Mon, 4/3 — Avalon String Quartet
Described by the Chicago Tribune as “an ensemble that invites you — ears, mind, and spirit — into its music,” the Avalon String Quartet has established itself as one of the country’s leading chamber music ensembles. It is quartet-in-residence at the Northern Illinois University School of Music.
Serenade by Leo Sowerby
Tues, 4/4 — St. Charles Singers
St. Charles Singers, founded in 1984, is an ensemble of professional musicians who sing under the direction of Jeff Hunt. The choir’s home venue is Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles. Performances also occur in and around the city of Chicago, and occasionally the choir travels nationally and internationally.
Music of Hildegard of Bingen and Nancy Grundahl
Wed, 4/5 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Ria Honda and Umi Garrett
Japanese violinist Ria Honda was recently named a 2022 Rohm Music Foundation Scholarship recipient. In 2021, she was awarded the fourth prize at the 2021 Irving M. Klein International String Competition. Pianist Umi Garrett was awarded fourth prize at the 2020 National Chopin Competition and first prize in the Juilliard School’s concerto competition.
Music of Robert Schumann and George Gershwin
Thurs, 4/6 — Millar Brass Ensemble
The Millar Brass Ensemble was founded in 1981 by a group of friends interested in playing and performing large brass ensemble music. The individual members have performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and a host of other regional orchestras and chamber groups.
Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee by Johannes Brahms
Fri, 4/7 — Live from WFMT Encore: Chicago a cappella
Chicago a cappella has been acclaimed as “a jewel in the crown of Chicago’s musical life” (The American Organist) and praised for its “clarity, well-balanced tone, and deep emotional involvement” (Washington Post). This Live From WFMT rebroadcast is from February 10, 2014.