April 20 – April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020, 12:00 pm

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Lawrence Brownlee phot by Shervin Lainez.

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

Xiayin Wang (Photo: David White)

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

Robert Chen

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 

(Photo: Elena Snow)

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

Lawrence Brownlee

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