July 12 – July 16, 2021

July 16, 2021, 12:00 pm

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The Tiffany dome at the Chicago Cultural Center where the Dame Myra Hess Concerts take place every week

Monday, July 12 — Waller and Maxwell Guitar Duo

As the Waller and Maxwell Guitar Duo, Northwestern University faculty guitarist Anne Waller and DePaul University faculty guitarist Mark Maxwell have toured the United States and Europe for over 30 years. Their unique programming of works for both 19th-century and modern guitars provides rare insight into this captivating art.


Valses poéticos by Enrique Granados

Tuesday, July 13 —  Chicago Arts Chorale and OrchestraChicago Arts Chorale & Orchestra

Ignacio Jersusalem, an Italian-born composer who spent much of his life in Mexico, receives long-deserved attention from the Chicago Arts Chorale and Orchestra under the baton of Javier José Mendoza. The major work on this recording is the Mass in G Major de los Niños, written in 1767 for the Mexico City Cathedral.


Gloria from Mass in G de los Niños by Ignacio Jerusalem

Wednesday, July 14 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Rolando Rolim

Brazilian pianist Ronaldo Rolim is a prominent figure among the newest generation of outstanding musicians. Acclaimed for his “consummate elegance” (New York Concert Review), he has performed extensively over four continents. A passionate advocate of chamber music, Rolim is a founding member of Trio Appassionata.

Music of Francis Poulenc, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, and Maurice Ravel

Thursday, July 15 Helen Callus: A Portrait of the Viola

Helen Callus, hailed as “one of the world’s greatest violists” (American Record Guide), continues to captivate audiences with her lyrical tone, technical command, and profound artistry. She is Professor of Viola at Northwestern University. Callus’s 2002 debut recording, “A Portrait of the Viola,” was met with highest critical acclaim.


Lullaby; I’ll Bid My Heart Be Still by Rebecca Clark

Friday, July 16 — Impromptu Encore: Cavatina Duo

The Cavatina Duo brings together Spanish flutist Eugenia Moliner and Bosnian guitarist Denis Azabagic.  In this 2019 Impromptu, you’ll hear the “style, sympathy, and technical aplomb” that captivated Fanfare Magazine as well as fans around the globe.

Music of Maurice Ravel and Astor Piazzolla