Tues, 12/26 — Black Oak Ensemble
Praised by the Chicago Tribune for its “flamboyant vitality” and “expert performances,” the Black Oak Ensemble is establishing itself as a one of the premier chamber ensembles in the United States. At its core is a string trio comprising violinist Desirée Ruhstrat, cellist David Cunliffe, and violist Aurélien Fort Pederzoli.
Les trois clercqs de Sainct-Nicholas by Gabriel Pierné
Wed, 12/27 — Janet Sung and Marta Aznavoorian
Violinist Janet Sung enjoys an acclaimed international career as a virtuoso soloist, recognized for her intense, exhilarating performances, and by her signature lustrous, burnished tone. Multi-Grammy nominated pianist Marta Aznavoorian has performed to critical acclaim throughout the world as orchestral soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and educator.
Three Romances, Op. 22 by Clara Schumann
Thurs, 12/28 — Mary Stolper
Mary Stolper is a frequent soloist and chamber music performer who has made guest appearances throughout the United States and Europe. Currently, she is principal flute of the Grant Park Symphony, Chicago Opera Theater, Music of the Baroque, and the new music ensemble Fulcrum Point.
Flute Concertino, Renascence by Lita Grier
Fri, 12/29 — Haymarket Opera Company
Haymarket Opera Company contributes to the diverse and culturally vibrant artistic community of Chicago and the Midwest through the presentation of historically informed opera and oratorio from the 17th and 18th centuries, including many Chicago and U.S. premieres.
L’Amant anonyme by Joseph Bologne