Monday, March 14 — Chicago Chamber Musicians
Since its founding in 1986, Chicago Chamber Musicians has assembled a resident ensemble of world-class artists who collaborate closely to present a broad spectrum of the chamber music repertoire. On 20th Century French Wind Trios, three members of CCM perform eight sparkling works composed expressly for that instrumentation in the 1930s and 1940s.
Suite d’après Corrette by Darius Milhaud
Tuesday, March 15 — Music of the Baroque
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-Trumpet Concerto by Georg Philipp Telemann
Wednesday, March 16 —Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Brandon Patrick George and Jacob Greenberg
Brandon Patrick George is a leading soloist and Grammy-nominated chamber musician whose repertoire extends from the Baroque era to today. He is the flutist of the Imani Winds. Pianist Jacob Greenberg’s work as a soloist and chamber musician has received worldwide acclaim. A longtime member of the International Contemporary Ensemble, he has performed throughout the Americas and Europe.
Music of William Grant Still, Lili Boulanger, and Franz Schubert
Thursday, March 17 — Robert M. Hutmacher
A Franciscan friar and priest, Robert M. Hutmacher, O.F.M. is founder and director of Chiesa Nuova, a Franciscan ministry for the performing arts in Chicago. He is also director of worship at St. Peter’s Church in the Loop. Hutmacher’s Nature Suite is a tribute to St. Francis and a collection of meditations on the marvels of the natural world.
The Nature Suite by Robert M. Hutmacher
Friday, March 18 – Impromptu Encore: Mūza Rubackytė
Mūza Rubackytė began her stunning career when she made her debut at the age of seven. Kerry Frumkin has long been a champion of this great Lithuanian pianist, and you can hear why in this 2011 Impromptu broadcast.