Monday, May 3 — Jorge Federico Osorio
Chicago pianist Jorge Federico Osorio has been internationally acclaimed for his superb musicianship, powerful technique, vibrant imagination, and deep passion, and hailed as “one of the more elegant and accomplished pianists on the planet” (Los Angeles Times). A prolific recording artist, Osorio has documented a wide variety of repertoire.
Piano Concerto in D for the Left Hand by Maurice Ravel
Tuesday, May 4 — Music of the Baroque
The Mintel Archive contains more than 350 hours of classical music recordings made from 1974 to 2014 by Richard and Judith Mintel, recording engineers and producers. Performing arts organizations included in the archive are Chicago’s Music of the Baroque while Thomas Wikman was Music Director.
Flute Concerto in D major by Carlo Tessarini (Lyon Leifer, flute)
Wednesday, May 5— Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: David Griffin and Mio Nakamura
David Griffin is the fourth horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Upon graduating from Northwestern University in 1987, Griffin began his career with the Rochester Philharmonic and followed with positions in the orchestras of Montreal and Houston before joining the CSO in 1995. A native of Kyoto, Japan, Mio Nakamura has established herself as an in-demand soloist, collaborative artist, and chamber musician in the Chicago area and abroad.
Thursday, May 6 — Chicago Choral Artists
Chicago Choral Artists is an ensemble of dedicated musicians that has been presenting innovative music-making to Chicago audiences for over 40 years. CCA programs often feature new commissions and music of indigenous cultures in tandem with fresh interpretations of classic masterworks.
Music of Henry Purcell, Gustav Holst, and Dan Forrest
Friday, May 7 – Impromptu Encore: Fretwork
The viol consort Fretwork plays music of an instrument whose invention came out of the Jewish Diaspora’s exile from Spain in 1492. George Preston presented the esteemed ensemble on Impromptu in 2010.
Music of Augustine Bassano, Philip Van Wilder, Joseph Lupo, Thomas Lupo, Leonora Duarte, Salamone Rossi, Orlando Gough