June 5 – June 9, 2023

June 9, 2023, 12:00 pm

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Blue Violet Duo
Blue Violet Duo (Photo: Yeefah Thurman)

Mon, 6/5 — Blue Violet DuoPhoto credit: Michelle Kaffko

Formed in 2013, the Chicago-based Blue Violet Duo was born of a friendship and musical kinship and enjoyed immediate recognition, winning a competition that led to their performance in Carnegie’s Weill Hall in 2014. Its members are violinist Kate Carter and pianist Louise Chan.


Violin Sonata by Irene Britton Smith

Tues, 6/6 — Chicago Chorale

Chicago Chorale enriches the lives of those in its community by broadening awareness of and deepening emotional connection to great choral music. The ensemble gives sensitive and thought-provoking performances of a diverse choral repertoire, from well-loved works to overlooked masterpieces to newly commissioned pieces.


And Give Us Peace by Stephen Paulus

Wed, 6/7 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Chelsea GuoChelsea Guo, soprano and piano

Chelsea Guo is a musician with an unusual specialty: she studies both piano and voice, sometimes combining the two talents in a single performance. Before the age of 21, Guo had reached international prominence with performances in Britain, Germany, China, and beyond.

Music of Clara and Robert Schumann

Thurs, 6/8 — Doug Lofstrom

A Chicago native, Doug Lofstrom has been composing prolifically since the 1970s. His wide-ranging style reflects his ongoing involvement in dance, film, theater, and symphonic music. He has been composer-in-residence for the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra and musical director of Chicago’s Free Street Theater.


Midsummer Passage by Doug Lofstrom

Fri, 6/9 — Live from WFMT Encore: Paul Huang and Helen Huang

This Live From WFMT encore, from February 27, 2023, features a performance by violinist Paul Huang and pianist Helen Huang, two extraordinarily virtuosic collaborators who happen to share the same last name.