Monday, February 14 — Jonathan Boen
Widely recognized as one of the most technically commanding performers of the horn, Jonathan Boen has served as Principal Horn for the Lyric Opera of Chicago since 1979. In addition, he has held the position of Principal Horn of the Grant Park Orchestra since 1998. With pianist Craig Terry, Boen recorded a recital of Preludes by Alexander Scriabin arranged for horn and piano.
Preludes, Op. 11 by Alexander Scriabin
Tuesday, February 15 — Stacy Garrop
Flourishing American composer Stacy Garrop’s first album of orchestral music features the world-premiere recording of her Mythology Symphony, a five-movement work inspired by famous female figures from Greek mythology. The album also includes first recordings of Garrop’s mythic Thunderwalker and Shadow, a moving interplay of counterpoint, shifting textures, and profound emotion.
Shadow by Stacy Garrop
Wednesday, February 16 —Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Alexander Hersh and Victor Santiago Asunción
Cellist Alexander Hersh has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting and versatile talents of his generation. Pianist Victor Santiago Asunción performs in concert halls around the world and has been hailed by the Washington Post for his “poised and imaginative playing.”
Music by Nadia Boulanger, Claude Debussy, Leoš Janáček, and Alexander Scriabin
Thursday, February 17 — Ars Antigua
One of Chicago’s leading early music ensembles, Ars Antigua performs music from the Renaissance through Classical eras on period instruments. Performances by Ars Antigua are known for technical excellence, emotional impact, and historical scholarship.
Flute Sonata in G major by Georg Philipp Telemann
Friday, February 18 – Impromptu Encore: Barcelona Duo de Guitarra
When some people go on vacation they bring home souvenirs to share with friends. When Kerry Frumkin and his family traveled to Barcelona in 2010, they met a terrific guitar duo and invited them to perform on Impromptu during their 2012 U.S. tour.