Monday, August 9 — Rush Hour Concert
The International Music Foundation’s acclaimed series of Rush Hour Concerts presented Ars Musica Chicago on July 27 at Saint James Cathedral. Violinist Kiyoe Matsuura, cellist Cora Swenson Lee, and harpsichordist Jason Moy offered a musical journey across Baroque Europe through the works of Biber, Leonarda, Boismortier, and Handel.
Violin Sonata in D major by George Frideric Handel
Tuesday, August 10 — Demarre and Anthony McGill
The McGill/McHale Trio (Demarre McGill, flute; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Michael McHale, piano) makes its recording debut with Portraits, featuring world-premiere recordings of new compositions and arrangements for this captivating combination of instruments.
Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Traditional: The Lark in the Clear Air
Wednesday, August 11 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Gabriela Vargas and Kuang-Hao Huang
A native of Costa Rica, Gabriela Vargas is currently a flute and chamber music coach at the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras in addition to keeping her private studio in Chicago. Commended for his “perceptive pianism” (Audiophile), Kuang-Hao Huang is a highly sought-after collaborative pianist whose performances have taken him throughout the world.
Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Francis Poulenc, and Stephanie Ann Boyd
Thursday, August 12 — Camerata Chicago
Founded in 2003 by conductor Drostan Hall, Camerata Chicago is a chamber orchestra equally at home in intimate settings as well as in larger chamber music venues, performing the rich tapestry of diverse chamber orchestral repertoire that includes newly commissioned works.
Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Friday, August 13 – Impromptu Encore: Beatrice Rana
Italian pianist Beatrice Rana made her Chicago debut at Symphony Center in February of 2019. Just after her performance, the 2013 Cliburn Competition silver medalist performed on WFMT’s Impromptu series.
Music of Maurice Ravel, Frédéric Chopin, and Igor Stravinsky