Mon, 9/25 — Introductions
Samuel Kim is 17 years old, a rising senior at Grassfield High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. He began playing piano at the age of 4 years with his first teacher, his grandmother. He has been studying with his current teacher Dr. Soo Young Lee for the past 4 years at the Music Institute of Chicago.
Desperate Measures by Robert Muczynski
Samuel Kim, piano
Tues, 9/26 — David Schrader
Equally at home in front of a harpsichord, organ, piano, or fortepiano, David Schrader performs regularly with Music of the Baroque, the Newberry Consort, and other Chicago-area ensembles. He is also a frequent guest on WFMT’s “Live From WFMT” series of broadcast in-studio performances
Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Wed, 9/27 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Ziggy and Miles Johnston Guitar Duo
The brothers Ziggy and Miles Johnston are two of Australia’s finest young musicians forging an international career. Their performances are known for their “deeply considered musicianship, immaculate care and superlative technique” (5MBS). The brothers maintain an active concert schedule with a focus on commissioning and premiering underplayed works by current composers.
Music of Claude Debussy, Katie Jenkins, Ken Murray, and Radamés Gnattali
Thurs, 9/28 — St. Charles Singers
St. Charles Singers, founded in 1984, is a cadre of professional musicians under the direction of Maestro Jeff Hunt. The choir’s home venue is Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles, Illinois. Performances also occur in and around the city of Chicago, and occasionally the choir travels nationally and internationally.
Music of Paul Manz and David Azurza
Fri, 9/29 — John Hagstrom
John Hagstrom joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s trumpet section as fourth trumpet in 1996. A year later, he won the Orchestra’s second trumpet position, carrying on the tradition of brass section teamwork for which the CSO is famous. Previously, he was principal trumpet of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra in Kansas and served as assistant professor of trumpet at Wichita State University.
Concerto in E-flat by Vincenzo Bellini