Monday, February 10 — René Izquierdo at the Chicago Latino Music Festival
Cuban guitarist René Izquierdo performed in November as part of the 2019 Chicago Latino Music Festival. His program at the Old Town School of Folk Music was a musical journey through several generations of Latin American composers.
Mirándote by Eduardo Martín
La Comparsa by Ernesto Lecuona
Tuesday, February 11 — Matthew Lipman: Ascent
American violist and Avery Fisher Career Grant Winner Matthew Lipman has been praised by the New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing.” The Chicago native’s solo debut album features, in the artist’s words, “music enraptured by flights of fantasy.” Lipman’s collaborator on the journey is pianist Henry Kramer.
Märchenbilder, Op. 113 by Robert Schumann
Wednesday, February 12 — Pianist Mayta Liu Lerttamrab at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert
The Thai-Chinese-American Mayta Liu Lerttamrab is recognized for his intense and passionate interpretations. He has performed solo and concerto works around the United States, and has served as a juror for piano competitions throughout Asia.
Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Caprice Espagnol by Moritz Moszkowski
Thursday, February 13 — Lakeshore Rush at PianoForte Chicago
Lakeshore Rush is a group of musicians from Chicago who present contemporary and classical standards and forgotten masterpieces, characterized by programmatic innovation, synergistic collaborative partnerships, and intimate performances. The ensemble performed in June 2019 at PianoForte Chicago
Glassworks: Closing by Philip Glass
Friday, February 14 — A duet from the new opera Freedom Ride
Recorded earlier this week in WFMT’s Levin Performance Studio, this duet from Chicago Opera Theater’s world premiere commissioned opera Freedom Ride features soprano Dara Rahming, tenor Tyrone Chambers, and pianist Josh Quinn.
Sylvie and Russell’s Duet from Freedom Ride by Dan Shore