February 19 – February 23, 2024

February 23, 2024, 12:00 pm

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Imani Winds
Imani Winds (Photo: Shervin Lainez)

Mon, 2/19 — Jonathan BoenSource: https://www.music.northwestern.edu/faculty/profile/jonathan-boen

Widely recognized as one of the most technically commanding performers of the horn, Jonathan Boen has served as Principal Horn for Lyric Opera of Chicago since 1979. In addition, he has held the position of Principal Horn of the Grant Park Orchestra since 1998.


Preludes, Op. 11 by Alexander Scriabin

Tues, 2/20 — Imani WindsImani Winds

Celebrating over a quarter century of music making, the Imani Winds has led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations, and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds.


Afro-Cuban Concerto by Valerie Coleman

Wed, 2/21 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Hannah Christiansen and Jonathan HannauHannah Christiansen, violin, and Jonathan Hannau, piano

Violinist Hannah Christiansen grew up all over the United States and currently lives and works in Chicago. She earned degrees from Oberlin College, Oberlin Conservatory, and Northwestern University. Jonathan Hannau is a Chicago-based composer and pianist devoted to the surreal, minimal, abstract, and colorful possibilities of music.


Music by Leoš Janáček and Grażyna Bacewicz

Thurs, 2/22 — Natalie CleinNatalie Clein posing with cello

Described by The Times as “mesmerizing” and “soaringly passionate,” British cellist Natalie Clein has built a distinguished career, regularly performing at major venues and with orchestras worldwide.


Six Studies in English Folksong by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Fri, 2/23 — Chicago a cappella

An ensemble of professional singers founded in 1993, Chicago a cappella presents an annual subscription series, creates studio recordings, produces educational outreach programming, and gives performances on tour. Long recognized for vocal virtuosity and innovative programming, the ensemble enjoys a reputation as a leader in the choral field.


Music by Orlando Gibbons, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Charles Villiers Stanford