August 7 – August 11, 2023

August 11, 2023, 12:00 pm

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Jory Vinikour poses with a harpsichord
Jory Vinikour (Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo)

Mon, 8/7 — Jory Vinikour

Recognized as one of the outstanding harpsichordists of his generation, Jory Vinikour has cultivated a highly-diversified career that takes him to the world’s most important festivals, concert halls, and opera houses as recitalist and concerto soloist, partner to many of today’s finest instrumental and vocal artists, coach, and conductor.


Harpsichord Concertino by Walter Leigh

Tues, 8/8 — Grant Park ChorusPhoto source:

Winners of the 2006 Margaret Hillis Award for artistic excellence, the Grant Park Chorus is a fully professional ensemble. In addition to frequent solo appearances and teaching careers, the 80+ members of the chorus perform with ensembles such as Chicago a cappella, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus.


Acrostic Song by David Del Tredici

Wed, 8/9 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Kyle OrthKyle Orth, Piano

Hailed as “spine-tingling” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) and “breathtaking” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), American pianist Kyle Orth possesses unusual virtuosity and artistic sensitivity. He has distinguished himself globally as a captivating soloist and chamber musician, passionately reviving lesser-known works while offering intriguing interpretations of pieces within the standard repertoire.

Music of Franz Liszt

Thurs, 8/10 — Mary StolperPhoto source:

Mary Stolper is a frequent soloist and chamber music performer who has made guest appearances throughout the United States and Europe. Stolper is Principal Flute of the Grant Park Symphony, Chicago Opera Theater, Music of the Baroque, and the new music ensemble Fulcrum Point. As an active studio musician, she has also played for hundreds of TV and radio commercials.


Poem by Charles Tomlinson Griffes

Fri, 8/11 — Civitas EnsembleCivitas

Founded in 2011, Civitas is a chamber music ensemble with a threefold mission: to present engaging live performances of new and traditional works; to inspire a young generation of classical musicians; and to bring the healing power of music to those with limited access to live performances.


Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate