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Coming in 2021!— a brand new album, Were I With Thee, with pianist Dana Brown and music by Bernstein, Hoiby, Gwyneth Walker, Patrice Michaels, Wayland Rogers, and more! Proud recipient of a Fall 2020 Musicians Club of Women grant. Check out Anita’s Story by Patrice Michaels as a preview…


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Upcoming Appearances

Date Organization City Venue
09/12/21 Soirée Cedille Chicago, IL TBA
Time: 5:00pm. Box office: 773-989-2515. Michelle Areyzaga set to perform the world premiere of Stacy Garrop’s “To Music” with Winston Choi, piano. More information
09/26/21 Pilgrim Chamber Players Highland Park, IL Highland Park Community House
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $8-20. Address: 1991 Sheridan Road. Venue phone: (847) 432-1515. “Notorious RBG in Song” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and work are celebrated in this one-act dramatic concert featuring soprano/composer (and daughter-in-law) Patrice Michaels, with performers such as soprano Michelle Areyzaga, and the Pilgrim Chamber Players. [Rescheduled from intended dates 06/7/20 and 6/6/21] Buy Tickets More information
10/06/21 Rendezvous Arts Dixon, IL TBA
Join longtime friends and colleagues Deb Stevenson: oboe, Thomas Yang: violin, Rebecca Taylor Swan: viola and Steven Houser: cello with guest artist soprano Michelle Areyzaga, for a journey through time! The quartet will choose works from all periods of music – making sure that there is something for everyone to enjoy. The highlight of the evening will be the world-premier performance of Lee Kesselman’s new work based on some of the composer’s own poetry. This quartet has tirelessly searched the world for repertoire and are eager to share their extensive musical knowledge with their audience via playful conversations interspersed throughout the program. You will laugh, you will learn and you will love an evening with the Metropolis Oboe Quartet. More information
10/08/21 Rendezvous Arts Lake Forest, IL TBA
Join longtime friends and colleagues Deb Stevenson: oboe, Thomas Yang: violin, Rebecca Taylor Swan: viola and Steven Houser: cello with guest artist soprano Michelle Areyzaga, for a journey through time! The quartet will choose works from all periods of music – making sure that there is something for everyone to enjoy. The highlight of the evening will be the world-premier performance of Lee Kesselman’s new work based on some of the composer’s own poetry. This quartet has tirelessly searched the world for repertoire and are eager to share their extensive musical knowledge with their audience via playful conversations interspersed throughout the program. You will laugh, you will learn and you will love an evening with the Metropolis Oboe Quartet. More information
10/10/21 Rendezvous Arts Chicago, IL TBA
Join longtime friends and colleagues Deb Stevenson: oboe, Thomas Yang: violin, Rebecca Taylor Swan: viola and Steven Houser: cello with guest artist soprano Michelle Areyzaga, for a journey through time! The quartet will choose works from all periods of music – making sure that there is something for everyone to enjoy. The highlight of the evening will be the world-premier performance of Lee Kesselman’s new work based on some of the composer’s own poetry. This quartet has tirelessly searched the world for repertoire and are eager to share their extensive musical knowledge with their audience via playful conversations interspersed throughout the program. You will laugh, you will learn and you will love an evening with the Metropolis Oboe Quartet. More information

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