Monday, March 9 — Apollo’s Fire at Ravinia
Apollo’s Fire was founded in Cleveland in 1992 by the award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell, who envisioned an ensemble dedicated to the Baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. In July 2017, Apollo’s Fire presented an all-Vivaldi program at the Ravinia Festival.
Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, R. 531 by Antonio Vivaldi
Tuesday, March 10 — Constellation Men’s Ensemble
Constellation Men’s Ensemble is a Chicago-based vocal group dedicated to creating distinct performances in unique spaces, expanding the repertoire for men’s vocal music by commissioning new works from both emerging and established composers.
Twilight Hours by Gregory Brown
Wednesday, March 11 — Pianist Evan Wong at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert
Silver medalist and audience prize winner of the 2016 Sendai International Competition, Taiwanese American pianist Evan Wong has appeared in recitals and concerts throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
Music of Chopin
Thursday, March 12 — Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Founded during the 1919/20 season, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago has trained thousands of the nation’s finest emerging professional musicians while presenting free concerts throughout the Chicago area. In April 2018, Ken-David Masur led the orchestra at Symphony Center.
Suite from Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss
Friday, March 13 – Chicago Horn Consort: Catch Fire
With a roster boasting some of the most active freelancers in the Chicago area, the Chicago Horn Consort is the city’s only all-professional horn choir. The CHC’s first album, Catch Fire, features works composed, arranged, and commissioned by members of the ensemble.
Fanfare à la Chasse by John Schreckengost
Talismane by Robert Schumann