August 21 – August 25, 2023

August 25, 2023, 12:00 pm

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Mei-Ann Chen (Photo courtesy of the artist)

Mon, 8/21 — Aznavoorian Duo

Cellist Ani Aznavoorian and pianist Marta Aznavoorian, each a renowned soloist and chamber musician in her own right, together celebrate the sounds of their ancestral homeland on Gems from Armenia. The album marks the Chicago-raised sisters’ recording debut as the Aznavoorian Duo.

Music of Alexander Arutiunian and Aram Khachaturian

Tues, 8/22 — Stephen Burns

Conductor, trumpet virtuoso, and composer Stephen Burns has been acclaimed on four continents for his consistently and widely varied performances encompassing recitals, orchestral appearances, chamber ensemble engagements, and innovative multi-media presentations involving video, dance theatre, and sculpture.


Trumpet Concerto in D by Georg Philipp Telemann

Wed, 8/23 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Rainer Crosett and Chelsea WangRainer Crosett, cello and Chelsea Wang, piano

Cellist Rainer Crosett is quickly building an international career on many of the most renowned stages. Praised by the New York Times as an “excellent young pianist,” Chelsea Wang has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America.

Music of Nadia Boulanger, Manuel de Falla, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Thurs, 8/24 — Chicago SinfoniettaMei-Ann Chen conducting the Chicago Sinfonietta

The award-winning Chicago Sinfonietta is a source of community through music. Under the guidance first of Founding Music Director Paul Freeman, and now of Mei-Ann Chen, the orchestra performs at the highest artistic level and has achieved an outstanding reputation for its innovative programs.


Dances in the Canebrakes by Florence Price

Fri, 8/25 — Will LivermanWill Liverman

Grammy Award-winning baritone Will Liverman has been hailed by critics for his versatility in dramatic and comedic roles, as well as on concert stages in North America and internationally, and his dedication and vision as a composer, artist, and advisor helping to evolve and push the performing arts industry forward.


Shall We Gather at the River, Traditional (arranged by Shawn Okpebholo)