August 14 – August 18, 2023

August 18, 2023, 12:00 pm

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the mcgill brothers pose in front of the strikingly modern pritzker pavilion in millennium park
Demarre and Anthony McGill at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

Mon, 8/14 — Gene PokornyPhoto source:

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 HanMon-Puo Lee, cello and Anna Han, piano

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