Rush Hour has become known for its partnerships with Chicago Consulates General and associated cultural institutions as we highlight culture and cuisine from around the world throughout each summer season.  Here are 3 event recommendations with the same global inspiration in mind:

Carlos Prieto

Tuesday, November 16
6:00 p.m.
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

Free admission: seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

As part of the commemoration of Mexico 2010, Mexican-born and world-renowned cellist Carlos Prieto will discuss and sign copies of his book, The Adventures of a Cello. His book traces the history of his instrument, dubbed ‘Cello Prieto,’ from its creation in 1720 through each of its previous owners, including Antonio Stradivari. He will also share stories from his collaborations with friends including Igor Stravinsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Pablo Casals and Mstislav Rostropovich. And, as a rare treat, Mr. Prieto will perform a recital of solo cello works by Bach.

University of Chicago Presents

Friday, November 19
7:30 p.m.
Mandel Hall

For ticket information, call 773-702-8069

Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski, a student of Russian legends Ludmilla and Boris Romanov, will make his Chicago chamber music debut violinist Gjorgji Dimchevski and Rush Hour and CSO cellist Kenneth Olsen. This program, part of the 16-month long Soviet Arts Experience, will feature Shostakovich’s Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 67.

PianoForte Salon Series

Sunday, December 5
3:00 p.m.
Chicago Fine Arts Building
$20 general admission tickets

My colleague Winston Choi will perform with his wife, violinist MingHuan Xu, in a program of Schumann, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Kirsten Broberg, and André Boucourechliev at PianoForte’s intimate venue in the historic Fine Arts Building.

-Deborah Sobol
Artistic Director

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