Monday, September 21 — Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus: Italian Masterworks
Overtures, choruses, and intermezzos drawn from masterworks by Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, and Boito are brilliantly performed by Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Muti has presented these works numerous times over his career, including countless performances during his tenure as music director of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. The performances on this album were recorded in concert during the 2016-17 season.
Music of Pietro Mascagni and Giuseppe Verdi
Tuesday, September 22 — Bella Voce: Awake the Dawn
Founded in 1982, Bella Voce has received acclaim for performing classic a cappella repertoire, early music of the Americas, and contemporary music from all over the world. On Awake the Dawn, the ensemble presents music by three of today’s most innovative composers: Gabriel Jackson, Frank Ferko, and Eric Whitacre.
O sacrum convivium by Gabriel Jackson
Wednesday, September 23 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: From the Archives
This is an encore broadcast from September 13, 2017, with the combined forces of Gaudete Brass and Red Star Brass recorded live at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
Music of Paul Hindemith, Stacy Garrop, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Anthony Plog
Thursday, September 24 — Matthew Hagle
The American Liszt Society Chicago-Midwest Chapter celebrated Franz Liszt’s 208th birthday with a grand evening of music in October 2019 at Nichols Concert Hall. The concert featured Chicago-based pianists performing some of Liszt’s greatest solo piano works.
Harmonies du soir from Transcendental Etudes by Franz Liszt
Friday, September 25 – Impromptu Encore: Lincoln Trio
Pianist Marta Aznavoorian, cellist David Cunliffe, and violinist Desirée Ruhstrat named the Lincoln Trio after the ensemble’s place of origin: the heartland of the United States and the land of Lincoln. This performance by these three extraordinary collaborators took place on Impromptu in 2012.
Music of Joaquín Turina and Gabriel Fauré