February 26 – March 1, 2024

March 1, 2024, 12:00 pm

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Jessie Montgomery (Photo: Jiyang Chen)

Mon, 2/26 — Behzod Abduraimov

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov’s performances combine an immense depth of musicality with phenomenal technique and breath-taking delicacy. He performs in recital and with renowned orchestras worldwide.


Ondine by Maurice Ravel

Tues, 2/27 — Sapphire Woodwind QuintetSapphire Woodwind Quintet

Sapphire Woodwind Quintet has been entertaining audiences with eclectic programs since 2007. Its mission is to expand the woodwind quintet repertoire and perform music written by underrepresented composers, both past and present.

Music of Anna Amalia of Prussia and Florence Price

Wed, 2/28 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Geirþrúður Guðmundsdóttir and Liang-yu WangGeirthrudur Guðmundsdóttir, cello Liang-yu Wang, piano

Praised for her “agile and passionate” and “exceedingly lively” playing (Fréttablaðið, Reykjavik), Icelandic-American cellist Geirþrúður Guðmundsdóttir performs internationally. ​Pianist Liang-yu Wang has performed in major concert halls across four continents. She currently serves as the collaborative pianist at the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music.

Music of Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Florence Price

Thurs, 2/29 — Jessie MontgomeryPhoto source: https://cso.org/about/performers/affiliated-artists/

Jessie Montgomery is an acclaimed composer, violinist, and educator. She is the recipient of the Leonard Bernstein Award from the ASCAP Foundation, the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, and her works are performed frequently around the world by leading musicians and ensembles.


Strum by Jessie Montgomery

Fri, 3/1 — David RussellDavid Russel posing with a guitar in front of a wooden door

Classical guitarist David Russell is world-renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike.


Asturias by Isaac Albéniz