Monday, May 16 — Dover String Quartet
The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Winner of the Cleveland Quartet Award, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. It serves as the quartet-in-residence for the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.
String Quartet No. 22 in B-Flat, K. 589 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tuesday, May 17 — Gina DiBello
Gina DiBello was appointed to the first violin section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by Music Director Riccardo Muti in 2013. In 2016, she was named concertmaster of Music of the Baroque. In addition to her orchestral work, DiBello enjoys an active career as a soloist on numerous concert series around Chicago.
Suite for Children by Asako Hirabayashi
Wednesday, May 18 —Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Zhenni Li-Cohen
Pianist Zhenni Li-Cohen’s passionate performances and riveting presence have brought audiences to their feet around the world. She has performed in such notable venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Zhihong Guo, and Sergei Bortkiewicz
Thursday, May 19 — Axiom Brass
Described as “exceptional ambassadors for classical music,” Chicago-based Axiom Brass designs concert experiences for audiences that stretch the imagination and expand sensibilities. As strong advocates for the creation and performance of “living music,” the ensemble actively showcases the music of contemporary composers.
Danzón by Paquito D’Rivera
Friday, May 20 – Impromptu Encore: Hugo Wolf Quartet
For more than 30 years, the Hugo Wolf Quartet has demonstrated crystalline virtuosity across many styles. When the Vienna-based ensemble gave a rare Chicago performance in 2009, George Preston welcomed them to WFMT’s Levin Studio for this Impromptu.
Music of Franz Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert