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      Lara Downes (Photo by Rik Keller)

      Lara Downes, Piano

      Pianist Lara Downes, a 2016 Laureate of the Sphinx Organization Medals of Excellence Award, celebrates the release of her new album America Again, inspired by the Langston Hughes’ poem, “Let America Be America Again.” The album explores music that expresses different facets of the American dream and features music by composers including Duke Ellington, Lou […]

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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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      Ronn McFarlane

      Ronn McFarlane

      Ronn McFarlane, lute

      WFMT welcomes GRAMMY-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane to Impromptu. He and fellow all-star veteran of the lute, Paul O’Dette, perform virtuoso duets from Elizabethan Italy and England at the University of Chicago on January 8.

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      Imani Winds

      Imani Winds

      Imani Winds

      Extolled by the Washington Post as “exuding a sultry sophistication during performances”, Imani Winds has carved a unique path with its dynamic playing and culturally poignant programming. We’re very happy to welcome the wind quintet back to Impromptu, and congratulate the ensemble on their two-year appointment as the Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence at the University […]

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      Recent Programs

      PigPen Theatre Company (Photo by Eli Dagostino)

      PigPen Theatre Company (Photo by Eli Dagostino)

      PigPen Theatre Co.

      For 25 years, Writers Theatre has presented inventive and intimate interpretations of classic works and contemporary theatre.  Enter PigPen Theatre, the award-winning creators of the WT smash hit The Old Man and The Old Moon, who are back in town with their new musical folktale, The Hunter and The Bear. Stream the full program above, or […]

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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. We’re muy feliz to welcome this wonderful musician back to the Levin Studio […]

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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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      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 inaugural 2016 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, which has the largest award of any competition of its kind, and the 2016 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, the first North Americans to be so honored. With Calidore’s return to Impromptu, we’ll […]

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