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      Michael Ward-Bergeman & Lisa Kaplan

      Michael Ward-Bergeman & Lisa Kaplan

      Michael Ward-Bergeman, hyper-accordion & Lisa Kaplan, piano

      Michael Ward-Bergeman is a passionate performer, songwriter and composer. His sensitive and creative approach to music making has led to performances and collaborations with an international array of musicians and composers from across a wide range of genres. A virtuoso hyper-accordion player, he returns to Impromptu in the good company of eighth blackbird’s pianist, Lisa […]

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      Paul Barnes

      Paul Barnes

      Paul Barnes, piano

      In celebration of twenty years of collaboration with composer Philip Glass including four recordings, publications and commissioning of Glass’s Piano Concerto No.2 (After Lewis and Clark), pianist Paul Barnes, Marguerite Scribante Professor of Music at the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has released his twelfth CD “New Generations: The Etudes […]

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      Sephardic Journey (Photo Credit: Ben Silverman)

      Sephardic Journey (Photo Credit: Ben Silverman)

      Sephardic Journey: The Cavatina Duo with Desiree Ruhstrat, violin & David Cunliffe, cello

      Eugenia Moliner and Denis Azabagic are a Chicago-based husband-and-wife flute and guitar duo, acclaimed worldwide as the Cavatina Duo. Also a married couple, violinist Desirée Ruhstrat and cellist David Cunliffe are both members of the Lincoln Trio, one of Chicago’s most celebrated chamber ensembles. They will perform excerpts from their recent album on the Cedille […]

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      Calidore String Quartet

      Calidore String Quartet

      Calidore String Quartet

      Gramophone Magazine called the Calidore String Quartet “a miracle of unified thought.”  This vibrant, young ensemble won the 2016 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, the first North Americans to be so honored.  With Calidore’s return to Impromptu, we’ll hear what has earned them such high praise, as well as a place on the prestigious roster of the […]

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      Recent Programs

      William Harvey

      William Harvey

      William Harvey, violin & Steven Ayers, piano

      Violinist William Harvey and pianist Steven Ayers will offer an eclectic program of American classical music and discuss the ‘What is American culture?’ project (conducted under the auspices of the nonprofit Cultures in Harmony) which aims to celebrate and explore the many ways Americans live and define our culture.

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      Midsummer’s Music Festival

      The Midsummer’s Music Festival has presented concerts in the Door County area for the past 26 years. Today’s Impromptu will feature five musicians from the series: David Perry, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; Walter Preucil, cello; Jeremy Attanaseo, bass; and Jeannie Yu, piano, with artistic director Jim Birkenstock live from the Daniel Levin performance studio at WFMT. […]

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      Andrew von Oeyen (Photo Credit: Akos Simon)

      Andrew von Oeyen (Photo Credit: Akos Simon)

      Andrew Von Oeyen, piano

      Hailed worldwide for his elegant and insightful interpretations and brilliant technique, Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation. Later this week he’ll help the Grant Park Music Festival launch their new season when he and Fabio Bidini perform Poulenc’s jazzy Concerto for Two Pianos.

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      William Harvey, violin, & Steven Ayers, piano

      Violinist William Harvey and pianist Steven Ayers will offer an eclectic program of American classical music and discuss the ‘What is American culture?’ project (conducted under the auspices of the nonprofit Cultures in Harmony) which aims to celebrate and explore the many ways Americans live and define our culture.

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