The Ondas Ensemble’s unique blend of instrumentation, innovative display of repertoire, clarity of articulation and precision of ensemble sets them apart from the rest.”

Lori Ardovino
Professor of Clarinet & Saxophone
University of Montevallo
Alabama
About Ondas

Since their first concert in 2007 as part of the Chicago Latino Music Festival, the Ondas Ensemble has been delighting audiences with their inventive and unique programming of new and historic works.

Ondas – which means “waves” in both Spanish and Portuguese, also means “cool” or “latest trend.” Ondas works closely with contemporary composers, developing new works for chamber ensemble. Programming includes exciting collaborations with other music groups, guest artists such as Orbert Davis (trumpet), and dancers.

Ondas’ performing members bring to the ensemble an impressive array of talent, as well as diversity in background and culture. Our core instrumentation is flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano that expands or contracts depending on the program.

2014-2015 marks Ondas’ eighth season starting with performances for the Chicago Latino Music Festival in November 2014. An exciting addition to our programming is Ondas’ production of “O Saci” by Brazilian composer, Miguel Kertsman. “O Saci” was premiered in London’s Covent Garden Theater in August 2009 and Ondas did the U.S. premiere production.

Past seasons have included annual performances at the Chicago Latino Music Festival, performances at the Ravinia Music Festival, various live shows on WFMT-FM radio, and WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight”.

Close
Past Concerts

Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 1:00-2:00 pm (CST)
As part of WFMT’s “Chicago Day” – Ondas will be featured.
Listen live on 98.7 FM radio or on www.wfmt.com

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 7:30 pm
Ondas – Chicago Latino Music Festival
Music of Barilari, Ponce & Del Aguila
Music on Madison Series

Thursday., Sept. 26, 2013 7:30 pm
Ondas – Chicago Latino Music Festival
Music of Barilari, Ponce & Del Aguila
Sherwood Conservatory of Music

Sun., April 21, 2013 4:00 pm
Ondas and the Evanston Children’s Choir – perform works by
Elbio Barilari and Gustavo Leone
Unitarian Church of Evanston

Sat. March 2, 2013 8:00 pm
“Victoria Holland and Friends”
The Musical Offering/Music on Madison

Fri., March 1, 2013 8:00 pm
University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 6:30 pm
Ondas’ Tribute to Nadia Boulanger
Featuring works by Nadia and Lili Boulanger, Patricia Morehead &
Astor Piazzolla
Concert will include a pre-concert presentation & cocktail
Alliance Francais
810 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL
312/337-1070
www.af-chicago.org

Fri., Nov. 30, 2012
Victoria Moreira, violin & Rick Ferguson, Piano
University of Illinois Chicago
1040 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL

Fri., Oct. 19, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Music on Madison
The Musical Offering
743 Custer Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202

Friday, Oct 5, 2012, 7:00-10:00 pm
Fall 2012 Gala Fundraiser – “An Octave Higher”
The Musical Offering
743 Custer Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202

Monday, April 2, 2012, 8-10 p.m.
Live from WFMT-FM
Music of Miguel Kertsman and Nadia Boulanger

Sat., March 31, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Preview Concert of WFMT Show
Music of Miguel Kertsman & Nadia Boulanger
Guest musicians: Paulinho Garcia & Julie Goldberg, Guitar;
Miguel Kertsman, piano/composer; Diana Schmuck
Musical Offering/Music on Madison
743 Custer Ave.
Evanston, IL

Thurs., Jan. 19, 2012, 10:30 a.m & noon
International Music Foundation
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washingon
Chicago, IL

Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-11, 2011
U.S. Premiere of “O Saci”
Indian Boundary Park, Chicago, IL

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 4:00 p.m
Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood St.
Evanston, IL
Part of Chicago Latino Music Festival

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 3:00 p.m
Chicago Cultural Center – Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL
Part of Chicago Latino Music Festival

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 4:00-4:30 p.m
WFMT-FM Radio – 98.7 FM, www.wfmt.com
Works of Miguel Kertsman
Musicians:
Miguel Kertsman – piano/featured composer
Julie Koidin, flute
Rick Ferguson, piano
Diana Schmück, piano
Veronica Nettles, cello
Jonathan Cegys, bass
Victoria Holland, voice
Julie Goldberg, guitar

Monday, May 9, 2011
Oakton Elementary School
436 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60202
Presentations for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade begin at
9:25, 10:05, and 10:45 a.m.

