Mon, 3/20 — John Bruce Yeh
John Bruce Yeh joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1977 as bass clarinetist at the age of 19. Two years later, he was named assistant principal and E-flat clarinet. The longest-serving clarinetist in CSO history, he also served as acting principal from 2008 to 2011.
Clarinet Sonata by Alexander Tcherepnin
Tues, 3/21 — Brandon Acker
Brandon Acker is a classical guitarist and specialist on early plucked instruments such as the baroque guitar, theorbo, lute, and archlute. His latest passion has been his successful Youtube channel which now has over 400,000 subscribers and 30 million views.
Schwanengesang by Franz Schubert
Wed, 3/22 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Meghan Bennett and Maria Lyapkova
Meghan Bennett is the Assistant Professor of Flute at California State University, Fresno. Passionate about collaborating with communities of color through classical music, Bennett traveled to Chile and Ghana in 2019 for residencies at Centro Cultural San Antonio and the Matic Music Club. Maria Lyapkova is an accomplished collaborative pianist who has performed with principals of leading orchestras.
Music of Cécile Chaminade, Valerie Coleman, Mel Bonis, and Lili Boulanger
Thurs, 3/23 — Chicago Choral Artists
Chicago Choral Artists is an ensemble of dedicated musicians that has been presenting innovative music making to Chicago audiences for over 40 years. CCA continually seeks to present excellent interpretations of engaging repertoire, creating a vibrant thread of music which connects the director, the singers, and the audience.
Music of Gustav Holst and Ola Gjeilo
Fri, 3/24 — Live from WFMT Encore: Galvin Cello Quartet
The Galvin Cello Quartet captured the silver medal at the 2021 Fischoff Competition. Cellists Sihao He, Sydney Lee, Haddon Kay, and Luiz Fernando Venturelli met as students at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music in the studio of acclaimed pedagogue Hans Jørgen Jensen. This spectacular ensemble performed on Live from WFMT on October 31, 2022.