August 28 – September 1, 2023

September 1, 2023, 12:00 pm

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Julian Valasco (Photo: Jacklyn Simpson)

Mon, 8/28 — Millar Brass EnsembleMillar Brass Ensemble

The Millar Brass Ensemble was founded in 1981. The players that make up the ensemble are highly regarded as many of the top freelance musicians in Chicago. The individual members have performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and a host of other regional orchestras and chamber groups.


Rhapsody on St. Francis by Andrew Wainwright

Tues, 8/29 — Julian VelascoJulian Velasco in front of a bright, multicolored wall

Described as a “phenomenal sax soloist” (Chicago Tribune), Julian Velasco is a Chicago-based Mexican American artist, educator, and advocate for contemporary arts. Raised in the diverse musical culture of Los Angeles, his own musical background draws from classical, jazz, experimental, and popular styles whose influences inform his approach to all music.


Come As You Are by Steven Banks

Wed, 8/30 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Amir Hoshang Farsi and Yun Janice LuHoshang Farsi and pianist Yun Janice Lu

Iranian and Pakistani American flutist Amir Hoshang Farsi’s playing has been described as having a “beautiful sound and personal sense of expression” (New York Classical Review). Yun Janice Lu is regarded as one of the leading Taiwanese pianists of her age. She was a semi-finalist at the prestigious 2018 Geneva International Music Competition in Switzerland.

Music of Samuel Barber, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, William Grant Still, and Lowell Liebermann

Thurs, 8/31 — Lincoln Trio

The celebrated Chicago-based Lincoln Trio—made up of violinist Desirée Ruhstrat, cellist David Cunliffe, and pianist Marta Aznavoorian—takes its name from their home, the land of Lincoln. The trio, formed in 2003, has been praised for its polished presentations of well-known chamber works and its ability to forge new paths with contemporary repertoire.


Círculo by Joaquín Turina

Fri, 9/1 — Apollo’s Fire

Apollo’s Fire and Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell love to inspire youth and adults to discover their own love of classical music and historical world music of diverse cultures. The period instruments ensemble performs innovative concerts and educational programs in Chicago, Cleveland, and around the world.


Two-Cello Concerto in G minor by Antonio Vivaldi