Monday, April 18 — Aznavoorian Duo
Cellist Ani Aznavoorian and pianist Marta Aznavoorian, each a renowned soloist and chamber musician in her own right, together celebrate the sounds of their ancestral homeland on Gems from Armenia. The album marks the Chicago-raised sisters’ recording debut as the Aznavoorian Duo.
Aria and Dance by Arno Babajanian
Tuesday, April 19 — CSO Young Artist Competition Winner
The Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition returned to Symphony Center in 2022, and the winner was 15-year-old Noah Kim of Vernon Hills. Performing alongside the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and conductor Andrew Grams, Kim won with the first movement of Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2, with the young artist noting he enjoyed playing the concerto’s “unique suspenseful opening.”
I. Andante sostenuto from Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Wednesday, April 20 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Grace Park and Tyler Wottrich
Grace Park was the winner of the the 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition. She regularly showcases her artistry as a dynamic soloist and dedicated chamber musician. Park will be joined by pianist Tyler Wottrich, who has distinguished himself as a chamber musician, vocal pianist, solo performer, and teacher.
Music of Johannes Brahms, Clara Schumann, Chris Rogerson, and Franz Schubert
Thursday, April 21 — Newberry Consort
The Newberry Consort exhilarates with Vespers, a collection of dazzlingly original music for women’s voices. The composer was a mysterious early-17th-century Mexican musician named Juan de Lienas, whose style energetically oscillates between Renaissance and Baroque elements.
Salve regina by Juan de Lienas
Friday, April 22 – Impromptu Encore: Anderson and Roe Piano Duo
With Billboard chart-topping albums, Emmy-nominated music videos, and an extensive international touring schedule, pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe aim to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. The exuberant duo shared their artistry with WFMT’s listeners in 2018.