Mon, 5/15 — Dover Quartet
The Dover Quartet has become one of the most in-demand chamber ensembles in the world. In addition to its faculty role as the Ensemble in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Dover Quartet holds residencies with the Kennedy Center, Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Artosphere, and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.
String Quartet in B-flat, K. 589 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tues, 5/16 — Axiom Brass
Described as “exceptional ambassadors for classical music” and “innovative programmers,” Chicago-based Axiom Brass designs concert experiences that stretch the imagination and expand sensibilities. The ensemble actively engages with their audiences to showcase the importance of performing the music of living composers.
Suite from María de Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla
Wed, 5/17 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Xiting Yang
Xiting Yang is a pianist who fundamentally values expressivity and communication in performance. These qualities have been recognized repeatedly over the years as she has claimed top prizes in numerous solo piano competitions. She recently served as Visiting Professor of Piano at Loyola University.
Music of Frédéric Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Claude Debussy
Thurs, 5/18 — Gina DiBello
Gina DiBello was appointed to the first violin section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by Music Director Riccardo Muti in 2013. In addition to her orchestral work, she enjoys an active career as soloist and regularly makes appearances with Music of the Baroque, on the CSO Chamber Music series, and on numerous other series around Chicago.
Suite for Children by Asako Hirabayashi
Fri, 5/19 — Live from WFMT Encore: David Schrader
On today’s broadcast, we revisit January 2, 2006, when Kerry Frumkin welcomed David Schrader for a program of music for fortepiano. Schrader has been a fixture of the Chicago music scene since 1980, performing regularly with ensembles throughout the region.