Monday, August 22 — Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem
Described as “consummate practitioners of pianism” (The Washington Post), Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem enjoy an international career as exponents of music for both piano duet and two keyboards. Their innovative programming reflects the full gamut of this delightful repertoire, from four-hand works of Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms, to contemporary works championed or commissioned by the duo.
Andante and Variations in G major, K. 501 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tuesday, August 23 — Newberry Consort
The Newberry Consort performs Renaissance and Baroque rarities for women’s voices, organ, and other instruments on Música Celestial. The manuscript source is six choir books preserved at Chicago’s Newberry Library. Written for the singing nuns of the Order of the Immaculate Conception in Mexico City, the pieces suggest the richly diverse musical culture that was enshrined in the convents.
Dixit Dominus by Fabián Peréz Ximeno
Wednesday, August 24 —Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Terra String Quartet
Gold medalists and Grand Prize winners of the 2022 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Terra String Quartet is a vibrant young ensemble based in New York City composed of graduates of the Juilliard School’s Honors Program and the Manhattan School of Music.
Music of of Vivian Fung and Franz Joseph Haydn
Thursday, August 25 — Rush Hour Concert
Rush Hour Concerts present the best of Chicago-based classical artists in chamber music recitals throughout the summer at St. James Cathedral. The concert on August 2, 2022, was a tribute to the series’ late founder, Deborah Sobol, featuring four cellists from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Brant Taylor, Karen Basrak, Kenneth Olsen, and Katinka Kleijn.
Beim Schlafengehen from Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss
Friday, August 26 – Impromptu Encore: Timothy McAllister and Liz Ames
Two-time Grammy Award-winning classical saxophonist Timothy McAllister and the renowned pianist Liz Ames have performed as a duo since 2012. As collaborators, they have appeared at festivals and chamber music series worldwide. They visited WFMT for a live performance in 2018.