Mon, 2/6 — Fifth House Ensemble
Praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse,” the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the traditionally-perceived limits of classical music. The ensemble’s artistic, educational, and civic programs engage theater groups, video game designers, corporate innovators, and folk bands to share stories as diverse as the communities it serves.
Perpetual Spark by Alex Shapiro
Tues, 2/7 — Anthony Molinaro
Anthony Molinaro is the 1997 winner of the prestigious Naumburg International Piano Competition and one of the most versatile pianists of his generation. He has appeared as soloist with over fifty symphony orchestras, headlined at major jazz clubs throughout the world, and composed and arranged music in both the classical and jazz genres.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps by George Harrison
Wed, 2/8— Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Trio Gaia
Trio Gaia, New England Conservatory’s graduate piano trio in residence, was formed in 2018 and is dedicated to offering audiences dynamic, personally relevant experiences inside and outside the concert hall. Recently, the trio won first prize at the 2022 WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition.
Music of Jennifer Higdon and Ludwig van Beethoven
Thurs, 2/9 —Alex Klein and Rita Costanzi
Few instruments are as viscerally associated with the idea of grace and beauty as the harp, and few are as apt to express a sense of yearning as the oboe. Harpist Rita Costanzi and oboist Alex Klein rivetingly demonstrate the romantic possibilities of the two instruments together on “Amoroso,” an album of intimate chamber music.
Music of Michael Cohen and Claude Debussy
Fri, 2/10 — Live from WFMT Encore: Hugh Russell, Ken Olsen, and Craig Terry
Hugh Russell and Craig Terry have resided in Chicago since 2005, and they love to make music together whenever possible. In October 2022, the duo performed a variety of selections ranging from classical to jazz, art song and opera, to four-hand piano. And they brought along a favorite collaborator – cellist Ken Olsen.