november, 2017

22nov12:15 pm- 1:00 pmKate Carter, Violin & Louise Chan, Piano12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural CenterPrograms:Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Kate Carter, Violin
Louise Chan, Piano

Violin Sonata No. 27 in G Major, K. 379 (21’)
I. Adagio – Allegro
II. Theme and Variations: Andantino cantabile
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Road Movies (16’)
I. Relaxed Groove
II. Meditative
III. 40% Swing
John Adams (b. 1947)

Kate Carter is an award-winning violinist from California who adores her adopted hometown of Chicago. An avid chamber musician, she collaborates frequently in recital with pianist Louise Chan, with whom she appeared at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall. She also performs with various ensembles in Chicago including Music of the Baroque, Chicago Philharmonic, Camerata Chicago, and as the Associate Concertmaster of the Elmhurst Symphony, with whom she frequently appears as soloist. She completed a doctorate at Northwestern University, and is on the artist-teaching faculties of the Northwestern Music Academy and Lake Forest College. She performs on a violin built for her by the modern Italian maker, Jamie Lazzara. Kate and Louise look forward to the release of their first recorded album of pieces by American composers, in the spring.

Pianist Louise Chan, a native of Ottawa, Canada, has performed as a solo and chamber musician for audiences across North America, including venues such as Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Weill Hall in New York, and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. She is a past winner of the Canadian Music Competition, and has appeared as a soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Northwestern Summer Orchestra. Her performances have been broadcast live on CBC Radio in Ottawa and WFMT in Chicago. She performs frequently in concert with violinist Kate Carter.

Dr. Chan holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Northwestern University, as well as an Associate diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Her teachers have included Fernando Laires, Alan Chow, John O’Conor, Anne Epperson, and Nicole Presentey. She is on the piano faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University, and is a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s College of Examiners. Her dissertation, A Guide to the Orchestral Piano Repertoire, is an annotated bibliography of orchestral works with keyboard parts; she presented her work on this topic at the MTNA National Convention in New York City. She was formerly the principal pianist for the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and currently performs as a pianist for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.


(Wednesday) 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST


Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center

78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60605

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