Mon, 7/3 — James Stephenson
Leading American orchestras, instrumentalists, and wind ensembles around the world have performed the music of Chicago-based composer James Stephenson, both to critical acclaim and the delight of audiences. A formal sense of melody and tonality characterize his music, each embedded in a contemporary soundscape.
Fantasie by James Stephenson
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet; Patrick Godon, piano
Tues, 7/4 — Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
The smallest and most select of Northwestern University’s wind ensembles, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents a diverse repertoire of well-known masterworks and contemporary compositions. Under the direction of Mallory Thompson, the ensemble has participated in dozens of commissioning consortia and presented numerous world premieres.
An Outdoor Overture by Aaron Copland
Wed, 7/5 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Masha Lakisova and Lindsay Garritson
Chicago violinist Masha Lakisova is fast becoming one of the rising stars of her generation. She has had the privilege of performing in esteemed concert venues all over the world. Pianist Lindsay Garritson has concertized throughout the United States and abroad since the age of four. She received top prizes at the Montreal International Piano Competition and the Mozarteum International Chopin Competition (Salzburg).
Music of Francis Poulenc and Henryk Wieniawski
Thurs, 7/6 — Waller and Maxwell Guitar Duo
Anne Waller and Mark Maxwell have toured the United States and Europe for over 30 years. Their unique programming of works for both 19th century and modern guitars provides rare insight into this captivating art. The two have performed in a wide variety of concert venues and international music festivals.
Valses poéticos by Enrique Granados
Fri, 7/7 — Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem
Described as “consummate practitioners of pianism” (The Washington Post), Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem enjoy an international career as proponents of music for both piano duet and two keyboards. Their innovative programming reflects the full gamut of this delightful repertoire.
Rapsodie espagnole by Maurice Ravel