This week’s concert featured Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47, performed by Trio Voce with Yukiko Ogura. The concert was sponsored in part by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation and was once again broadcast live by 98.7 WFMT on the radio and online.

(Pictured from left to right) Jasmine Lin, violin; Patricia Tao, piano; Marina Hoover, cello and Yukiko Ogura, viola during rehearsal. The exquisite third movement of Schummann’s quartet was described by Rush Hour Artistic Director Deborah Sobol as “one of the top ten third movements ever written.”

On a beautiful Chicago evening, eager concertgoers enter St. James Cathedral as the doors open. The line for this week’s concert stretched around the corner from Wabash to Huron!

Concertgoers sampled fresh fruit, brownies and crackers with goat cheese, as well as selections of tea and wine at the pre-concert reception. Refreshments at this week’s reception were provided by Trader Joe’s and Argo Tea.

Rush Hour supporters Susan Manilow (left), Chase Levy (center right) and Lewis Manilow (right) connect with Rush Hour artistic director Deborah Sobol (center left) at the pre-concert reception. Check out our website to learn more about the numerous ways to get involved with Rush Hour – through volunteering, making a donation, or joining Fanfare, Rush Hour’s associate board for young professionals.

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