Winter Chamber Music Festival 2022

Arts and Entertainment

January 8, 2022

From: Winter Chamber Music Festival

A five-concert exploration of chamber music brilliance, spanning centuries and continents.

Blair Milton, director
Made possible in part by the generous support of the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

Schedule of Events

January 22, 2022

Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violin; John Largess, viola; Joshua Gindele, cello

Winner of an Emmy for the multimedia project Transcendence and the first ensemble to be awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Austin-based Miró Quartet seeks out new ways to communicate with audiences of all backgrounds while cultivating the longstanding tradition of chamber music. Their 2020-21 season saw them regularly performing newly-commissioned works together with music of Dvor?ák and Schubert. Other recent season highlights have included a sold-out return to Carnegie Hall to perform Beethoven's Op. 59 quartet, performances for the New York Philharmonic with Gabriel Kahane, and appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, as well as debut performances in Korea, Singapore, and at the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival.

Samuel Barber, String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11
Kevin Puts, Home
Maurice Ravel, String Quartet in F Major

January 23, 2022

Robin Scott and Janet Ying, violin; Phillip Ying, viola; David Ying, cello

The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet, now in its third decade, has attained a position of prominence through its brilliantly communicative performances and fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today's world. In addition to appearing regularly in celebrated concert halls around the world, the quartet has brought its performances to offices, schools, prisons, and the White House. Recent seasons have featured performances with jazz pianist Billy Childs, a tour of China, concerts for the Philadelphia and Phoenix Chamber Music Societies, and appearances as quartet-in-residence at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. The quartet's ongoing LifeMusic commissioning project has included works by Billy Childs, Lera Auerbach, Lowell Liebermann, Sebastian Currier, and John Novacek.

Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3 ("Rider"), Hob III:74
Zhou Long, Song of the Ch'in
Tan Dun, Drum and Gong, Cloudiness, and Red Sona from Eight Colors for String Quartet
Vivian Fung, Pizzicato
Antonín Dvo?ák, String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61

February 15, 2022

Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello

Catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of all prizes at the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2013, the Dover Quartet has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. Among their honors and awards are the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award, and Lincoln Center’s Hunt Family Award, as well as grand and first prizes at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. In 2020, the quartet’s documentary Strings Attached: On the Road with the Dover Quartet was the most-viewed film at the Martha’s Vineyard FILMUSIC Festival. Their 2020-21 season included debuts with Berkeley’s Cal Performances and their first-ever tour of Latin America, both conducted virtually. The quartet’s first volume of the complete Beethoven cycle, focused on the composer’s Op. 18 quartets, was released by Cedille Records in September 2020.

"Music of Gratitude and Remembrance"
Joseph Haydn, String Quartet No. 53 in D Major ("The Lark"), Op. 64, No. 5, Hob. III:63
Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83
Benjamin Britten, String Quartet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 94

Pick Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Date: January 22-February 15, 2022

Time: 7:30pm

Pick Staiger Concert Hall,
50 Arts Circle Drive,
Evanston, IL 60208.

Orchestra ($10.00 - $30.00)
Balcony ($10.00 - $30.00)

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