Monday, February 7 — Rembrandt Chamber Players
Founded in 1990, the Rembrandt Chamber Players features highly accomplished musicians in the Chicago area, including principal members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago orchestra. On 20th Century Baroque, the ensemble performs four exemplary works from different genres of the modern harpsichord repertoire.
Sonata da camera by Ilya Hurník
Chicago-based vocal trio Artemisia (Diana Lawrence, Alexandra Olsavsky, Kaitlin Foley) harnesses the power of the female voice to tell stories through the vocal traditions of the world. Praised for “sincerity, wit, and mind-blowing technique” (Vocal Arts Chicago), Artemisia brings diversity and accessibility to their programming.
Hodie aperuit by Hildegard of Bingen
Let Your Hammer Ring, Traditional
Wednesday, February 9 —Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Zheyu (Crystal) Jiang
Combining brilliant command of the instrument with rare musicality, pianist Zheyu (Crystal) Jiang is one of the most promising young pianists of her generation. She graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied under Peter Takács, and is now pursuing an Artist Diploma at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory under Alon Goldstein.
Music of Chen Yi, Claude Debussy, and Franz Schubert
Thursday, February 10 — Fifth House Ensemble
Praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse,” the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the traditionally-perceived limits of classical music. The ensemble’s artistic, educational, and civic programs engage theater groups, video game designers, corporate innovators, and folk bands to share stories as diverse as the communities it serves.
Perpetual Spark by Alex Shapiro
Friday, February 11 – Impromptu Encore: Joseph Calleja and Jerad Mosbey
Join us for a special Valentine’s Day Impromptu featuring Joseph Calleja. The Maltese tenor included songs by Mario Lanza and Edith Piaf when he sang live on WFMT in 2017. He was joined by Chicago-based pianist Jerad Mosbey, who enjoys a diverse career in vocal and instrumental collaboration, chamber music, and opera.