Monday, August 29 — Cavatina Duo
The Cavatina Duo — flutist Eugenia Moliner and guitarist Denis Azabagic — has become one of the most impressive combinations of its kind in the classical music world. Dedicated soloists and chamber musicians, the duo presents varied and versatile repertoire, and the result is new sounds, colors, and musical phrasings.
Adiós Nonino by Astor Piazzolla
Tuesday, August 30 — Julian Velasco
Winner of Cedille Records’ inaugural Emerging Artist Competition in November 2021, saxophonist Julian Velasco is a Chicago-based soloist, collaborative artist, and educator. Raised in Los Angeles, his own musical background draws from classical, jazz, experimental, and popular styles whose influences inform his approach to all music.
Come As You Are by Steven Banks
Wednesday, August 31 —Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Max Tan and Marisa Gupta
Taiwanese-American violinist Max Tan is a performer, educator, curator, and writer. He was a semifinalist in the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. Pianist Marisa Gupta has a versatile musical life, comprised of solo and chamber music performances, ranging from rare repertoire of the past to a deep commitment towards music of today.
Music of Karol Szymanowski, Johannes Brahms, and Henry Wieniawski
Thursday, September 1 — Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble
The Chicago Gargoyle Brass was founded in 1992 as a chamber group of faculty and students at the University of Chicago, whose campus architecture boasts a charming variety of the ensemble’s namesake. Over the years, the group transformed itself into a specialized brass and organ concert ensemble, performing a wide variety of repertoire in an equally diverse range of settings.
Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper by Jaromír Weinberger
Friday, September 2 – Impromptu Encore: Lincoln Trio
Marta Aznavoorian, David Cunliffe, and Desirée Ruhstrat named the Lincoln Trio after the ensemble’s place of origin: the heartland of the United States and the land of Lincoln. This performance by these three extraordinary collaborators took place on Impromptu in 2012.