Sun. March 6, 2011, 4 p.m.
Mostly Music Concert Series
Ondas: Julie Koidin, flute; Elizandro Garcia Montoya, clarinet; Victoria Moreira, violin and Rick Ferguson, piano
www.mostlymusicchicago.com

Wed. Dec. 8, 2010
School Program
Orrington Elementary School
Evanston, IL

Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 2:00 p.m.
“O Saci”
SPACE
Evanston, IL

Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 9:30 a.m.
“O Saci”
Washington School
Evanston, IL

Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 9:30 a.m.
“O Saci”
Oakton Elementary School
Evanston, IL

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 3:00 p.m.
Chicago Latino Music Festival Concert
“From Baroque to Tango”
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
Chicago, IL

Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 2:00 p.m.
Chicago Latino Music Festival Concert
“From Baroque to Tango”
SPACE
Evanston, IL

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Chicago Latino Music Festival Concert
“From Baroque to Tango”
UIC
1040 W. Harrison
Chicago, IL

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 12:00 p.m.
Merit Music School
Chicago, IL

Monday, October 26, 2009 8:00-10:00 p.m. C.S.T.
Tribute to Villa Lobos
Live from WFMT-FM (98.7 FM radio)
live streaming of show – go to www.wfmt.com under “Listen”
Part of the Chicago Latino Music Festival

Sunday, September 13, 2009 3:00 p.m.
Tribute to Villa Lobos at
S.P.A.C.E.
1245 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL
Tickets: $15/$10
Concerts include Villa-Lobos’ “Septet” and performances by
our “Rising Stars” oboe and guitar soloists

Monday, August 17, 2009 12:15-1:00 p.m.
Classical Mondays
Preston Bradley Hall
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL
Admission: Free
Concert featuring music of Vila Lobos – including a premiere by Elbio Barrilari

Sunday, March 1, 2009 4:00 p.m.
An Afternoon with the Musical Offering
S.P.A.C.E.
1245 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL
Tickets: $12/$8

Saturday, December 13, 2008 7:00 pm
Collaborative concert with the Tiny Mahler Orchestra
Alliance Francaise
810 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312/337-1070
Tickets (in advance): $10 General, $5 Students (Day of concert: $2 addtional)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 – 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Chicago Tonight TV Program
Performance & interview on WTTW-TV (Channel 11/PBS)

Thursday, November 6, 2008 7:30 pm
MAVerick Ensemble and Ondas Ensemble
Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St., Chicago, IL
Suggested donation $15.

Sunday, October 26, 2008 – 11:00 a.m.
Morse Theatre
Live Broadcast on WFMT 98.7 FM
1328 Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Tickets: $10

Saturday, October 18, 2008 7:30 p.m.
Benefit for the Musical Offering
Lake Street Church
Lake & Chicago Aves.
Evanston, IL
Tickets: $40

Educational Outreach Programs:
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 10:00 a.m
Washington School, Evanston, IL

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 9:00 a.m
Oakton School, Evanston, IL

Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 10:00 a.m
Dawes Elementary School, Evanston, IL

Sunday, September 7, 2008 6:30 pm
Ondas Ensemble
Special guest: Orbert Davis Celebration of
Abraham Lincoln’s Bicentennial
Ravinia Festival, National City Bank Private Dining Pavilion.
418 N. Sheridan, Highland Park.
Free concert.

Monday, June 16, 2008 12:15-1:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center – GAR Hall
78 E. Washington
Chicago, IL
Admission: FREE

Saturday, May 31, 2008 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Ruth Page Festival of Dance – Opening Night – Latino Dance Night
Opening Lawn Concert for Luna Negra Dance Theatre
Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL

Friday, March 28, 2008 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Macy’s State Street Store
Facetada performs the music of Elbio Barilari & other Latino composers
Admission: FREE

Friday, November 16, 2007
Oakton School
436 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL
Educational Outreach Program

Thursday, October 25, 2007 7:30 p.m.
Lake Forest College
Lily Reid Hall
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Admission: FREE

Thursday, September 20, 2007
Masterclass 1:00 p.m.; Performance 7:00 p.m.
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, Alabama
Admission: FREE

Monday, March 19, 2007 8:00-10:00 p.m.
WFMT-FM RADIO – “LIVE FROM WFMT”

Sunday, March 18, 2007 3:00 p.m.
The Musical Offering
743 Custer Ave.
Evanston, IL
Admission: FREE

Premiere Concert!:
Third Chicago Latino Composers Concert Series
Music & Poetry from Brazil and the Rio de la Plata in a Tribute to
Legendary Pianist, Breno Sauer

Sunday, February 2007
Chicago Cultural Center
Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington
Chicago, IL
Admission: FREE