May 8 – May 12, 2023

May 12, 2023, 12:00 pm

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Chicago Arts Orchestra

Mon, 5/8 — Shawn E. OkpebholoHeadshot of Shawn Okpebholo, looking straight at camera wearing black half-frame glasses and white t-shirt.,

A widely sought-after and award-winning composer, Shawn E. Okpebholo has been described by Augusta Read Thomas as “a beautiful artist …who has enormous grace in his music, and fantasy and color.” Okpebholo comfortably composes in various styles and genres, intentional in creating music that is diverse, dynamic, and genuine.


city beautiful by Shawn E. Okpebholo (Lincoln Trio)

Tues, 5/9 — Chicago Arts Orchestra and ChorusPhoto source:

The Chicago Arts Orchestra was established by a group of musicians and creative artists to perform great music and to make music accessible and affordable. Comprised of professional musicians with active performance schedules in Chicago, the CAO aims to achieve its mission by providing educational opportunities for the community through the performance of historic and new orchestral music.


Mass in G de los Niños by Ignacio de Jerusalem

Wed, 5/10 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Eleni Katz and Maxwell FosterEleni Katz, bassoon and Maxwell Foster, piano

Hailed for her virtuosity and vibrant musical spirit, bassoonist Eleni Katz has established herself as a prominent soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. A native of Brisbane, Australia, Maxwell Foster gained his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at the Juilliard School, and his Master of Musical Arts degree at Yale University.

Music of Carl Maria von Weber, Cindi Hsu, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Jeff Scott

Thurs, 5/11 — Winston ChoiPhoto source:

Canadian pianist Winston Choi is Associate Professor of Piano and the Head of the Piano Program at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. An inquisitive performer, his fresh approach to standard repertory, and masterful understanding, performance, and commitment to works by living composers, make him one of today’s most dynamic young concert artists.


Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 by Franz Liszt

Fri, 5/12 — Live from WFMT Encore: Artemis Chamber Brass

In today’s acoustic sampler of a vintage Live From WFMT, we present this performance from 2000 by the Artemis Chamber Brass.