Mon, 11/20 — Sebastian Huydts
Pianist/composer Sebastian Huydts can be heard in solo piano recitals and internationally renowned artists frequently perform his works. Huydts is Chair of the Music Department at Columbia College in Chicago. He conducts the New Music Ensemble and teaches in the composition program.
Sketches by Bedřich Smetana
Tues, 11/21 — Lawrence Brownlee
Lawrence Brownlee is a leading figure in opera, both as a singer on the world’s top stages, and as a voice for activism and diversity in the industry. Captivating audiences and critics around the globe, he has been hailed as “one of the most in-demand opera singers in the world today” (NPR).
Music of Jasmine Barnes and Damien Sneed
Wed, 11/22 — Clarice Assad
A powerful communicator renowned for her musical scope and versatility, Brazilian-American Clarice Assad is a significant artistic voice in the classical, world music, pop, and jazz genres. The Grammy Award–nominated composer, celebrated pianist, inventive vocalist, and educator is acclaimed for her evocative colors, rich textures, and diverse stylistic range.
Sephardic Suite by Clarice Assad
Thurs, 11/23 — Anthony McGill, Pacifica Quartet
Anthony McGill, New York Philharmonic principal clarinet, and the multiple Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet present an album illuminating experiences that have shaped America through works by Richard Danielpour, James Lee III, Ben Shirley, and Valerie Coleman. McGill describes it as a project driven by the desire to “expand the capacity for art and music to change the world.”
High Sierra Sonata by Ben Shirley
Fri, 11/24 — Vienna Boys Choir
The Vienna Boys Choir is one of the most famous choirs in the world and one of its oldest. In 1498, Emperor Maximilian I moved his court to Vienna to establish the Chapel Imperial there, along with the Vienna Boys Choir. Over the centuries, the court attracted musicians like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Anton Bruckner. Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, and Franz Schubert were themselves choir boys.
Music of Daniel Alomía Robles and Josef Strauss