This week’s concert welcomed Brant Taylor, cello, and Kuang-Hao Huang, piano, to Rush Hour for a performance of Frédéric Chopin: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 65. The concert was sponsored in part by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation and broadcast live on the radio and online by 98.7 WFMT.
Brant Taylor, cello (left), rehearses with Kuang-Hao Huang, piano (right), before the concert. Their duet was a stunning example of Chopin’s rarely-heard chamber music.
Allan Drebin of the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation (left) meets with Rush Hour Artistic Director Deborah Sobol (right) at the pre-concert reception. The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation sponsored both this week’s and last week’s concert.
Rush Hour volunteer Max Eisendrath works the Tell-a-Friend table during the pre-concert reception. Picking up brochures and distributing them around town, volunteering, or making a donation are great ways to get involved with Rush Hour beyond weekly concert attendance.
fanfare members connect in the choir loft before the concert. In addition to a full choir loft–reserved for Fanfare, Rush Hour’s associate board of young professionals–the audience spilled into the standing-room area in the back of the cathedral.