Monday, February 24 — Cavatina Duo and Avalon String Quartet: Sephardic Journey
The Cavatina Duo’s album Sephardic Journey emerged from startling discoveries in their family history. When Spanish flutist Eugenia Moliner and Bosnian guitarist Denis Azabagic learned they each had distant roots in the Sephardic Jewish world of Old Spain, the husband-and-wife duo decided to explore their mutual heritage through music.
Sephardic Suite, Ay sarica, bre by Clarice Assad
Tuesday, February 25 — Music of the Baroque: Monteverdi’s Vespers
In 1983, Music of the Baroque’s Chorus and Orchestra, under Thomas Wikman’s direction, presented a towering masterpiece of the Renaissance – Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of the Blessed Virgin. This recording is taken from a single performance at Divine Word Chapel in Techny.
Laetatus sum from Vespers of the Blessed Virgin by Claudio Monteverdi
Wednesday, February 26 — Paul Dwyer and Daniel Schlosberg at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert
German-American cellist Paul Dwyer is Assistant Principal Cello of Lyric Opera of Chicago and teaches cello and chamber music at Notre Dame University. Daniel Schlosberg is a pianist, piano teacher, and vocal coach based in Chicago.
Music of Ludwig van Beethoven, Olivier Messiaen, and Antonín Dvořák
Thursday, February 27 — Guitarist Joseph Ehrenpreis
Joseph Ehrenpreis is a multi-instrumental guitar performer. His specialization includes the 8-string “Brahms Guitar,” an instrument that was invented by David Rubio and Paul Galbraith in 1994. Ehrenpreis is gaining an international reputation for creating new repertoire for the instrument through premiering new music, as well through his own transcriptions.
Guitar Sonata No. 1 in C major, I. Allegro moderato by Wenzel Thomas Matiegka
Friday, February 28 – WFMT Impromptu with Concerto Köln and violinist Shunske Sato
Passionate performance style and an insatiable appetite for venturing into uncharted territory are the trademarks of Concerto Köln. For over 30 years, the orchestra has ranked among the leading historically-informed performance practice ensembles. They will visit WFMT for a live performance with the ensemble’s distinctive concertmaster, Shunske Sato.
To be announced