April 26 – April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021, 12:00 pm

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Lincoln Trio
Lincoln Trio

Monday, April 26 — Lincoln Trio

The Lincoln Trio (Desirée Ruhstrat, violin; David Cunliffe, cello; and Marta Aznavoorian, piano) brings its “interpretative flair” (The Strad) to the early 20th-century chamber music of Spanish-born, French-trained Joaquín Turina. A richly varied program offers audience-pleasing works blending Spanish dance and folk influences with romanticism and French impressionism.


Círculo, Op. 91 by Joaquín Turina

Tuesday, April 27 —  Cavatina Duo

19th-century salon music was characterized by the combination of hit tunes from popular operas and great instrumental virtuosity. The works performed by the Cavatina Duo on this album impressively demonstrate this style. Flutist Eugenia Moliner and guitarist Denis Azabagic combine peerless technique with sensitive musicianship, making them ideal interpreters of this repertoire.


Fantasy on Themes from Der Freischütz by Paul Taffanel

Wednesday, April 28 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts: James Vaughen and Ann Newton Vaughen

Trumpeter James Vaughen attends the Curtis Institute of Music. He has soloed with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and the University of Illinois Sinfonia da Camera. His mother, Ann Newton Vaughen, maintains a small private piano studio, teaching, accompanying, and performing chamber music.

Music of Florence Price, Pablo de Sarasate, George Enescu, Johannes Brahms, Reinhold Glière, and Erroll Garner

Thursday, April 29 — Newberry Consort

Chicago’s Newberry Consort presents a collection of music for women’s voices by the early-17th-century Mexican composer Juan de Lienas. Little is known about him beyond the manuscripts of his music. This collection has been restructured and led by Consort director Ellen Hargis. The original sheet music is part of the Newberry Library’s collection and originates from a convent in Mexico.


Salve Regina by Juan de Lienas

(Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke)

Friday, April 30 Impromptu Encore: Marc-André Hamelin

Marc André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of rarities, earning him legendary status as a true icon of the piano. He visited WFMT’s Levin Studio for a live performance in 2016.

Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Samuel Feinberg