Monday, October 17 — Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Founded in 1919 by Frederick Stock, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago prepares young professional musicians for lives in music. Civic members participate in rigorous orchestral training, led by Principal Conductor Ken-David Masur, musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and some of today’s most luminary conductors.
Symphony No. 1, Afro-American, Finale by William Grant Still
Tuesday, October 18 — Third Coast Percussion
Founded in 2005, Third Coast Percussion has performed hundreds of concerts across the country, presents an annual concert season at home in Chicago, teaches musicians of all ages and experience levels, and has commissioned dozens of new works by composers.
Nagoya Marimbas by Steve Reich
Wednesday, October 19 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Katherine Petersen
From giving her debut solo recital at the age of twelve to performing some of George Crumb’s most monumental chamber and solo pieces, Chicago-based Katherine Petersen embraces the wide array of repertoire available to pianists.
Music of Florence Price and Robert Muczynski
Thursday, October 20 — Michael Henoch
Michael Henoch was appointed assistant principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by Sir Georg Solti in 1972. Henoch retired in September 2022, saying ” I can think of no greater honor that any musician could experience than to have spent 50 years making music with the greatest musicians in the world.”
Bucolique variée by Paul Pierné
Friday, October 21 – Impromptu Encore: Parker Quartet with Richard O’Neill and Edward Arron
Acclaimed violist Richard O’Neill and cellist Edward Arron joined the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet for a live performance on WFMT in 2019.