Bach to the Future – Ji
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Bach to the Future – Ji

Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted young pianist who is clearly going places,” Ji has been praised from a young age for his compelling musical presence and impressive technical command.  Winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Ji made recital debuts at Merkin Concert Hall and the Kennedy Center on the Young Concert Artists Series to rave reviews. 

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BBC’s Great Composers: Bach
Nov
16
2:00 PM14:00

BBC’s Great Composers: Bach

A truly exceptional 1-hour documentary, from 1997 and produced by the BBC, on the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Kenneth Branaugh narrates the program, which is full of great musicians, musicologists and even the theologian Karen Armstrong (since the religious component of Bach’s music is critical). The documentary is compiled from 7 formerly individual YouTube videos.

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Music in Literature – Calidore String Quartet
Oct
29
3:00 PM15:00

Music in Literature – Calidore String Quartet

Music and literature are intertwined in this performance of art inspiring art. Tchaikovsky’s first string quartet reportedly brought the author Leo Tolstoy to tears; while Beethoven’s impassioned middle period writing inspired Tolystoy to pen his novella, “The Kreutzer Sonata.” In turn, Tolstoy’s novella inspired Janacek’s quartet of the same title.

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Music in Literature – Calidore String Quartet
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

Music in Literature – Calidore String Quartet

Music and literature are intertwined in this performance of art inspiring art. Tchaikovsky’s first string quartet reportedly brought the author Leo Tolstoy to tears; while Beethoven’s impassioned middle period writing inspired Tolystoy to pen his novella, “The Kreutzer Sonata.” In turn, Tolstoy’s novella inspired Janacek’s quartet of the same title.

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