December 5 – December 9, 2022

December 9, 2022, 12:00 pm

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Aizuri Quartet (Photo: Shervin Lainez)

Monday, December 5 — Chicago Brass Quintet

Widely recognized as one of America’s most distinguished chamber ensembles, the Chicago Brass Quintet’s signature sound has been embraced by audiences around the world and has helped shape the landscape of modern brass music.


Sonatine by Eugène Bozza

Tuesday, December 6 — 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 world. Add to that their daring choices of varied and versatile repertoire, and the result is new sounds, colors, and musical phrasings.


Fantasy on Themes from Weber’s Der Freischütz by Paul Taffanel

Wednesday, December 7 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Ilya Poletaev

A musician with a fiercely inquisitive mind, impeccable technique, and an intensely poetic vision, Ilya Poletaev is an artist equally at home on the modern piano or on historical keyboards: harpsichord, fortepiano, and chamber organ.

Music of Louis Couperin and Robert Schumann

Thursday, December 8 — Aizuri QuartetAizuri Quartet

Formed in 2012 and combining four distinctive musical personalities into a powerful collective, the Aizuri Quartet draws its name from “aizuri-e,” a style of Japanese woodblock printing that is noted for its vibrancy and incredible detail. The ensemble invites audiences into the concert experience through their innovative programming and the depth and fire of their performances.


String Quartet in B minor, Op. 64, No. 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn

Friday, December 9 — United States Coast Guard Saxophone QuartetUnited States Coast Guard Saxophone Quartet

The United States Coast Guard Band Saxophone Quartet visited WFMT when they were in Chicago for the 2017 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. This Impromptu includes music for the holiday season.