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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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      Danish String Quartet (Photo: Caroline Bittencourt)

      Danish String Quartet (Photo: Caroline Bittencourt)

      Danish String Quartet & Torlief Thedeen, cello

      In consistent demand for their technical and interpretive prowess matched by an infectious joy of music making and “rampaging energy” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), the Danish String Quartet has already established a worldwide reputation for their integrated sound, impeccable intonation and judicious balance. The ensemble is joined by fellow Scandinavian Torlief Thedeen, celebrated Swedish […]

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      Pablo Villegas. Photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco.

      Pablo Villegas. Photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco.

      Pablo Villegas, guitar

      The soul of the Spanish guitar runs in Pablo Villegas’s blood. Born and raised in La Rioja, Spain – the country with unique and deep ties to his chosen instrument – Villegas is distinguished by performances as charismatic as they are intimate.

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      (Photo: Tristan Cook)

      (Photo: Tristan Cook)

      Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

      A magnificent ensemble of musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform two of Bach’s “Six Concertos for Various Instruments”, BWV 1049 — Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G major and BWV 1050 — Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major. They will play the full set during their concert this evening at the […]

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      Recent Programs

      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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      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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      Ear Taxi

      Ear Taxi

      Ear Taxi

      Celebrating New Music in Chicago with 300 musicians and 53 world premieres, the new Ear Taxi music festival will be a celebration of Chicago’s thriving contemporary music scene with concerts, lectures, marathons, webcasts and artist receptions. The Fifth House Ensemble in conjunction with the EAR Taxi Festival is live from the Daniel Levin performance studio […]

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      Crawford & Asuncion

      Crawford & Asuncion

      John Henry Crawford, cello & Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano

      Hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer for “projecting polished charisma and a singing sound,” cellist John-Henry Crawford has a passion for sharing powerful music with audiences near and far. His collaborator today is the wonderful pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion. Music Chopin – Introduction and Polonaise brillante Op.3 David Sanford – Seventh Avenue Kaddish Poulenc – Sonate […]

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