Eclectic String Ensemble

Upcoming Events

Here is a list of our past and upcoming events

Sounds of Change

City Winery
1200 W Randolph St
Noon
FEB 19 Sunday

Sounds of Christmas

St Josaphat’s Church
2311 N Southport
7:00pm
DEC 4 SUN

Jolere

Belushi Perf. Hall
McAninch Arts Center
7:30 PM
APR 13 WED

The Chocolate Box 2016

City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St
Noon
FEB 14 Sunday

A Sunday Soiree

St Mary's
306 S Prospect Ave
7 PM
JUN 14 SUNDAY

Feeling Good

City Winery
1200 W Randolph St
Noon
NOV 22 SUN

Audio Samples

Recorded live

Dvorak - Vivace

Dvorak - Cello

Fever

Groove Me Wah

About Us

4Spiel

4Spiel is a consortium of Chicago area musicians committed to stretching the boundaries and expectations of chamber music. With a string quartet at its core, the group reinterprets classic works along with giving voice to contemporary and new work across all genres.

Meet the members

Margaret Daly

Margaret Daly

Cello

Margaret is a member of the Chicago Philharmonic and Lake Forest Symphony cello sections. She is often found playing in various groups around town, including the Joffrey Ballet, Grant Park Symphony and Rockford Symphony. As a founding member of 4spiel, she has had the most fun ever combining classical, American standards and jazz-influenced tunes in fresh arrangements for quartet, singers and guest instrumentalists. Ultimate career goal for Margaret: Cantata for Stand-up comic and string quartet. No joke.

Carmen Kassinger

Carmen Llop Kassinger

Violin

Carmen is a busy freelancer in Chicago. She has also played with the Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera, Grant Park Symphony, Chicago Philharmonic, Chicago Sinfonietta, Joffrey Ballet, Lake Forest Symphony, and many others. Carmen is an avid chamber musician. She is a founding member of 4spiel, and adores working with her colleagues as much as possible. Some of her most memorable performances are the most diverse, Carmen has played with Led Zeppelin, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, Diana Ross, Cheap Trick, Brian Wilson, Rod Stewart, Seal, Elvis Costello and many more. Broadway is one of her favorite genres and she was lucky enough to play concertmaster for the world premiere of "The Producers" in addition to many other shows. Carmen received her Masters in violin performance from the University of Miami. Before moving to Chicago she was a member of the Charleston Symphony. She also played with the New World Symphony and spent ten seasons in the pit with the Sarasota Opera.
Carmen lives in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood with her two beautiful, musical daughters, Ava (cello, piano), and Tess (bass, piano) and husband Rob Kassinger (bass). Her house is the one with practice rooms and a multitude of metronomes. Carmen’s other passion is Crossfit- don’t get her started…

Lisa Fako

Lisa Fako

Violin

Lisa counts Betty Lambert, Victor Aitay, and Joseph Silverstein among her teachers. She has performed at festivals including Tanglewood, Aspen, Strings in the Mountains, the Moab Music Festival, and the Woodstock Mozart Festival, as well as numerous chamber music recitals live on WFMT radio. A busy freelancer in Chicago, Ms. Fako performs regularly with the Chicago Philharmonic, as well as the Lyric Opera, The Lake Forest Symphony, The Elgin Symphony and many others.

Monica Reilly

Monica Reilly

Viola

Monica has been active as both a performer and educator on the Chicago music scene for nearly three decades. She has played in the viola section of many of the region’s orchestras including the Elgin Symphony, Lake Forest Symphony and the Ravinia Festival Orchestra. Monica served as principal violist of the Rockford Symphony and assistant principal violist of the Northwest Indiana Symphony. For the past 22 seasons she has been a member of the viola section of the Britt Orchestra in Jacksonville OR. Most recently Monica has focused her efforts on pursuing her love of chamber music and is a founding member of 4Spiel.

Photo Gallery

Here are some pictures of 4Spiel at live events

Sounds of Change

Sunday February 19 @ Noon
City Winery
1200 W Randolph
Lisa Fako and Carmen Kassinger violins
Monica Reilly viola
Margaret Daly violincello
special guest Bethany Thomas - vocalist


Christmas Strings

Sunday December 4, 2016 @ 7pm
St Josaphat’s Church
2311 N Southport Chicago
Lisa Fako and Carmen Kassinger violins
Monica Reilly viola
Margaret Daly violincello
special guest Maureen Davies soprano


Feeling Good concert at City Winery

4Spiel finds their groove in a fusion of Nina Simone, jazz guitar and cutting edge classical as they return to The Chicago Philharmonic’s Sunday Chamber Music Series (cp2) at City Winery. 4spiel welcomes back fabulous soprano Adrienne Walker as well as internationally known jazz guitarist and UIC professor, Zvotimir Tot and CSO bassist and reknowned jazz interpreter Rob Kassinger.


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