Feelin’ Good (Nov. 22, 11am); Musiq Soulchild (Nov. 24, 7 & 9:30pm); Musiq Soulchild (Nov. 25, 7:30 & 10pm); Joseph Arthur and Chuck Prophet (Nov. 27); Eric Burdon & the Animals (Nov. 19); Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses (Nov. 30); The English Beat (Dec. 1-2); The Empty Pockets with Mark Croft and Nate Jones (Dec. 6); JD Souther (Dec. 7); Marc Broussard (Dec. 8); Los Lobos (Dec. 13-16); Stomp Your Feet to the Jammin’ Beat – Holiday Magic (Dec. 19, noon); Tab Benoit (Dec. 19, 7 & 10pm); Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players: St. Nick in Shades (Dec. 20, 11am); Shemekia Copeland’s Holiday Party (Dec. 20); Michael McDermott (Dec. 21-13); Tim Meadows (Dec. 30, 7&9:30pm); Robert Randolph & the Family Band (Dec. 31); Steve Earle (Jan. 4-5); Kevin Griffin (Jan. 8); Steve Earle (Jan. 25-26); and 10,000 Maniacs (Feb. 12 at 7pm & Feb. 13, 5 & 8pm).


Opened in 2012, City Winery Chicago is a fully operational winery, restaurant with outdoor patio, concert hall and private event space located in the heart of the West Loop at 1200 W. Randolph, in the historic urban Fulton Market district. Once a refrigerated food distribution warehouse, the 1911 building has been transformed into a contemporary 33,000 square foot haven for those passionate about wine, music and culinary arts. The décor evokes the romance of being in wine country, from the exposed stainless steel fermenting tanks and French oak barrels, to the aroma of fermenting grapes. Chicago’s only fully operation winery has produced dozens of in-house wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington, Argentina and Chile, including a Wine Enthusiast 90-point 2012 Bien Nacido Vineyard Reserve pinot noir. With more than 400 unique producers from around the world City Winery is recognized with 2014 and 2015 Best of Awards of Excellence “for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world” by Wine Spectator. The globally inspired, locally sourced, wine-focused food menu is conceived for pairing and sharing. The concert hall accommodates up to 300 guests, all seated at tables with complete beverage and dining service, ensuring a comfortable “listening room” experience enhanced by a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system. Riedel is the official and exclusive provider of glassware, showing City Winery’s commitment to enjoying quality wine in a quality vessel. American Airlines is the Official Airline and Virgin Hotels Chicago is the Official Hotel of City Winery. For more information, please visit


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Rob. Walton

Assistant Vice President

The Silverman Group, Inc.

213 W. Institute Place, Suite 501

Chicago, IL 60610



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