Monday, November 2 — KAIA String Quartet
From the tango of the Rio de la Plata to the string quartets of Silvestre Revueltas, the KAIA String Quartet is an ensemble devoted to promoting the rich and colorful music of Latin America. Celebrated for its ability to “beautifully blur the lines between jazz, classical, Latin, and world music,” KAIA’s recording with guitarist Fareed Haque was chosen by the Chicago Tribune as one of the top ten classical recordings of 2018.
Canyengue by Elbio Barilari
Tuesday, November 3 — Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble
The Chicago Gargoyle Brass began in 1992 as a chamber group of faculty and students at the University of Chicago. The group transformed itself into a specialized brass and organ ensemble, performing a wide variety of repertoire. “Flourishes, Tales and Symphonies” highlights new arrangements and compositions for brass and organ.
Prelude, Elegy, and Scherzo by Carlyle Sharpe
Wednesday, November 4— Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Marie Tachouet and Beilin Han
Marie Tachouet is Principal Flute of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra and serves on the flute faculty at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. Beilin Han was born in Shanghai, China. Currently, she is a collaborative pianist at both Northwestern University and DePaul University.
Thursday, November 5 — Trio Settecento
On An English Fancy, Trio Settecento focuses on the fantasy, the form that infatuated English Baroque composers. Listeners will venture into unusual realms of sonic imagination by virtue of the daring experiments in melody, harmony, counterpoint, and other musical elements heard in these 16th- and 17th-century works.
Suite of Ayres for the Theatre by Henry Purcell
Friday, November 6 – Impromptu Encore: Jorge Federico Osorio
Jorge Federico Osorio has been lauded throughout the world for his superb musicianship, powerful technique, vibrant imagination, and deep passion. He is the recipient of several international prizes and awards, including the prestigious Medalla Bellas Artes, the highest honor granted by Mexico’s National Institute of Fine Arts. Osorio visited WFMT in 2015 for a live performance.
Music of Ricardo Castro, Sergei Prokofiev, and Isaac Albéniz