March 6 – March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023, 12:00 pm

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Clarice and Sérgio Assad (Photo: Ann Hemersky)

Mon, 3/6 — Wendy Warner

Cellist Wendy Warner soared to international acclaim after winning the international Rostropovich Cello Competition at age eighteen. Coming from a musical family in Chicago, Warner studied with Mstislav Rostropovich at the Curtis Institute of Music. She has appeared with leading orchestras in the United States and internationally.


Three Pieces by David Popper

Tues, 3/7 — Sapphire Woodwind QuintetPhoto source:

Sapphire Woodwind Quintet has been entertaining audiences with eclectic programs since 2004. Sapphire has performed on concert series throughout the Chicago area, including the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Mostly Music Chicago, the Nineteenth Century Club, and the Noontime Concerts at the University of Chicago.

Music of Florence Price and Anna Amalia von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

Wed, 3/8 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Ariel LanyiAriel Lanyi at the piano

In 2021, Ariel Lanyi won third prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition and was a prize winner in the inaugural Young Classical Artists Trust (London). Over the last year, he has made his debut at Wigmore Hall and participated in the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, alongside renowned artists such as Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss.

Music of Franz Joseph Haydn and César Franck

Thurs, 3/9 — Christopher LaughlinPhoto source:

Guitarist Christopher Laughlin has performed exten­sively across North America and around the world. He is the founder and director of the Christopher Laughlin School of Music in Northbrook. He also serves as chairman of the Northbrook Arts Commission.


Guitar Sonata No. 3 by Manuel Ponce

Fri, 3/10 — Live from WFMT Encore: Marina Piccinini, Clarice and Sérgio Assad

Italian-American flutist Marina Piccinini joins Brazilian-American pianist, singer, and composer Clarice Assad and her father, guitarist and composer Sérgio Assad, in a celebration of Latin American music. Recorded in October 2022 at University of Chicago Presents.