January 23 – January 27, 2023

January 27, 2023, 12:00 pm

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Julian Valasco (Photo: Jacklyn Simpson)

Mon, 1/23 — Blue Violet DuoPhoto credit: Michelle Kaffko

Formed in 2013, the Chicago-based duo (violinist Kate Carter and pianist Louise Chan) was born of a friendship and musical kinship and enjoyed immediate recognition, winning a competition that led to their performance in Carnegie’s Weill Hall in New York in 2014. They have been invited for repeat performances on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series.


Violin Sonata by Irene Britton Smith

Tues, 1/24 — Northwestern University Cello Ensemble

Established in 2014, the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble performs and records works by classical and contemporary composers. Members include all current cello students of the Bienen School of Music. The ensemble is led by Hans Jørgen Jensen.


Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler

Wed, 1/25 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Borisevich DuoBorisevich Duo

The Borisevich Duo (violinist Nikita Borisevich and pianist Margarita Loukachkina) is an internationally acclaimed duet which frequently performs across the United States and Europe.

Music of Edvard Grieg and Maurice Ravel

Thurs, 1/26 — Julian Velasco

Julian Velasco is a Chicago-based Mexican-American saxophonist, educator, and advocate for contemporary arts. Raised in the diverse musical culture of Los Angeles, his own musical background draws from classical, jazz, experimental, and popular styles whose influences inform his approach to all music.


Court Dances by Amanda Harberg

Fri, 1/27 — Impromptu: Anthony McGill and FriendsAnthony McGill

On a blustery January 27th back in 2004, clarinetist Anthony McGill and some of his virtuosic friends braved a snow storm to come to WFMT’s Levin studio. On this anniversary of the birth of Mozart, we bring you their performance of his Clarinet Quintet.


Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart