Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Reviews

Brannon Cho and Victor Asuncion

November 16, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16, cellist Brannon Cho and pianist Victor Asuncion gave a performance of Beethoven, Schubert (ed. Rose), and Tchaikovsky. Click here for more about the concert and Brannon's musical upbringing with an interview by Amy Munice from Picture This Post.

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Régulo Martínez-Antón

November 9, 2016

Pianist Régulo Martínez-Antón perfomed a concert of Schumann, Granados, Albéniz, and Liszt on November 9. To read more about the concert and the artist, click here for an interview by Amy Munice from Picture This Post. 

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Liana Paniyeva

October 26, 2016

On Wednesday, October 26, pianist Liana Paniyeva gave a performance of Gluck (arr. Sgambati), Rachmaninoff, and Ravel. To read more about the concert and the artist, click here for an interview by Amy Munice from Picture This Post. 

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Alex Klein and Kuang-Hao Huang

October 19, 2016

Principal oboist Alex Klein and pianist Kuang-Hao Huang gave a performance of Bach, Bolcom, Walmisley, Nielsen, and Pasculli on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. To read more about the concert and Alex Klein, click here for an interview by Amy Munice from Picture This Post. 

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Evelina Puzaite

October 12, 2016

Pianist Evelina Puzaite gave a concert of Čiurlionis, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Ginastera, Vasks, and Prokofiev on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. To read more about the performance and the artist, click here for an article by Amy Munice from Picture This Post. 

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Ulysses Quartet

October 5, 2016

The Ulysses Quartet (strings) performed a concert of Webern and Janáček on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. To read more about their program and the artists, click here for an article by Amy Munice from Picture This Post. 

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Mariam Batsashvili

September 28, 2016

On September 28, 2016, Mariam Batsashvili gave a concert of Bach (arr. Busoni), Handel (arr. Liszt), and Liszt. To read more about Mariam's musical upbringing and inspirations click here for an article by Amy Munice from Picture This Post. 

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Ketevan Kartvelishvili

September 14, 2016

Pianist Ketevan Kartvelishvili performed a concert of Scriabin and Mussorgsky on September 14, 2016. To read more about this concert with an interview by Amy Munice from Picture This Post click here

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Kate Carter and Louise Chan

September 7, 2016

On September 7, 2016 violinist Kate Carter and pianist Louise Chan performed a concert of Ravel and Bolcom. Read more about this duo from an interview by Amy Munice from Picture This Post here

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Samuel Deason

August 31, 2016

Samuel Deason performed a concert of Rameau, Glinka (arr. Balakirev), Grieg, and Brahms on August 31, 2016. To read more about Samuel click here for an interview by Amy Munice from Picture This Post.

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Ana María Valderrama and Luis del Valle

August 24, 2016

Violinist Ana María Valderrama and pianist Luis del Valle gave a performance of Saint-Saëns, Schumann, and Sarasate.Read full review ...

38th Anniversary Concert - Amit Peled and Stefan Petrov

November 25, 2015

In celebration of 38 years of Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, cellist Amit Peled and pianist Stefan Petrov performed a concert of Handel (arr. Lindner), Faure, Beethoven, and Saint-Saens.Read full review ...

Avalon String Quartet - Al Booth Memorial Concert, 2015

July 29, 2015

On July 29, 2015, the Avalon String Quartet performed a concert of Britten and Schumann for the Ninth Annual Al Booth Memorial Concert.Read full review ...

In Mo Yang and Renana Gutman

July 15, 2015

Violinist In Mo Yang and pianist Renana Gutman gave a concert of Mozart and Schumann on July 15. To learn more about In Mo's musical upbrining, click here for an article by Amy Munice from Chicago Splash Magazine.

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Oliver Aldort and Ron Regev

July 1, 2015

On July 1, 2015, Oliver Aldort and Ron Regev gave a performance of Schumann, Faure, and Beethoven. To learn more about the concert and Oliver, click here, for an article and interivew by Amy Munice from Chicago Splash Magazine. 

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Grant Park Apprentice Chorale

June 24, 2015

On June 24, 2015, the Grant Park Apprentice Chorale gave a concert accompanied by the Project Inclusion String Quartet.Read full review ...

Weiyin Chen

May 20, 2015

Pianist Weiyin Chen gave a concert of Brahms and Schubert on April 20, 2015. To read more about the concert and the artist, click here for Amy Munice's article and review from Splash Magazine.

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Samuel Marques

March 18, 2015

Clarinetist Samuel Marques and pianist Garret Ross presented a concert of Delmas, Poulenc, and Muczynski. To read more about the concert and an interview with Samuel, read Amy Munice's article here

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Shelest Piano Duo

December 31, 2014

The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert wrapped up 2014 with a concert by the Shelest Piano Duo on New Year's Eve. Amy Munice of Chicago Splash Magazine wrote about the concert and interviewed the duo. Read more here

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Yana Reznik

December 24, 2014

On Christmas Eve, 2014, pianist Yana Reznik performed a concert of Tchaikovsky (arr. Plentev), Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, and Gershwin. Read more about the concert and the artist here

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Gabriel Cabezas and Amy Yang

September 3, 2014

Cellist Gabriel Cabezas and pianist Amy Yang gave a concert of Sibelius and Brahms. Read more about the concert by Amy Munice from Chicago Splash Magazine here

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Ketevan Kartvelishvili

August 27, 2014

Pianist Ketevan Kartvelishvili performed a concert of Scarlatti, Prokofiev, and Liszt on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series. Read an interview and review of the concert by Amy Munice from Chicago Splash Magazine here

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Arianna Smith and Kay Kim

June 11, 2014

Violist Arianna Smith and pianist Kay Kim performed a Dame Myra Hess Concert on June 11. Read more about the artists from a review by Amy Munice here. The artists performed a program of Rota, Brahms, and Ravel.

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Angelo Rondello

June 4, 2014

On June 4, 2014, pianist Angelo Rondello performed a program of Debussy and List on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series. Click here for a review by Amy Munice.

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Euclid String Quartet

May 28, 2014

The Euclid String Quartet returned to perform another Dame Myra Hess concert on May 28. Amy Munice from Chicago Splash Magazine interviewed the musicians. Read the full article here

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Bowlin-Li-Myer Trio

December 18, 2013

The Bowlin-Li-Myer Trio (violin, cello, and piano) presented a concert of Piazzolla and Brahms on December 18. Read the review by Chicago Splash, including an interview with the ensemble's cellist. Click here for review.

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Gaudete Brass Quintet

December 11, 2013

The Gaudete Brass Quintet performs on a Myra Hess concert on December 11. Amy Munice of Chicago Splash was there to review the concert and interview Scott Tegge, the ensemble's tuba player. Click here for review.

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Alice Yoo and Adam Golka

October 2, 2013

Cellist Alice Yoo and pianist Adam Golka perform a Myra Hess concert on October 2. They performed works by Debussy, Brown, Fauré, and Beethoven. Read more about the concert and the artists from an interview by Amy Munice of Chicago Splash.Read full review ...

Project Fusion, Saxophone Quartet

September 25, 2013

Winners of the 2013 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Project Fusion, a saxophone quartet perform on a Myra Hess concert on September 29. They performed works by Bozza, Glazunov, and Escaich.Read full review ...

Hye-Jung Hong & Wei-Han Su, Piano Four Hands

August 21, 2013

Hye-Jung Hong and Wei-Han Su performs a concert of intimiate pieces for piano four hands on a Myra Hess concert. Read more about the musicians and a review, written by Amy Munice from Chicago Splash. Click here for the review.

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Francesca Anderegg and Brent Funderburk

May 29, 2013

Violinist Francesca Anderegg and pianist Brent Funderburk, both keen proponents of contemporary music, presented a program of 20th and 21st century music on the Hess concerts on May 29.  Read more about the concert and their views on the music they played.Read full review ...

Yves Dharamraj and Riko Higuma

May 15, 2013

Cellist Yves Dharamraj and pianist Riko Higuma paired up for a Myra Hess concert on May 15 presenting music of Frescobaldi, Barber, Mendelssohn, Hahn, and Shchedrin.  Amy Munice of Chicago Splash was there to listen and talk to the artists.Read full review ...

Lyrebird Ensemble

May 1, 2013

The Lyrebird Ensemble – flutist Ellen Huntington and pianist Lillian Lau – are a locally based duo who appeared on the Myra Hess on May 1.  Read the Chicago Splash review, including words from the harp tuner!Read full review ...

Benjamin Lash and Matthew Hagle

April 13, 2013

Cellist Benjamin Lash and pianist Matthew Hagle performed a program of music by Boccherini, Beethoven, Schumann, and Chopin on the Myra Hess series on April 3.  Find out more about the artists and their performance as reviewed by Amy Munice on Chicago Splash.Read full review ...

Dame Myra Hess Classical Concert Series Celebrates 35th Birthday

September 19, 2012

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in 2012, Chicago Tribune classical music critic, John von Rhein, paid tribute to the series and to the International Music Foundation’s other programs.  Read the full review here.

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