This week, Rush Hour was delighted to welcome Yang Wei, pipa, Brant Taylor, cello, and Artistic Director Deborah Sobol, piano, for their cross-cultural exploration of the works of European and Chinese composers. This “outside the box” program featured unique instrumentation in works of Bach, Beethoven, and Dvorak, as well as 2 pieces from or inspired by the Eastern tradition.
Audience members extended their experience of Chinese culture in the pre-concert reception with delicious egg-custard buns from Chiu Quon Bakery located at 1127 W. Argyle Street in Chicago.
We would like to thank the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago for their partial sponsorship of Tuesday’s performance.
Consul Xinjie Li, Yang Wei, Executive Director Megan Balderston, Artistic Director Deborah Sobol, Consul Zongguang Guo, and Consul Haiquan Yang
Yang Wei, Brant Taylor, and Deborah Sobol in rehearsal
Artistic Director Deborah Sobol smiles with Advisory Committee member Margaret Bergan Davis and Drew Davis after the concert