October 12 – October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020, 12:00 pm

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Kontras Quartet poses outside on a stairwell
Kontras Quartet (Photo: Gary Payne)

Monday, October 12 — Camerata Chicago

Founded in 2003, Camerata Chicago is a chamber orchestra equally at home in intimate settings as well as in larger venues, performing the rich tapestry of diverse chamber orchestral repertoire that includes newly commissioned works. Their album from 2007 featured music of the 18th-century composers Johann and Carl Stamitz.


Symphony in A major by Johann Stamitz

(Photo: Gary Payne)

Tuesday, October 13 — Rush Hour Concerts: Kontras Quartet

The Rush Hour Concert Series presented virtual concerts this summer, offering performances from artists’ homes as well as from PianoForte Chicago and St. James Cathedral. The Kontras Quartet performed music by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Jessie Montgomery on the season finale.


Voodoo Dolls by Jessie Montgomery

Wednesday, October 14 Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Jenny Shin and Beilin Han

A native of San Diego, California, flutist Jenny Shin is a performer, educator, chamber ensemble coach, and wind pedagogy instructor. She is an avid solo recitalist in Chicago. Beilin Han was born in Shanghai, China. Currently, she is a collaborative pianist at both Northwestern University and DePaul School of Music.


Music of Aaron Copland and Jindřich Feld