Monday, July 4 — Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
The students in the Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble are the finest woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians in the Bienen School of Music. Known for its artistically committed performances, the ensemble performs a diverse repertoire of new music and traditional literature.
An Outdoor Overture by Aaron Copland
Tuesday, July 5 — Dover Quartet Competition
The 2022 Dover Quartet Competition was held this spring at Northwestern University. The competition is open to all string and piano-based chamber groups at the Bienen School of Music. Today, we hear the ensembles which won First Prize and Honorable Mention.
Waltz from Three Violin Duets by Dmitri Shostakovich
(Xingyu Li, violin; Hsing-ping Mia Wang, violin; Yetong Tang, piano)
The Sentimental One from Lyric Quartet by William Grant Still
(Rose Haselhorst, violin; Solveig Geenen, violin; Sophie Hanson, viola; Naomi Aires, cello)
Wednesday, July 6 —Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Julian Rhee and Xiaohui Yang
The first-prize winner of the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, Julian Rhee is gaining recognition as an outstanding musician and performer. Chinese pianist Xiaohui Yang, a winner of the 2017 Naumburg International Piano Competition, has been hailed by the press as a “tastefully polished musician” (Haaretz, Israel) and “a magician of sound and virtuosity” (La Libre, Belgium).
Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Richard Strauss
Thursday, July 7 — Jorge Federico Osorio
Jorge Federico Osorio has been internationally acclaimed for his superb musicianship, powerful technique, vibrant imagination, and deep passion, and hailed as “one of the more elegant and accomplished pianists on the planet.” His album “Piano Español” is devoted to solo piano music by Spanish composers.
Four Spanish Pieces by Manuel de Falla
Friday, July 8 – Impromptu Encore: Oscar Ghiglia
Famed Italian guitarist Oscar Ghiglia has enjoyed a long performing career and has also favored teaching as a sister profession. Through masterclasses and private lessons, Ghiglia has taught almost every well-known guitarist today. He was Kerry Frumkin’s guest in this Impromptu encore from 2005.
Music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Heitor Villa-Lobos