Monday, June 6 — Blue Violet Duo
Blue Violet Duo “excels at both extremes, from the nuanced and restrained to the incandescent and extravagant” (Stringendo magazine). Formed in 2013, the Chicago-based duo (violinist Kate Carter, pianist Louise Chan) was born of a friendship and musical kinship and enjoyed immediate recognition, winning a competition that led to their performance in Carnegie’s Weill Hall in New York in 2014.
Four Souvenirs by Paul Schoenfield
Tuesday, June 7 — Jessica Warren and Avalon String Quartet
Hailed as “remarkable” by the Chicago Tribune, flutist Jessica Warren has concertized on three continents. The Avalon Quartet, described by the Chicago Tribune as “an ensemble that invites you — ears, mind, and spirit — into its music,” is quartet-in-residence at Northern Illinois University.
Impresiones de la Puna by Alberto Ginastera
Wednesday, June 8 —Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Beomjae Kim and Joanne Chew-Ann Chang
The New York Times has praised flutist Beomjae Kim’s playing for his “memorable eloquence.” He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Ocean County College in Toms River, New Jersey. Acclaimed for her captivating and poetic musical interpretations, Malaysian pianist Joanne Chew-Ann Chang has performed and taught internationally in Asia, North America, and Europe.
Music of Philippe Gaubert, Peter Tchaikovsky, Shawn Okpebholo, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Béla Bartók
Thursday, June 9 — Chicago Chorale
Chicago Chorale is a professional-level ensemble of singers who cultivate their craft out of genuine love and dedication, giving freely of their time and talent. The ensemble gives sensitive and thought-provoking performances of a diverse choral repertoire, from well-loved works to overlooked masterpieces to newly commissioned pieces.
And Give Us Peace by Stephen Paulus
Friday, June 10 – Impromptu Encore: Midsummer’s Music
Founded in 1990, Midsummer’s Music has been bringing chamber music to Door County, Wisconsin audiences for more than three decades. Their concerts include international premieres and feature world-class artists. In 2016, musicians from the festival performed live on Impromptu.
Music of Felix Mendelssohn, Libby Larsen, and Edward Collins