Flutist Anastasiya Squires and pianist Stephen Squires perform a program of Mykola Lysenko, Germaine Tailleferre, Franz Doppler, Zhanna Kolodub , and Theobald Boehm live from the Cultural Center.
Anastasiya Squires, is the winner of the Aeolian Classics Emerging Artists Competition, and was named a Fellow of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation. She received her musical education, in her native Ukraine, at the National Music Academy, and recently completed a Solo Performance Diploma at Roosevelt University. Her debut CD was released by Aeolian Classics in 2020. She was invited to perform for Heinz Fischer, President of Austria, the Ukrainian Minister of Culture, the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, and at the Presidential Palace in Poland. She has won many Grand Prizes in competitions around the world.
Stephen Squires, is Resident Conductor of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Fox Valley Orchestra, and Music Director of the Millar Brass. Professor of Conducting at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, he has been a guest conductor with the Chicago Symphony, the Syracuse, Green Bay, Columbus (OH), Rockford Symphonies, and the Chicago Composers Orchestra. In addition, he is an accomplished recital accompanist and freelance trumpeter.
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