Guarneri Hall 22/23

The Guarneri Hall 2022-23 Season!

Tickets are now on sale for the 2022-23 Season at Guarneri Hall. We hope you will join us to experience great music played by some of today’s top artists in our uniquely personal space. For 2022-23, Guarneri Hall celebrates the power of music to connect people from diverse communities with a multinational array of performers playing a mix of familiar classics and new music. The season will feature performers and works from China, Japan, Taiwan, Venezuela, Greece, Jamaica, Turkey, South Africa, Poland, Russia, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Lithuania, Israel, as well as Canada and the United States. Bach, Chopin, and Mozart will each be represented with special evenings dedicated to their music.

Guarneri Hall Chicago
Guarneri Hall

The acoustics and intimacy of Guarneri Hall make the audience a unique part of each performance, transforming concerts into immersive experiences that reveal a range of exquisite nuances that are lost in larger halls. State-of-the-art audio and video capabilities and a top-notch technical staff make our free live streams the next best thing to a live performance, extending the Guarneri Hall experience to viewers online and ensuring that everyone can be included, even if a show is sold out.

Kicking Off

The season begins with open rehearsals for the NEXUS Chamber Music Festival, August 27 and September 1. Open rehearsals are rare opportunities to observe how top-level chamber musicians prepare for performances, and also include Q and A sessions with the artists. Admission is free but advance reservations are required. There are only a small number of open seats left, so RSVP right away. 

The NEXUS Chamber Music Festival continues on September 2, with “Dumkas and Furiants.” Violinists Yoojin Jang and Brian Hong, violist Milena Pajaro-Van de Stadt, cellist Alexander Hersh, and pianist Adam Neiman will perform new works by Adam Neiman, and Eleanor Alberga, along with the much-beloved Dvořák piano Quintet.

A Memorable Fall

Yang and Olivia, October 3: The dynamic violin-piano duo’s program will feature works by Mozart, Wieniawski, Dmitri Cervo, Kevin Wilt, and Chi-sun Lee.

pianist Orion Weiss
Pianist Orion Weiss

Orion Weiss, October 17: One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation will play a recital of works by Brahms and Tchaikovsky within the intimate space of Guarneri Hall.

Introducing the Soto String Quartet, November 9: The four Venezuelan musicians of the Soto Quartet, Gabriela Lara and Jesús Linárez on violins, Pedro Mendez on viola, and Lidanys Graterol on cello will play Alberto Ginastera’s Quartet #1 and will join with Cleveland Orchestra Principal Cellist Mark Kosower for the Schubert Cello Quintet.

Pianist Yuri Tanaka, November 15: Japanese pianist Yuri Tanaka will play an all-Chopin program for her Guarneri Hall debut.

Stars in the Spring

Timothy Chooi
Violinist Timothy Chooi

Trio ad Libitum, January 18: This newly minted group composed of Marlboro Festival alumni, Violinist Elizabeth Fayette, violist Jordan Bak, and cellist Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, will play works by Martinu, Francaix, and Beethoven.

Mozart Birthday Party, January 24: Nexus Chamber Music Co-Artistic Directors Brian Hong on viola and Alexander Hersh on cello will join Guarneri Hall NFP Artistic Director Stefan Hersh on violin for an all-Mozart program honoring his birthday.

Bach Birthday Party, March 21: Two stars of the Chicago music scene, harpsichordist Stephen Alltop and soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, will be joined by surprise guests for a performance honoring J.S. Bach’s birthday.

Timothy Chooi, March 28: Acclaimed Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi makes his Guarneri Hall debut in a program of Beethoven, Gang Chen, Prokofiev, and Karol Szymanowski.

Maria Ioudenitch and pianist Evren Ozel, April 5: Violinist Maria Ioudenitch and pianist Evren Ozel join forces at Guarneri Hall for a program of Fazıl Say, Ravel, Gershwin, William Grant Still, Chopin, and Dolores White.

Maria loudenitch and Evren Ozel
Violinist Maria loudenitch and Pianist Evren Ozel

Master Classes

Master classes in Guarneri Hall allow observers to hear every detail of instruction from master artist-teachers. Our fall master class lineup includes luminaries such as violinist Margaret Batjer on September 28, cellist Mark Kosower on November 8, and violist Paul Neubauer on December 13.

In the spring, we’re excited to offer the Lithuanian-Israeli violinist Ben Sayevich master class on March 6 and others to be announced.

Serious students interested in performing at Guarneri Hall master classes should have their teacher email abrown Observers are welcome at master classes, and admission is free, but space is limited, and an RSVP is required.

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