Monday, July 11 — Millar Brass Ensemble
The Millar Brass Ensemble was founded in 1981 by a group of friends interested in playing large brass ensemble music. A rehearsal space was provided for the musicians at Northwestern University’s Alice Millar Chapel in return for performing at the Chapel’s worship services. Since then, the ensemble has developed into an established Chicago-area tradition and has built an international reputation for the finest in brass playing.
Music of Giovanni Gabrieli and John Mindeman
Tuesday, July 12 — Rush Hour Concert
Rush Hour Concerts provide “great music for busy lives” through the summer in St. James Cathedral. These performances offer unparalleled access to world-class musicians from Chicago’s leading ensembles. On June 28, pianist Winston Choi, violinist MingHuan Xu, violist Anthony Devroye, and cellist Nicholas Photinos presented a varied program of works for piano quartet.
Piano Quartet in A Minor by Gustav Mahler
Wednesday, July 13 —Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Elliot Wuu
Elliot Wuu is a rising star in the piano world. First Prize winner in the 2015 Hilton Head International Piano Competition for Young Artists and a Young Scholar alumnus of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, Wuu has captured audiences with colorful tones, sensitive musicality, and emotional depth in his music.
Music of Robert Schumann and Ludwig van Beethoven
Thursday, July 14 — Adam Neiman
Adam Neiman has been universally acclaimed as a thought-provoking, charismatic, and highly virtuosic performer, whose continually expanding discography has granted him a rarified legacy among 21st-century pianists. Neiman is a member of the piano faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where he is also Director of String Chamber Music.
Piano Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, K. 238 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Friday, July 15 – Impromptu Encore: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center proves good things come in pairs. In this Impromptu encore from 2012, four pianists associated with CMS – Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Anne-Marie McDermott, André-Michel Schub, and Wu Han – took turns performing works for piano duo.
Music of Claude Debussy, Samuel Barber, and Georges Bizet