July 5 – July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021, 12:00 pm

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Dr. Mallory Thompson conducts the Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Monday, July 5 — Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Recognized as one of the nation’s premiere wind ensembles, the Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble emphasizes the performance of masterworks for band. Their album Rising is a collection of 20th- and 21st-century American music conducted by Mallory Thompson.


An Outdoor Overture by Aaron Copland

Tuesday, July 6 —  Lincoln Trio

The twice-Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio — violinist Desirée Ruhstrat, cellist David Cunliffe, and pianist Marta Aznavoorian — offers engaging, rarely heard piano trios by 20th-century Chicago composers Leo Sowerby, winner of the Rome Prize and Pulitzer Prize for music, and Ernst Bacon, recipient of three Guggenheim Fellowships and a Pulitzer Fellowship.


III, IV from Piano Trio No. 2 by Ernst Bacon

Wednesday, July 7 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: HaeSue Lee and Lindsay Garritson

Winner of the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition, HaeSue Lee is studying at the Curtis Institute and has won several other competitions. Pianist Lindsay Garritson has performed throughout the United States and abroad since the age of four. She is completing a doctorate at the University of Miami.

Music of Henri Vieuxtemps, Sergei Prokofiev, and Lili Boulanger

Thursday, July 8 — Rush Hour Concert 

A beloved summer tradition, the Rush Hour Concert Series brings 13 weeks of free, world-class chamber music every Tuesday at St. James Cathedral. On June 22, harpist Eleanor Kirk, violinists Paul Hauer and Eleanor Bartsch, violist Amy Hess, and cellist Nomin Zolzaya performed works of Leila Adu-Gilmore, Peter Tchaikovsky, and Claude Debussy.


Danses sacrée et profane by Claude Debussy

Friday, July 9 Impromptu Encore: Solera Quartet

(Photo by Dario Acosta)

WFMT presented the Solera Quartet on Impromptu in May 2019. These rising stars have been acclaimed by critics as “top-notch, intense, stylish, and with an abundance of flare and talent” and “one of the foremost young string quartets.”


String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132 by Ludwig van Beethoven