May 24 – May 28, 2021

May 28, 2021, 12:00 pm

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Violinist Jennifer Koh (Photo Juergen Frank)
Jennifer Koh (Photo: Juergen Frank)

Monday, May 24 — Georgia and Louise Mangos

Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies are best known in their original solo piano versions and Liszt’s orchestrations. Pianists Georgia and Louise Mangos perform his rarely heard duet versions (one piano, four-hands). These Rhapsodies are actually “enlargements” of Liszt’s original solo piano versions.


Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in E-flat, Carnival in Pest by Franz Liszt

Tuesday, May 25 —  Chicago Sinfonietta

On Delights and Dances, the Chicago Sinfonietta, a standard-bearer for racial diversity in the orchestral world, presents a one-of-kind program featuring music for string quartet and orchestra, joined by the Harlem Quartet. The album takes its title from Michael Abels’ witty, soulful, and infectiously rhythmic Delights and Dances, which receives its world-premiere recording.


Delights and Dances by Michael Abels

Wednesday, May 26 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Duo Dotto-Cho

Born in Chicago and raised in Milan, Italy, violinist Arianna Dotto has performed across the United States and Europe. Earning recognition as a unique artist with great sensitivity, pianist Hyejin Cho is active as a recitalist and chamber musician.

Music of Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms

Thursday, May 27 — Jennifer Koh, Grant Park Orchestra

Violinist Jennifer Koh and the Grant Park Orchestra, with principal conductor Carlos Kalmar, perform compelling, rarely heard works by three innovative, 20th-century European composers: Karol Szymanowski, Bohuslav Martinů, and Béla Bartók.


Two Portraits, Op. 5 by Béla Bartók

(Photo: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)

Friday, May 28 – Impromptu Encore: Pablo Sáinz Villegas

The soul of the Spanish guitar runs in Pablo Sáinz Villegas’s blood. Born and raised in La Rioja, Spain – the country with unique and deep ties to his chosen instrument – Villegas is distinguished by performances as charismatic as they are intimate. This recital took place in WFMT’s Levin Studio in 2016.


Music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Leonard Bernstein, and Roland Dyens