Monday, October 11 — Joffrey Ballet
The Joffrey Ballet opens its 2021-2022 season and marks its return to live performances with Home: A Celebration, a mixed repertory program that spotlights original works by today’s rising stars plus a remount of a beloved classic. Swing Low, choreographed by Chanel DaSilva, will feature a live cello performance by Emmy-nominated composer Zoë Keating.
Exurgency by Zoë Keating
Tuesday, October 12 — David Schrader
Equally at home in front of a harpsichord, organ, piano, or fortepiano, David Schrader is a performer of wide-ranging interests and accomplishments. A resident of Chicago, he performs regularly with area ensembles and is on the faculty of Roosevelt University’s College of Performing Arts.
Clavier Sonata No. 3 in B-Flat major by Antonio Soler
Wednesday, October 13 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Yoon-Wha Roh
Praised for her “subtlety plus beautiful, refined sound and phrasing” (Russell Sherman), pianist Yoon-Wha Roh has been appearing as a celebrated soloist throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States. Active as a chamber musician, Roh is a member of the Selway Trio.
Thursday, October 14 — Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
Last season, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra reimagined its performances due to the pandemic, filming concerts at Ozinga Chapel in Palos Heights. To begin 2021, wind musicians from the orchestra performed music of Valerie Coleman and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Red Clay and Mississippi Delta by Valerie Coleman
Friday, October 15 – Impromptu Encore: Lawrence Brownlee and Craig Terry
In 2015, the extraordinary American tenor Lawrence Brownlee and the superb collaborative pianist Craig Terry shared repertoire by Rossini – a Brownlee specialty – as well as a spiritual and a folksong setting by Benjamin Britten.