This week, Rush Hour presented “SWISS ORIGINALS.” Native Swiss artists Sam Burckhardt, tenor saxophone, and Stephan Grieder, organ, performed a program primarily featuring their original compositions, alternating between solo and duet turns. The performers took full advantage of the acoustics of St. James, utilizing the full range of the organ and performing from varied locations in the Cathedral.

Rush Hour especially thanks the Consulate General of Switzerland in Chicago, the Swiss Benevolent Society of Chicago, and Airway Records for their sponsorship in part of Tuesday’s concert event.

Stephan Grieder, organ, and Sam Burckhardt, tenor saxophone, in rehearsal

Artistic Director Deborah Sobol interviews Stephan Grieder and Sam Burckhardt for a “Rush Hour Conversations” podcast

Artists Sam Burckhardt and Stephan Grieder with Rob Dillon of Third Coast Percussion

Supporters Mary Jo Barton, John and Norma Bramsen, and Chuck Hamilton enjoy the pre-concert reception

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