May 6 – May 10, 2024

May 10, 2024, 12:00 pm

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Headshot of composer Shawn E. Okpebholo, smiling with arms crossed in front of a grey background
Shawn E. Okpebholo

Mon, 5/6 — Winston Choi

Canadian pianist Winston Choi is Associate Professor of Piano and the Head of the Piano Program at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. An inquisitive performer, his fresh approach to standard repertory, and masterful understanding, performance, and commitment to works by living composers, make him one of today’s most dynamic young concert artists.


Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 by Franz Liszt

Tues, 5/7 — Shawn E. OkpebholoHeadshot of Shawn Okpebholo, looking straight at camera wearing black half-frame glasses and white t-shirt.,

Named one of the 2023 Musical America Top 30 Professionals of the Year, Nigerian-American composer Shawn E. Okpebholo’s music resonates globally, earning widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Recently, he completed a residency with Chicago Opera Theater. Currently, he serves as Professor of Composition at Wheaton College and Composer-in-Residence with the Lexington Philharmonic.


city beautiful by Shawn E. Okpebholo

Cellist Olivia Jakyoung Huh and Pianist Victor Asuncion

Wed, 5/8 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Olivia Jakyoung Huh and Victor Asunción

Cellist Olivia Jakyoung Huh has won numerous international competitions including first prize and special prize at the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition. Pianist Victor Asunción is the founder and artistic and board director of FilAm Music Foundation.

Music of Leoš Janáček, Benjamin Britten, and Rodion Schedrin

Lakeshore Rush

Thurs, 5/9 — Lakeshore Rush

Lakeshore Rush comprises a collection of extraordinary musicians from Chicago who are delighting audiences of all ages with riveting contemporary and classical standards and forgotten masterpieces, characterized by programmatic innovation, synergistic collaborative partnerships, and intimate performances.


Glassworks by Philip Glass

Newberry Consort (Photo: Elliot Mandel)

Fri, 5/10 — Newberry Consort

The Newberry Consort brings together singers and instrumentalists of the highest caliber to create historically informed performances of music from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, and beyond. By integrating historical performance and research with contemporary themes and multimedia, they inspire audiences, musicians, and scholars by providing a window into earlier times and diverse cultures.


Suite in G minor by Matthew Locke