Monday, April 20 — Jory Vinikour: L’Unique
Two-time Grammy Award-nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour plays historically groundbreaking works by François Couperin on an album comprising three inventive suites — the composer called them “Ordres” — combining traditional French Baroque dance movements with witty and atmospheric character pieces.
Passacaille from Pièces de clavecin by François Couperin
Tuesday, April 21 — Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra in Concert
The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is a leading performing arts organization in Chicago’s Southland, providing a wide range of orchestral music to the region. In October 2019, the IPO and Music Director Stilian Kirov were joined by pianist Xiayin Wang for music of Gershwin.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Wednesday, April 22 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: From the Archives
Robert Chen has been concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1999. He also enjoys a solo career that includes performances with orchestras around the world. Chen was joined by pianist Benjamin Loeb in January 2018 for a recital at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Music of Fritz Kreisler, Eugène Ysaÿe, and John Corigliano
Thursday, April 23 — Chicago Panamerican Ensemble at Chicago Latino Music Festival
The Chicago Panamerican Ensemble engages some of Chicago’s finest musicians in chamber music that ranges from Baroque to contemporary with an emphasis on promoting composers from Latin America. The ensemble performed music from Mexico, Argentina, and Uruguay in November 2019, at the Harold Washington Library.
Le grand tango by Astor Piazzolla
Friday, April 24 – Impromptu Encore: Lawrence Brownlee and Craig Terry
In 2015 at the WFMT studios, tenor Lawrence Brownlee and collaborative pianist Craig Terry shared repertoire by Rossini – a Brownlee specialty – as well as a spiritual and a folk song setting by Britten.
Music of Gioachino Rossini and Benjamin Britten