Monday, October 3 — Chicago Harp Quartet
Founded in 2012, the Chicago Harp Quartet has established itself as the leading harp ensemble in the United States. The quartet brings its signature mix of original transcriptions of Baroque, Classical, and Romantic repertoire and new works by the world’s leading composers. Every CHQ performance brings together the four members’ extensive and diverse solo careers and their combined dedication to sharing the excitement of the harp quartet literature.
Soirées d’été by Bernard Andrès
Tuesday, October 4 — Alex Klein
Recognized as one of today’s leading oboists, Alex Klein began his musical studies in his native Brazil at age nine, continuing in the United States. He won a Grammy Award for his recording of Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Klein was principal oboe with the CSO for nine years and in 2017 was awarded the Oboe Emeritus Soloist title.
Oboe Sonata by Camille Saint-Saëns
Wednesday, October 5 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Evren Ozel
American pianist Evren Ozel began his musical studies at age three in his hometown of Minneapolis. He has won numerous honors and awards, including representing the United States at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland, in 2021, where he was a quarter-finalist.
Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Leon Kirchner, and Ludwig van Beethoven
Thursday, October 6 — Anthony McGill
Hailed for his “trademark brilliance, penetrating sound, and rich character” (New York Times), Chicago-born clarinetist Anthony McGill is one of classical music’s most recognizable and brilliantly multifaceted figures. In addition to his dynamic international solo and chamber music career, McGill is principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic.
Peace by Jesse Montgomery
Friday, October 7 – Impromptu Encore: Yolanda Kondonassis and Jason Vieaux
We asked harpist Yolanda Kondonassis what she loves best about her instrumental collaboration with guitarist Jason Vieaux. She said it was how the blend and contrast “changes constantly depending on the register, the articulation, and the dynamics.” The duo performed live on Impromptu on in 2016.