Live performances in Guarneri Hall will officially resume on September 17 at 6:30 PM, when NEXUS Chamber Music Chicago presents a program entitled From Isolation (buy tickets). The Festival will also offer the public a rare opportunity to observe the ensemble’s rehearsals for their opening concert at Ravinia, Upon Wings of Words, and for the From Isolation concert. NEXUS open rehearsal dates are September 7, 8, 15, and 16, with a limited number of tickets for each date available. Rehearsal tickets are free but RSVP is required.
More Season Highlights:
November 19, 2021: Rising star violinist Geneva Lewis will join pianist Adam Neiman and cellist Alexander Hersh for Debussy and Ravel.
December 14, 2021: Celebrated New York-based pianist William Wolfram returns to Guarneri Hall for an evening entitled Metamorphosis of Romanticism, with violinist Stefan Hersh (Guarneri Hall Artistic Director) and cellist Alexander Hersh playing music by Janáček, Schoenberg, Liszt, and Dvořák.
March 14, 2022: Oboist Michael Henoch’s ensemble, Dempster St. Pro Musica, will present a program entitled Winter Winds, featuring Henoch along with Chicago Symphony Orchestra colleagues Jennifer Gunn, flute; John Bruce Yeh, clarinet; William Buchman, bassoon; and Oto Carillo, horn. The program includes music by Debussy, Ravel, Sowerby, Elliot, and Muczynski.
April 5, 2022: The much-admired Fry Street Quartet will make their first appearance in Guarneri Hall, performing a new work by Chicago pianist and singer Clarice Assad, as well as music of Benjamin Britten.
April 12 and 13, 2022: Innovative cellist Oliver Herbert will be joined by pianist Xiaohui Yang in performances of the Complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas over two evenings.
May 16, 2022: Dempster St. Pro Musica returns with Spring Strings: music by Mozart, Stravinsky, and Beethoven played by the Lincoln Quartet, composed of Chicago Symphony members —violinists Qing Hou and Lei Hou, violist Lawrence Neuman, and cellist Kenneth Olsen.
Tickets for September 17th, NEXUS Chamber Chicago Music Festival, From Isolation, are available now. Tickets for the remaining events will go on sale on the Guarneri Hall events pages on July 1, 2021. For those who cannot attend in person, live streams of most concerts are available free of charge on their respective event page on this website.
The Guarneri Hall season will also include additional concerts to be announced in the weeks ahead, as well as masterclasses and workshops to be announced in September 2021.