October 9 – October 13, 2023

October 13, 2023, 12:00 pm

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Jane Glover conducting
Jane Glover conducts the Music of the Baroque Orchestra (Photo: Elliot Mandel)

Mon, 10/9 — Avalon String Quartet

The Avalon String Quartet has been concertizing throughout the United States and abroad since 1995 and was described by the Chicago Tribune as “an ensemble that invites you — ears, mind, and spirit — into its music.” Having established itself as one of the country’s leading chamber music ensembles, the Avalon String Quartet continues astonishing audiences across the nation with their performances.


Serenade in G by Leo Sowerby

Tues, 10/10 — Jean BerkenstockPhoto source: https://www.midsummersmusic.com/jim-jean-berkenstock-legacy/

Flutist Jean Berkenstock’s career spanned more than 40 years, serving during that time as a principal player at Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Grant Park Music Festival, the Chicago Philharmonic, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She served on the faculty of the Chicago College for Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and was a co-founder of Midsummer’s Music in Door County, Wisconsin with her husband Jim Berkenstock. Jean passed away on October 3 at the age of 89.


Flute Quartet No. 1 in D, K. 285 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wed, 10/11 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Ji in Yang and Wayne WengJi in Yang, violin, and Wayne Weng, Piano

South Korean violinist Ji in Yang began her music journey at the age of six. Since then, she has appeared internationally as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Pianist Wayne Weng’s playing has been described as “vibrant and immensely musical.” He was the first prize winner at the 2013 Iowa International Piano Competition.

Music of Lili Boulanger, Nikolai Medtner, and Maurice Ravel

Thurs, 10/12 — Music of the Baroque

Long recognized as one of the region’s top classical groups, Music of the Baroque’s professional chorus and orchestra is one of the leading ensembles in the country devoted to the performance of eighteenth-century works. The ensemble has drawn particular praise throughout its history for its performances of the major choral and orchestral works of Bach, Handel, Mozart, and Haydn.


Three-Violin Concerto in F by Georg Philipp Telemann

Fri, 10/13 — Goran IvanovicPhoto source: https://www.saersguitars.com/h-nd-18.html

One of the most versatile, skilled, and curious musicians in Chicago, guitarist Goran Ivanovic has built a career built upon exploration. Born and raised in Croatia, he came to Chicago in the 1990s. Since then, he has displayed a deep interest in collaboration, steadily expanding his stylistic range well beyond the European classical music and Balkan sounds he was fluently versed in when he arrived.

Music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Roland Dyens