June 21 – June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021, 12:00 pm

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St. James Cathedral (Photo: Craig Sinclair)

Monday, June 21 — Millar Brass Ensemble

The Millar Brass Ensemble was founded in 1981 by a group of friends interested in playing large brass ensemble music. The individual members have performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Grant Park Orchestra, and a host of other regional orchestras and chamber groups.


Three Madrigals by John Wilbye

Tuesday, June 22 —  Rush Hour Concert

On June 8, the Rush Hour Concert Series at St. James Cathedral paid tribute to its late founder and artistic director, Deborah Sobol. The Chen String Quartet and pianist Kuang-Hao Huang performed music by Bongani Ndodana-Breen, a South African-born composer, musician, academic, and cultural activist.


Safika: Three Tales of African Migration by Bongani Ndodana-Breen 

Wednesday, June 23 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Yukie Ota and Yoko Yamada-Selvaggio

Japanese-born flutist Yukie Ota has served as principal flute for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra since 2011. She performs as a substitute flutist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and at the Ravinia Festival. A collaborating pianist in the Chicago area, Yoko Yamada-Selvaggio has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.

Flute Sonata by Mel Bonis
Suite for Flute and Piano by Charles-Marie Widor

Thursday, June 24 — Doug Lofstrom: Music for Strings

Chicago composer Doug Lofstrom has been writing prolifically for over four decades, with his wide-ranging style reflecting ongoing involvement in dance, film, theater, and symphonic music. Music for Strings is comprised of four pieces Lofstrom began in the late 1970s.


Midsummer Passage by Doug Lofstrom

Friday, June 25 Impromptu Encore: California Guitar Trio

Paul Richards, Bert Lams, and Hideyo Moriya have been known collectively as the California Guitar Trio since 1991. The three friends and collaborators performed on WFMT’s Impromptu in 2019.

Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Mykola Leontovych, 16th Century Traditional, and original works