Welcome to Lake View Musical Society

About Us

Lake View Musical Society (LVMS) is a not-for-profit group that was founded in 1895. The purpose was, and still is, to develop musical talent and stimulate musical and artistic interest in Chicago. Initially the members were all musicians who performed for each other.  Over the years the society began to include non-performing, music-loving members. In recent years the focus has expanded further, providing a venue for emerging area musicians. 


Additionally, we provide scholarships and other financial aid to students and music schools in the Chicago area.

In our 2016-2017 season we made donations to Roosevelt University's College of Performing Arts, The People's Music School, Merit School of Music, Cedille Records, and De Paul University Music School.


Our emphasis is on classical music, but there can be surprises! 


We meet six times a year on the second Tuesday of the month - October through December and March through May. Concerts take place at 1 PM at the New Music School on the 6th floor of the 900 North Michigan (Bloomingdale’s) Building. Each concert lasts for one hour. Your first one is free! And then we encourage you to become a member.  



Our 2018 - 2019 Schedule

All concerts start at 1 PM. Room opens at 12:30

October 9, 2018

November 13, 2018

December 11, 2018

March 12, 2019

April 9, 2019

May 14, 2019

Our fall schedule is set!

On October 9 we will hear a portion of Schubert's  Winterreise D. 911, sung by baritone Euigun Lee accompanied by Borah Kang. AND long-time favorite Mio Nakamura will play Schumann's  Fantasie Op. 17.

On November 12, Jeanne Bourgeois and her mother Marilyn will play  Grieg's C minor sonata for piano and violin, followed by two Beethoven sonatas for cello and piano performed by Laura Fenster and Martine Benmann.

The December 11 program will feature a solo piano performance by Esther Nyberg. And then we will be entertained by the Pianoforte Trio.

April Performers

Evelyn BInz and Bette Coulson

Sue FInk

Past Performers

Casey Baker and Georgia Rehbock

February 2018

Fay Stopeck and Mary Beth Dietrick

February 2018

Esther Nyberg

December 2017

Lynda Gordon & Bob Moreen

December 2017

Kenneth Drake

November 2017

Jana Pavlovska

November 2017


Contact Us

Come check us out on concert days. Room opens at 12:30; music starts at 1

Meeting at the New Music School

900 N. Michigan Ave. 6th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611