The Evanston-based Music Institute of Chicago today announced its postponing several public performances at its Nichols Concert Hall and is cancelling some other program and limiting attendance at still others.

The Marcus Roberts Trio’s concert, scheduled for Saturday at Nichols Concert Hall has been rescheduled for Aug. 1. Ticket refunds or transfers can be handled through the box office by email at glemmens@musicinst.org.

Other public performances at Nichols, including the tribute to Art Blakey on March 28 and the Formosa Quartet on April 4 are eing postponed with new dates to be determined.

Otherwise, the school says:

  • Private music and small group instruction at MIC campuses continues.
  • Rehearsals and performances for ensembles that primarily serve older adults have been postponed indefinitely.
  • Individual or small group student rehearsals and performances will continue at all campuses, including Nichols Concert Hall.
  • All student classes, rehearsals, and performances will limit attendees to students and their immediate families. In addition, those attendees will be asked to employ “social distance” seating, allowing at least three feet between attendees.
  • Large ticketed or public events at Nichols Concert Hall are postponed indefinitely.
  • Music as Service performances at senior residences have been postponed.
  • ArtsLink, arts integration residencies in K-12 schools, are occurring until further notice.

More information is available on the MIC website.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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