Plan Your Visit

PERFORMANCE VENUES

Music of the Baroque performs regularly at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park and the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Other concerts, including the annual holiday concerts, are performed in several city and suburban churches. Please click on a venue name to view more information.

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DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

Please choose a venue name for more information on how to get to our concerts and where to park.

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HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS



The Fairmont Chicago is Music of the Baroque's generous season sponsor and preferred hotel partner. This Chicago hotel features 687 contemporary guestrooms and suites including hypoallergenic, allergy-friendly Fairmont PURE rooms. Guestrooms feature stunning views of Grant, Millennium and Maggie Daley Parks as well as Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Visit the Fairmont Chicago website for more information and to make reservations.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE DINING PARTNERS


Columbus Tap, located inside Music of the Baroque's preferred hotel partner, the Fairmont Chicago, offers a quintessential tap house experience in the heart of Chicago, masterfully blending sophisticated offerings with neighborhood charm. Visit the Columbus Tap website for more information and to make reservations.


Catch 35, dubbed, "one of the classiest and most innovative seafood restaurants around" by the Chicago Sun-Times, is an elegant choice for pre-show dining. The warm and expansive eatery boasts a newly crafted menu offering a variety of seafood & fresh from the farm options that appeals to all types of eaters from Colorado volcano lamb shank to Hong Kong style salmon to charred Spanish octopus. Fan favorites on the menu like pan roasted Chilean sea bass, Georges Bank scallop surf & turf, Alaskan king crab have been enhanced, furthermore, the seasonal ingredients such as Alaskan halibut, wild salmon, Block Island swordfish highlight the specials menu monthly. M Catch 35, entices the casual, business, and special occasion crowds. Live jazz music at the Chicago location from 6-9pm Tuesday-Saturday illuminates the Chicago experience for tourists and regulars alike. Music of the Baroque patrons receive free valet parking and a free dessert (with every two entrees purchased) when showing their concert tickets for the day’s performance. Visit the Catch 35 website or call 312.346.3500 for more information and to make reservations.


Cherry Circle Room is the reinvention of the iconic restaurant of the same name that has serviced the Chicago Athletic Association and its members for generations. The intimate, James Beard award-winning space ('Outstanding Restaurant Design') has been fully reimagined and restored by Land and Sea Dept., melding the building's historic original features with modern design elements that root the experience firmly in the present. Music of the Baroque patrons receive a complimentary welcome cocktail, plus a free dessert with every two entrees purchased when showing their concert tickets for the day’s performance. Visit the Cherry Circle Room website for more information and to make reservations.


The word Acanto is the Italian translation of Acanthus, the flowery leaf featured prominently in Roman architecture. Famed architect Louis Sullivan used Acanthus in his distinctive terracotta ornamentation found on the facade of the historical landmark building at 18 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Steps from Millennium Park and along Chicago’s Cultural Mile, Acanto is the destination for those who appreciate Italian food, wine and an approachable, inviting dining experience. Music of the Baroque patrons receive a complimentary round of bubbles or dessert for the table with the purchase of an entree when showing their concert tickets for the day’s performance. Visit the Acanto website for more information and to make reservations.


With a similar focus on sterling quality and superb style, The Gage has become a favorite of locals and visitors worldwide. Over the years, The Gage has been one of Chicago’s most booked restaurants-- effortlessly blending European influence with American style. The restaurant serves refined, rustic fare complemented by an innovative libations program in a lively, convivial setting. Recently celebrating over ten years in business, The Gage continues to be both a respected classic and an innovative leader on Chicago’s dining scene. Music of the Baroque patrons receive a complimentary round of bubbles or dessert for the table with the purchase of an entree when showing their concert tickets for the day’s performance. Visit the Gage website for more information and to make reservations.

For other restaurants, please choose a venue name for more information.

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AT THE PERFORMANCE

To help make your experience more enjoyable, here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about Music of the Baroque performances.

When should I arrive?

Allow enough time for travel, parking, picking up or purchasing tickets, and getting into your seat before the concert is scheduled to begin. The box office opens one hour before the concert, and the concert hall doors open one half hour before the concert.

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How do I find my seats?

Ushers will assist you in finding your seats.

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What happens if I’m late?

Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management, usually at the first appropriate pause in the program. Please note that the seating break for some performances may not occur until intermission.

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What if I’m in a wheelchair or need special accommodations?

All Music of the Baroque performance venues are accessible. As facilities vary from location to location, please request assistance from the Box Office when ordering to ensure the most comfortable seating.

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May I bring my child?

Children eight years old or older are welcome at Music of the Baroque concerts.

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May I leave my cell phone on in case someone needs to reach me?

Out of respect for the audience and performers, all electronic devices with ringers or alarms must be turned off during the performances.

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Where are restrooms and telephones located?

The locations of restrooms and telephones are listed on the last page of concert program books.

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How long is a typical concert?

Most Music of the Baroque concerts are approximately two hours in length, including a 15-minute intermission. Concerts containing a single work may be performed without intermission.

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When should I applaud?

Many classical works have three or more movements or sections. Applause is customary after the completion of the last movement of each work. If you are unsure, you can wait for the rest of the audience to clap before you join in.

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How can I become a Music of the Baroque usher?

Ushers for Music of the Baroque concerts are members of the Saints, an organization of volunteers for the performing arts. While ushering is their most visible presence, the Saints also provide other kinds of volunteer services for nonprofit, as well as some for-profit, groups in the Chicago area.

Because the Saints believe that groups like Music of the Baroque enrich the community, they volunteer their services in exchange for seats at performances.

The Saints have provided volunteer ushers for performing arts groups since the organization was established in 1980. It is believed to be the first and only organized volunteer support group of its kind in the country to serve the entire performing arts community.

For more information, contact the Saints directly at 773.529.5510 or at info@saintschicago.org.