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Tamás Varga, principal cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic, has commissioned pieces by composers Aaron Jay Kernis, Gregory Vajda, Akira Nishimura and Zdzislaw Wysocki to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Zoltan Kodaly's Sonata in B minor for solo cello. In March, Varga will perform the Chicago premieres of those pieces in Guarneri Hall.Find out more »
Tamás Varga will teach a master class in Guarneri Hall the day after his performance of premieres for solo cello, also in Guarneri Hall. Students of Hans Jørgen Jensen, professor of cello at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, and Richard Hirschl, cellist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Artist Faculty at Chicago College of Performing Arts, will participate. The public is invited to observe (no admission charge, but RSVP required).Find out more »
Guarneri Hall is delighted to serve as the venue for Impromptu Fest 2019. Impromptu Fest is a series of eight concerts March 21-31, showcasing members of New Music Chicago. Now in its second year, Impromptu Fest is a platform to hear all that is going on with their members, from freshly composed acoustic music to works with electronics and film, all by performers based in the Chicago area. Each of the eight concerts is a double-bill, so audience members can…Find out more »
On May 10, 2019, revered New York-based pianist William Wolfram will bring his poetic artistry and unique interpretive approach to a reading of Johann Sebastian Bach's timeless Goldberg Variations, first published in 1741, to Guarneri Hall.Find out more »
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