Colvin Concerts: Candlelight Voyage

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Name: Colvin Concerts: Candlelight Voyage
Date: May 23, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Event Description:

​In the event of a warm, May evening, this concert will move outdoors to Colvin House’s charming, spacious Courtyard!

In the Candlelight Voyage, be transported to the furthest reaches of classical music's beauty. From the Baroque, to the joyful simplicity of the Classicalists, to the emotional depths of the Romantics and the surreal and existential questionings of the 20th and 21st centuries. This four-evening series highlights the most profound moments chronologically, starting with Bach and before, to Rachmaninoff and beyond. Each performance will include an intimate, powerful, candlelit stage, and one-of-a-kind personal introductions from the musical artists themselves.

Night 4 · Thursday, May 23: Works for piano, violin and cello. Featured works: Part, Schnittke, Messiaen, Glass, Xenakis, Saariaho, Nicole Mitchell and Nina Simone.

Each evening will include personal introductions from the artists, as well as audience interaction with artists onstage.

About the Artists:

Missing Piece made up of Kelly Quesada & Dan Galat · resident ensemble
Shi-An Costello · artist-in-residence and curator
Kelly Quesada's early career brought first prizes in the concerto competitions of University of Oregon and Baldwin Wallace Youth Orchestras. After full scholarship orchestral studies at the University of Alabama, Ms. Quesada served as principal cellist of the Civic Orchestra, the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony. In recent years, she has appeared as a soloist and chamber artist with: Eugene Symphony and North Mississippi Symphony; Tuuli, Ido and Delgani String Quartets; and a special concerto appearance of a new Griffin Candey cello concerto with the CHAI Collaborative Collective. Ms. Quesada is a pupil of David Alan Harrell of the Cleveland Orchestra and Baroque cello virtuoso Marc Vanscheeuwijck.

Violinist, Dan Galat, received his BM, MM and Performance Diploma from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. After serving 5 seasons as Assistant Concertmaster of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Galat went on to hold positions with the Northwest Indiana Symphony, New Philharmonic, Illinois Philharmonic, Bach Cantata Vespers, and Fulcrum Point New Music Project. He has also appeared with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Galat is a co-founding member of Missing Piece Duo, and currently serves as concertmaster of the Chicago Composers Orchestra.

Learn more on Missing Piece's website and Instagram.

Pianist and composer, Shi-An Costello, is a recent recipient of a Chicago Takes Ten High Concept Labs/Walder Foundation new music commission for his electro-acoustic work, Household Sounds of Chicago, and an Individual Artist Support Award from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, for his newest solo piano work, The Orient. Other recent commissions include works for Masso Quartet, The Blank Experiment, Chromic Duo, and Missing Piece.

As a pianist, Mr. Costello has recently appeared in recital with members of Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Toronto, Minnesota, Milwaukee, Winnipeg, Honolulu, and Thunder Bay Symphonies, the Lyric Opera Orchestra of Chicago, and the Musical Pathways Initiative of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In his youth, Costello was a piano and theory student under Vladimir Leyetchkiss, one of the last pupils of the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus, and a trombone student under Richard Schmitt, former principal of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Learn more here or on Instagram.


Food & Drink:

Colvin House is officially selling food onsite at Colvin House! Guests can order from a limited menu each week.

Please note that we no longer allow outside food at Colvin Concerts.

Colvin House does not sell alcoholic beverages. A selection of non-alcoholic beverages is available for purchase, but you're welcome to bring your own beer, wine, etc.


Parking Info:

Colvin House can only provide very limited parking onsite for this event, usually reserved for parkers with disabilities.

The first 20 cars can park FREE at George B. Swift Elementary School, just a block west of Colvin House (as space allows). Please pull up to Colvin House's driveway gate (Thorndale Ave) first to receive a parking permit, which will provide further instructions.

The Malibu Condominiums (6007 N Sheridan) parking garage is under construction and not open for public parking.

They recommend arriving early if you need to park.


Please only register / RSVP if you can attend. If plans change, please cancel your reservation or email them at

+ They recommend registering tickets as a group (under one name) so our staff can plan to seat your party together.

+ Keep an eye on this link and your inbox (once you register) for any announcements in the case of a postponement.


Colvin House
5940 N. Sheridan Rd.

Date/Time Information:
Thursday, May 23, 2024
7 - 9 p.m.
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