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      Yevgeny Yontov

      Yevgeny Yontov

      Yevgeny Yontov

      Yevgeny Yontov, piano, performing works by Wild, Debussy, and Chopin. Earl Wild: Hommage à Poulenc Debussy: Étude No. 3 pour les quartes Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 58 (25’) I. Allegro maestoso II. Scherzo. Molto vivace III. Largo IV. Finale. Presto non tanto; Agitato FROM THE IMF WEBSITE The Israeli pianist Yevgeny Yontov began his musical studies […]

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      Donald Sinta Quartet

      Donald Sinta Quartet

      Donald Sinta Quartet

      Donald Sinta Quartet (saxophone quartet), performing works by Kechley, Glazunov, Barber (arr. van der Linden), Grieg (arr. Donald Sinta Quartet), and traditional Irish (arr. Graser). Dan Graser, Soprano Saxophone Zach Stern, Alto Saxophone Joseph Girard, Tenor Saxophone Danny Hawthorne-Foss, Baritone Saxophone On the program: Rush (5’) David Kechley (b. 1947) Selections from Saxophone Quartet, Op. 109 (7’) […]

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      Garret Ross

      Garret Ross

      Garret Ross

      Garret Ross, piano, performing works by Schumann, Faure, and Martinu.

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      Shtrykov - Tanaka Duo

      Shtrykov - Tanaka Duo

      Shtrykov – Tanaka Duo

      Shtrykov – Tanaka Duo (clarinet and piano) performing works by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, and Brahms.

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      Aristo Sham

      Aristo Sham

      Aristo Sham

      Award winning pianist Aristo Sham performs works by Bach (arr. Hess), Mozart, and Liszt. On the program: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (3’) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) Arr. Myra Hess (1890 – 1965) Piano Sonata No. 15 in F Major, K. 533/494 (18’) I. Allegro II. Andante III. Rondo Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) Après une Lecture […]

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      Neave Trio

      Neave Trio

      Neave Trio

      Neave Trio (piano trio), performs works by Bernstein and Foote. Anna Williams, Violin Mikhail Veselov, Cello Eri Nakamura, Piano Piano Trio, Op. 2 (16’) I. Adagio non troppo – Allegro vivace – Largamente II. Tempo di Marcia III. Largo – Allegro vivo e molto ritmico Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990) Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 65 […]

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      Juan Carlos

      Juan Carlos

      Spanish Pianist Juan Carlos Plays Debussy and Schumann

      Spanish pianist Juan Carlos joins us live in performance from Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. On the program: Estampes (15’) I. Pagodes II. La soirée dans Grenade III. Jardins sous la pluie Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918) Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 (22’) I. Allegro II. Romanze III. […]

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      Yoo Jin Jang

      Yoo Jin Jang

      Violinist Yoo Jin Jang Plays Mendelssohn

      Korean born violinist Yoo Jin Jang along with pianist Renana Gutman present a program of Mendelssohn,  Sibelius, and Piazzolla live under the Tiffany glass dome from the Chicago Cultural Center. Violin Sonata in F major (1838) (23’) I. Allegro vivace II. Adagio III. Assai vivace Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) Selections from 6 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. […]

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      10/13/15 - Kalamazoo, MI: The Gilmore Festival Preview event at CityScape. © Chris McGuire Photography.

      10/13/15 - Kalamazoo, MI: The Gilmore Festival Preview event at CityScape. © Chris McGuire Photography.

      Pianist Daniel Hsu

      Live from the Chicago Cultural Center, Daniel Hsu performs: Chaconne from Partita No. 2, BWV 1004 (14’) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) Arr. Ferruccio Busoni (1866 – 1924) Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110 (20’) I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo II. Scherzo: Allegro molto III. Adagio ma non troppo. Fuga: Allegro ma non troppo Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 […]

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      01-18-17 Jonathan Johnson Photo

      Tenor Jonathan Johnson in Recital

      Tenor Jonathan Johnson, a third-year ensemble member of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, made his Chicago debut with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tiresias in 2014. At Lyric Opera, Mr. Johnson has appeared in Capriccio, Il trovatore, The Magic Victrola, The Passenger, Le […]

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      01-11-17 Shuai Wang Photo_2

      Shuai Sophia Wang, Piano

      Pianist Shuai Sophia performs works by Kirchner and Schubert. Leon Kirchner (1919 – 2009) Interlude II (2003) Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828) Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D. 958 I. Allegro II. Adagio III. Menuetto: Allegro – Trio IV. Allegro

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      01-04-17 Karisa Chiu Photo

      Duos for Violin and Piano with Karisa Chiu and Inah Chiu

      Beginning her studies at the age of three with her father, violinist Karia Chiu, now 17, is a merit scholarship recipient at the Music Institute of Chicago currently studying with Almita Vamos. Among her awards, Ms. Chiu was a finalist in the 2017 YoungArts Competition. In 2016, she took First Prize in the Blount-lawson Young Artists […]

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      Misuzu Tanaka

      Misuzu Tanaka

      Misuzu Tanaka, piano

      London born pianist Misuzi Tanaka has been described as a pianist “who dispatched everything with both dizzying speed and sensitivity” by the Turkish daily paper Today’s Zaman. She has made appearances world-wide including at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Mozart’s Museum at Villa Bertram in Prague, Alice Tully Hall in New York, and Music from the […]

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      Artu Duo

      Artu Duo

      Artu Duo

      The Artu Duo consisting of cellist Ruth Marshall and pianist Garret Ross began in 2011 with a residency at the Banff Centre in Alberta,Canada, where they studied with Colin Carr. Later, as the collaboration began to bloom, they studied with Menhaden Pressler at the Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk, England in 2012. Since then, they have […]

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      Luca Buratto

      Luca Buratto

      Luca Buratto, piano

      Described by Musical America as possessing  a “fiery imagination and finesse,” pianist Luca Buratto first came to the public’s attention at the Conservatory of Milan’s Sala Verdi, where he performed music of his grandfather Renzo Massarani (1898-1975) during a 2003 Holocaust Remembrance Day event. Buratto indicated that he was influenced greatly by his grandfather. Mr. […]

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