Monday, June 20 — Introductions: Ella Wimbiscus
Ella Wimbiscus, 11 years old, is a sixth-year Merit Scholarship student at the Music Institute of Chicago. Eager to follow in the footsteps of her older sister Mia, she began learning the cello at 2½ years old. She studies with her mother Sanghui Wimbiscus, a faculty member of MIC, and with Hans Jensen, a faculty member of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.
Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op. 102 by Robert Schumann
Tuesday, June 21 — Lincoln Trio
The twice-Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio — violinist Desirée Ruhstrat, cellist David Cunliffe, and pianist Marta Aznavoorian — surveys works by five of Chicago’s most highly lauded contemporary composers on an album that features three world-premiere recordings. The Lincoln Trio’s hometown heroes in this project are Shawn E. Okpebholo, Augusta Read Thomas, Shulamit Ran, Mischa Zupko, and Stacy Garrop.
Prairie from City Beautiful by Shawn E. Okpebholo
Wednesday, June 22 —Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Grant Park Music Festival Project Inclusion Vocal Fellows
Each year outstanding young musicians are hand-selected by the Grant Park Music Festival to rehearse and perform within the ranks of the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus, and receive one-on-one mentoring from seasoned professionals. Performing in parks and community centers around the city, the Project Inclusion fellows serve as an integral part of the Festival’s summer lineup.
Program to include works for five-part vocal quintet
Thursday, June 23 — Joseph Ehrenpreis
Joseph Ehrenpreis is a multi-instrumental guitar performer. His specialization includes the 8-string “Brahms Guitar,” an instrument that was invented by David Rubio and Paul Galbraith in 1994. Ehrenpreis is gaining an international reputation for creating new repertoire for the instrument through premiering new music, as well through his own transcriptions.
Fugue from Lute Suite, BWV 997 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Friday, June 24 – Impromptu Encore: Wu Han, David Finckel, and Philip Setzer
This Impromptu broadcast from 2016 features three virtuosic friends and longtime collaborators: pianist Wu Han, cellist David Finckel, and violinist Philip Setzer.
Music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Antonín Dvořák