Since 1981 A TOUCH OF CLASS ENSEMBLES is one of Chicagoland's most trusted names in ensembles, performing at public, private and corporate events. Our venues include WFMT-FM radio ("Live from Studio One"), the Chicago Cultural Center, and Daley Plaza. Headed by internationally acclaimed solo flutist, Dr. Julie Koidin (2003 Latin Grammy Award 1st round nominee), A TOUCH OF CLASS ENSEMBLES features musicians from Chicago's most prestigious musical organizations including Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra.
From a rich palette of instruments including flutes, strings, guitar, piano, harp, trumpet and vocalists, A TOUCH OF CLASS ENSEMBLES can create the perfect musical ensemble - soloists, duos, trios, quartets, & larger for your event. If you are having a large number of guests, and wish to hire a small number of musicians, we offer our own amplification equipment for volume enhancement.
We pride ourselves on having the most eclectic repertoire - from "Bach to Beatles." Our repertoire (numbering in the 1,000s, and listed on our webpage) includes Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical selections, as well as jazz standards, show tunes, holiday and ethnic music. To further assist your choice in both music and ensembles, our webpage has audio samples, wedding programs, and other useful information.
Also available is DOIS NO CHORO ("Two in Choro"), Julie Koidin's Brazilian Duo with Paulinho Garcia (guitar/vocals). This duo's second CD, "Juntos," was in the first round nominations of the 2003 Latin Grammy Awards and is on the Illinois Arts Council's Artstour Roster.
TIEMPO TANGO CHICAGO is another offering by A TOUCH OF CLASS ENSEMBLES. This tango quartet (flute, piano, accordion, & bass) is also on the IAC's Artstour Roster, and has performed for the Chicago Cultural Center, Hot House, the Old Town School of Folk Music, the Madison & Chicago International Tango Festivals, and Julie Koidin has performed for New Zealand's 2006 Tango Congress in Auckland, NZ. Dr. Koidin is a tango dancer herself, and works with professional dancers who can delight your guests with a show - and dance lesson so they can participate! If you can walk - you can tango!