Monday, November 8 — Chicago a cappella
An ensemble of professional singers founded in 1993, Chicago a cappella presents an annual Chicago-area subscription series, creates studio recordings as well as live and broadcast-media musical content, produces educational outreach programming, and gives performances on tour and in special engagements. Long recognized for vocal virtuosity and innovative programming, the ensemble enjoys a reputation as a leader in the choral field.
Spiritual, Go Down, Moses
Tleycantimo choquiliya by Gaspar Fernández
Tuesday, November 9 — Lincoln Trio
The Lincoln Trio is renowned for creating “worthwhile programs of serious classical music that are wholly winning and simply delightful” (ClassicsToday.com). For its Cedille Records album “Trios from Our Homelands,” the ensemble has crafted a highly personal program of inventive 20th-century piano trios by composers from the individual players’ ancestral homelands of Switzerland, England, and Armenia.
Piano Trio on Popular Irish Folk Tunes by Frank Martin
Wednesday, November 10 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Alexei Tartakovsky
Called a “fantastic musician and pianist” by Martha Argerich and “truly exceptional…a thoughtful and serious musician” by the New York Concert Review, Russian-American pianist Alexei Tartakovsky is one of the most promising young virtuoso talents of his generation. His tonal palette, profound musicianship, superb technique, and exciting artistic approach have thrilled audiences worldwide.
Music of Einojuhani Rautavaara, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Igor Stravinsky
Thursday, November 11 — Music of the Baroque
Under the direction of internationally acclaimed British conductor Dame Jane Glover, Music of the Baroque occupies a special place in the rich cultural life of Chicago. Long recognized as one of the region’s top classical groups, Music of the Baroque’s professional chorus and orchestra is one of the leading ensembles in the country devoted to the performance of eighteenth-century works.
Three-Violin Concerto from Tafelmusik by Georg Philipp Telemann
Friday, November 12 – Impromptu Encore: David Finckel, Wu Han, and David Shifrin
Hear clarinetist David Shifrin, cellist David Finckel, and pianist Wu Han play works by Bruch, Brahms, and Beethoven. The three renowned chamber musicians joined together to perform live on Impromptu back in 2012.
Music of Max Bruch, Johannes Brahms, and Ludwig van Beethoven