Mon, 11/6 — John Bruce Yeh
John Bruce Yeh joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1977 as bass clarinet at the age of 19, the first Asian musician ever appointed to the CSO. Two years later, he was named assistant principal and E-flat clarinet. He is the longest-serving clarinetist in CSO history.
Pastoral by Elliot Carter
Tues, 11/7 — William Ferris Chorale
The William Ferris Chorale brings Chicago audiences new and unexpected choral music in programs highlighting works by living composers. Exploring and experiencing new music brings the 50-year long legacy of founder William Ferris to audiences throughout the region.
Motets by Alan Hovhaness
Wed, 11/8 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Nathan Meltzer and Umi Garrett
Violinist Nathan Meltzer is establishing a multi-faceted career as a soloist and chamber musician, with passions for both standard and contemporary repertoire. A first-prize winner of the Juilliard School’s Concerto Competition, Umi Garrett is a highly accomplished solo, collaborative, and chamber pianist based in New York City.
Music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Johannes Brahms
Thurs, 11/9 — Caitlin Edwards and Daniel Schlosberg
Violin Sonata by Ethel Smyth
Fri, 11/10 — Lise Davidsen
Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen burst onto the international stage in 2015 by winning multiple prizes at the Operalia, Queen Sonja, and Hans Gabor Belvedere competitions. These were swiftly followed by triumphant debuts at opera houses around the world. This month, Davidsen makes her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut in Leoš Janáček’s Jenůfa.
Wiegenlied by Richard Strauss