Mon, 9/18 — Matthew Lipman
American violist Matthew Lipman has been praised by the New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing,” and by the Chicago Tribune for a “splendid technique and musical sensitivity.” Lipman has come to be relied on as one of the leading players of his generation, frequently appearing as both a soloist and chamber music performer.
Märchenbilder, Op. 113 by Robert Schumann
Tues, 9/19 — Northwestern University Cello Ensemble
Established in 2014, the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble performs and records works by classical and contemporary composers. Members include all current cello students of the Bienen School of Music, led by professor of cello Hans Jørgen Jensen
Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Wed, 9/20 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Kodachrome Saxophone Quartet
Kodachrome is a saxophone quartet of four graduate students from Arizona State University where they are under the tutelage of Dr. Christopher Creviston. The ensemble has won First Prize awards at the 10th Plowman Chamber Music Competition and the 10th Coltman Chamber Music Competition. One of the primary goals of Kodachrome is to promote contemporary underrepresented composers and provoke the general public’s interest in concert music.
Thurs, 9/21 — Alex Klein
Recognized as one of today’s leading oboists, Alex Klein began his musical studies in his native Brazil, continuing at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music. Klein was principal oboe with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 9 years, and in 2017 was awarded the Oboe Emeritus Soloist title by Riccardo Muti.
Oboe Concerto in C major, R. 447 by Antonio Vivaldi
Fri, 9/22 — withonevoice
withonevoice is a professional vocal ensemble of sixteen singers based in Chicago and Macomb, Illinois, with a residency program at Western Illinois University. Vocal versatility and exploration are at the core of the ensemble’s mission through the use of the Estill Voice Training Model. Each concert features diverse vocal qualities and repertoire performed by its core membership with special attention to cultivating commissioned works that promote vocal quality exploration and development.
Where Your Bare Foot Walks by David Childs