Monday, March 7 — Gaudete Brass
Gaudete Brass comprises five musicians who believe strongly in the expressive and communicative power of brass chamber music. On Chicago Moves, the ensemble’s debut album of new and diverse American music, all but one of the works are world-premiere recordings written expressly for this Chicago-based ensemble of young brass virtuosos.
Still by David Sampson
Tuesday, March 8 — Wendy Warner
Wendy Warner is one of the world’s leading cellists, praised by Strings magazine for her “youthful, surging playing, natural stage presence, and almost frightening technique.” Warner soared to international attention in 1990, winning the top prize at the International Rostropovich Competition in Paris at age 18.
Three Pieces, Op. 11 by David Popper
Wednesday, March 9 —Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Gabriel Martins and Victor Santiago Asuncion
Cellist Gabriel Martins has established himself as one of the world’s most compelling young artists, with a deep commitment to the timeless masterpieces of classical music. Hailed by the Washington Post for his “poised and imaginative playing,” Filipino-American pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion has appeared in concert halls around the world.
Music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms
Duo Sequenza’s dynamic performances have received enthusiastic ovations from audiences throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Comprised of flutist Debra Silvert and guitarist Paul Bowman, the duo’s first commercial album was released on the Navona label in 2019 to international critical acclaim.
Music of David Noon and Jorge Muñiz
Friday, March 11 – Impromptu Encore: Ann Hobson Pilot and Tai Murray
Violinist Tai Murray has been described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “a violinist with more than technique on her mind” and a musician of “exceptional assurance and style.” She and Ann Hobson Pilot, former Principal Harpist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, performed on WFMT’s Impromptu in 2012.