Sunday, April 17, 2016
Offering an innovative mix of familiar masterworks and lesser-known repertoire performed in varied combinations of instruments and voice, The Chicago Ensemble has occupied a unique place in Chicago’s cultural life for over 30 years.
Program IV features J.S. Bach’s Contrapunctus I from Art of the Fugue for oboe, violin, viola, and cello; Benjamin Britten’s Phantasy Quartet op 2 (1932) for oboe, violin, viola, and piano; and Gabriel Fauré’s Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, op. 45 for violin, viola, cello, and piano; as well as two winners of the Discover America VIII Competition: John Russel’s Piano Trio (2012) for violin, cello and piano; and Roger Zare’s Irlandzki Polonez (2012) for oboe, violin, cello, and piano. These works will be performed by Ricardo Castañeda (oboe), Mathias Tacke (violin), Rose Armbrust Griffin (viola), Andrew Snow (cello), and Gerald Rizzer (piano).
Open to the public. General $25, students $10, International House residents free.
Sponsored by the Global Voices Performing Arts Series and The Chicago Ensemble.