Monday, December 7 — Camerata Chicago
Camerata Chicago’s recording tells the story within the music of Vivaldi’s popular Four Seasons. The double album contains a historical narrative, Vivaldi’s descriptive poetry, and musical excerpts illustrating his clever sound effects, as well as the music itself. Music Director Drostan Hall conducts the ensemble with young violinist Amelia Piscitelli, and Steve Robinson provides the narration.
Winter from The Four Seasons of Antonio Vivaldi
Tuesday, December 8 — Music of the Baroque: On This Night
Long recognized as one of Chicago’s leading classical groups, Music of the Baroque is a modern instrument orchestra and chorus specializing in music from the 18th century and before. The ensemble’s popular holiday brass and choral concerts have been an important Chicago tradition for nearly four decades. On This Night features highlights from Music of the Baroque’s holiday concerts of 2017.
Music of Michael Praetorius, Will Todd, and Traditional French and English Carols
Wednesday, December 9 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Joshua Brown and Milana Pavchinskaya
Possessing a rare combination of musical instinct, a unique voice, and flawless technique, violinist Joshua Brown has found success in performances and competitions worldwide. Milana Pavchinskaya is a well-known concert pianist, teacher, and experienced vocal and instrumental accompanist currently on the faculty of the Music Institute of Chicago.
Thursday, December 10 — Chicago Chamber Choir: Star in the East
Star in the East: A Chicago Chamber Choir Christmas is a collection of favorite recordings from Christmas concerts over the last three seasons. An incredibly diverse album, it includes works such as O Magnum Mysterium, Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming, I wonder as I wander, and Christmas Spiritual Medley.
Music of Stanford Scriven, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and Algirdas Martinaitis
Friday, December 11 – Impromptu Encore: Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, and Sergey Khachatryan
Originally broadcast in May 2019, this Impromptu encore features an outstanding performance of Beethoven’s “Ghost” Piano Trio by violinist Sergey Khachatryan, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and pianist Inon Barnatan.
Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 of Ludwig van Beethoven