Introducing the Fall 2023 Artist Series

September 5, 2023

Premier musical artists from around the world are scheduled to perform on Wheaton’s campus.

Edman Chapel Exterior

Performances will be held in the Edman Memorial Chapel, located at 401 E Franklin St. in Wheaton, Ill. Open to the public with a ticket purchase, proceeds from each Artist Series concert support the continued growth of the arts at Wheaton College and in the surrounding community. Additional performance information can be found below. Tickets for these events and other Conservatory performances can be purchased at

Ballet 5:8
Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Edman Memorial Chapel

Ballet 5:8 is a female- and minority-led premiere ballet company recognized for remarkable artistic excellence, innovation, and beauty. Mexican American Artistic Director, Julianna Rubio Slager, creates original and dynamic ballet experiences drawing from life, faith, current events, and diverse perspectives. Rubio Slager brings to life ballets that are relatable and accessible to the delight of its audiences. Makoto Fujimura’s exquisite paintings are the inspiration for Slager’s newest work Gospel Impressions. Slager takes his work as a base and fleshes out both his inspiration and painting with movement and geometry.

National Chorus of Korea
Date: Friday, September 22, 2023
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Edman Memorial Chapel

The National Chorus of Korea is Korea’s first professional chorus, founded in 1973 to pursue professional and artistic choral music in Korea. It has become a leader of the choral art movement and played a pivotal role in the development of choral music. The performance level of the National Chorus of Korea is one of the best and stands alongside the world’s leading choir organizations. The organization has demonstrated its capabilities in Europe, USA, Japan, and China. Artistic Director Euijoong Yoon has been re-appointed to realize the artistic vision and musical mission of the National Chorus of Korea.

MIDORI with the Festival Strings of Lucerne, Daniel Dodds, Music Director
Date: Monday, November 13, 2023
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Edman Memorial Chapel

Midori is a visionary artist, activist, and educator who explores and builds connections between music and the human experience and breaks with traditional boundaries, making her one of the most outstanding violinists of our time. She will mark the 40th anniversary of her professional debut this season. In concert around the world, Midori transfixes audiences, bringing together graceful precision and intimate expression. The Festival Strings of Lucerne was founded in 1956, quickly establishing itself among the most distinguished chamber orchestras in Europe and around the world. The orchestra offers a wide-ranging repertoire in its own concert series, at the Lucerne Festival, and some of the greatest concert halls of Europe. The Orchestra’s program with MIDORI includes works by Honegger, Schumann, and Beethoven.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 630-752-5010.