November 25 – November 29, 2019

November 29, 2019, 12:00 pm

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Third Coast Percussion

Monday, November 25 — Chicago Sinfonietta

Between 2000 and 2002, the Chicago Sinfonietta issued a three-CD series devoted to 20th-century composers of African descent, a project inspired by CBS Records’ landmark Black Composers Series of the 1970s. Paul Freeman, artistic director and featured conductor for the long out-of-print CBS series, conducted the Chicago Sinfonietta for Cedille’s African Heritage Symphonic Series, which included the music of Adolphus Hailstork.


An American Port of Call by Adolphus Hailstork

Third Coast Percussion (Photo: Saverio Truglia)

Tuesday, November 26 — Third Coast Percussion at University of Chicago

Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy-winning, artist-run quartet of musicians hailing from Chicago. For over ten years, the ensemble has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion. Their program on October 12, 2019, at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center featured the music of Ayanna Woods, a composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist from Chicago.


Triple Point by Ayanna Woods

Wednesday, November 27 — Cellist Alexander Hersh and Pianist Evan Wong at Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert

Cellist Alexander Hersh has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting and versatile talents of his generation. He is co-artistic director of NEXUS Chamber Music, a collective of international artists committed to stimulating interest in serious chamber music. Evan Wong is a regular performer at major music festivals around the world and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Northwestern University.


Cello Sonata by Claude Debussy
Two Pieces by Anton Webern
Romance, Op. 69 by Gabriel Fauré
Cello Sonata, Op. 6 by Samuel Barber 

Thursday, November 27 — Paul Dwyer Plays Bach Cello Suites

Paul Dwyer is Assistant Principal Cello of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra. He teaches cello and chamber music at Notre Dame University and is a founding member of the Diderot String Quartet and Acronym. Dwyer began his relationship with Bach’s immortal cello suites when he was a teenager, growing up in Munich. His new recording is the first of two installments of the complete suites played on a Baroque cello.


Prelude; Allemande from Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Friday, November 29 — Voxman Reed Trio at NEIU

The Voxman Reed Trio is made up of oboist Courtney Miller, clarinetist Jorge Montilla, and bassoonist Benjamin Coelho. All three are on the faculty of the University of Iowa. The trio visited Northeastern Illinois University for a performance in the Jewel Box Series on September 27, 2019.


Suite d’après Corrette by Darius Milhaud