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.
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
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