Mon, 8/14 — Gene Pokorny
Gene Pokorny has been principal tuba of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1989. He also held principal tuba positions in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. While in Los Angeles, he played on the soundtracks to Jurassic Park, The Fugitive, and other motion pictures.
Andante tranquillo by Barry McKimm
Tues, 8/15 — Anthony and Demarre McGill
Brothers Anthony and Demarre McGill have achieved a phenomenal level of success in the classical music world. The only siblings ever to win the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Anthony was appointed the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, and Demarre is the principal flutist of the Seattle Symphony.
Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 41 by Franz Danzi
Wed, 8/16 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Mon-Puo Lee and Anna Han
At the age of 22, cellist Mon-Puo Lee made his Berlin debut at the Philharmonie, where he has performed on several occasions since. He also appears regularly in other world-renowned concert halls. Hailed by the Washington Post as “prodigiously gifted,” American pianist Anna Han strives to deliver heartfelt performances through a variety of classical piano repertoire.
Music of Alfred Schnittke, Igor Stravinsky, and Sulkhan Tsintsadze
Thurs, 8/17 — Chicago Chamber Choir
The Chicago Chamber Choir’s 40 singers come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are professional musicians, others are teachers, and still others have careers in fields as diverse as law and medicine. They are united through their passion for world-class choral singing.
Music of Eric Whitacre and Josiah Kelly Alwood
Fri, 8/18 — Kontras Quartet
The Kontras Quartet has established an international following for their vibrant and nuanced performances. Kontras means contrasts in the Afrikaans language – fitting for a string ensemble whose colorful repertoire spans centuries, genres, and continents.
Roan Mountain Suite by Jens Kruger