Monday, May 9 — Lincoln Trio
The twice-Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio — violinist Desirée Ruhstrat, cellist David Cunliffe, and pianist Marta Aznavoorian — offers engaging, rarely heard piano trios by 20th-century Chicago composers Leo Sowerby and Ernst Bacon. Bacon’s Trio No. 2 (1987) receives its world-premiere recording.
Piano Trio No. 2 by Ernst Bacon
Tuesday, May 10 — Martin Davids
Martin Davids is a violinist with a busy career who has performed all across the United States. In Chicago, he founded the Callipygian Players and works with Haymarket Opera, Music of the Baroque, Chicago Opera Theater, and with just about anyone presenting Baroque music.
Music of Nicola Matteis and Johann Sebastian Bach
Wednesday, May 11 —Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Balourdet Quartet
The Balourdet Quartet, based in Boston, is currently in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Program. The quartet received the Grand Prize at the 2021 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition as well as the top prize awarded in the 2021 Premio Paolo Borciani in Italy.
Music of Jessie Montgomery and Claude Debussy
Thursday, May 12 — Constellation Men’s Ensemble
Constellation Men’s Ensemble is a Chicago-based vocal group dedicated to creating distinct performances in unique spaces, empowering the next generation of singers through educational engagement, and expanding the repertoire for men’s vocal music by commissioning new works from both emerging and established composers.
Twilight Hours by Gregory Brown
Friday, May 13 — Impromptu Encore: Lawrence Brownlee and Craig Terry
In 2015, the extraordinary American tenor Lawrence Brownlee and the superb collaborative pianist Craig Terry shared repertoire by Rossini – a Brownlee specialty – as well as a spiritual, Come By Here, and Britten’s setting of Down By the Sally Gardens.