Mon, 1/22 — Introductions: Noah Kim
The winner of the 2022 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition, pianist Noah Kim is a student at Vernon Hills High School and is a Scholarship Fellow at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy with Artist-in-Residence Marta Aznavoorian.
Piano Sonata No. 1, Sonata-Fantasy by Nikolai Kapustin
Tues, 1/23 — Julian Velasco
Julian Velasco is a Chicago-based Mexican American artist, educator, and advocate for contemporary arts. Raised in the diverse musical culture of Los Angeles, his own musical background draws from classical, jazz, experimental, and popular styles whose influences inform his approach to all music.
Come As You Are by Steven Banks
Wed, 1/24 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Richard Brasseale and Lillia Woolschlager
Richard Brasseale is a saxophonist, composer, and educator. He has played with numerous ensembles, including Fulcrum Point New Music Ensemble, Camerata Chicago, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and others. Lillia Woolschlager is a pianist and oboist in the Chicago area.
Music of Richard Brasseale, Fernande DeCruck, William Grant Still, and Astor Piazzolla
Thurs, 1/25 — David Finckel and Wu Han
As preeminent concert artists, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han have a history of innovation in programming, recording, and outreach, and a commitment to fostering young talent. Along the way, they have built audiences and shaped a new wave of musicians, igniting the industry and lifting chamber music more prominently to the national stage.
Variations on See the Conquering Hero Comes by Ludwig van Beethoven
Fri, 1/26 — Viktoria Mullova
Viktoria Mullova is known the world over as a violinist of exceptional versatility and musical integrity. Her curiosity spans the breadth of musical development from baroque and classical right up to the most contemporary influences from the world of fusion and experimental music.
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E by Johann Sebastian Bach