Monday, July 18 — Rush Hour Concert
Rush Hour Concerts present the best of Chicago-based classical artists in chamber music recitals. The 13-concert series is held on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer at St. James Cathedral. On July 5, 2022, clarinetist Sarah Manasreh, cellist Zachary Preucil, and pianist Katherine Petersen performed trios by Louise Farrenc and Johannes Brahms.
I. Andante – Allegro moderato from Clarinet Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 44 by Louise Farrenc
Tuesday, July 19 — Bella Voce
Bella Voce enriches Chicago’s rich cultural tapestry through intimate, moving performances of early music and the music of our time. The vocal ensemble recorded Brahms’s German Requiem in a new English translation prepared by Lara Hoggard, with the piano four hands accompaniment written by Brahms himself.
How lovely are they dwellings from A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms
Wednesday, July 20 —Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Michael Tran and Lillia Woolschlager
Michael Tran is a freelance clarinetist in the Chicago area. Previously, he was a teacher and performer in central Florida. Lillia Woolschlager is an oboist and pianist playing with various groups including the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Northbrook Symphony, Fifth Wave Collective, and Wisconsin Philharmonic.
Music of Claude Debussy, Jessie Montgomery, and Johannes Brahms
Thursday, July 21 — Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
The legendary brass section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, long recognized for its power, dynamism and lyricism, takes center stage in this release. They perform works by Giovanni Gabrieli, William Walton, and Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as symphonic works arranged for brass and percussion.
Crown Imperial Coronation March by William Walton
Friday, July 22 – Impromptu Encore: Anne Akiko Meyers and Marta Aznavoorian
Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers has enraptured audiences around the world with her exquisite artistry for decades. Regularly performing on leading stages, she has collaborated with many of today’s most important composers, conductors, and instrumentalists. In 2019, she visited WFMT with pianist Marta Aznavoorian.
Music of John Williams, Arvo Pärt, and Johann Sebastian Bach