UIC presents free ‘Tuesdays-at-One’ concerts live and on WFMT
The University of Illinois at Chicago invites the public to enjoy free professional lunchtime performances by visiting artists at the UIC School of Theatre & Music. Classical concerts can be heard live on WFMT 98.7, Chicago’s fine arts station.
All concerts take place from 1 to 1:50 p.m. in Recital Hall L060 on the lower level of UIC’s Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Bldg., 1040 W. Harrison St.
Sept. 10: Dee Alexander
National Public Radio described Alexander as “powerful and versatile.” She sings jazz from sultry ballads to contemporary funk grooves, high-flying swing and romping scat solos. She will be joined by pianist Miguel de la Cerna, Harrison Bankhead on bass and UIC faculty member Ernie Adams on drums.
Sept. 17: Gaudete Brass Quintet*
Gaudete Brass Quintet presents powerful brass chamber music in venues from New York’s Symphony Space to Chicago’s Millennium Park. In this performance, they will juxtapose arrangements of Renaissance works with contemporary compositions.
Sept. 24: David Schrader*
Equally adept on harpsichord, organ, piano, or fortepiano, David Schrader presents “an imaginative, fascinating musicality “ (Norman Pelligrini, WFMT). In this solo harpsichord recital, he will mix works by Baroque masters Scarlatti and Bach with those of lesser-known contemporaries Sweelinck, Correa de Arauxo and d’Anglebert.
Oct. 1: Intersection: Jazz Meets Classical Song
Soprano Patrice Michaels, a Cedille recording artist, is distinguished by her eclectic musical personality. She is “a formidable interpretative talent” (The New Yorker), with “a voice that is light, rich and flexible” (Opera News). This lyrical program featuring one of Chicago’s leading collaborative pianists, Dana Brown, presents a broad picture of art song in America.
Oct. 8: Eduardo Fernández* **
One of the leading figures of the classical guitar world, Uruguayan Eduardo Fernández launched his international career more than 30 years ago with an acclaimed New York debut and a Wigmore Hall (London) recital that led to an exclusive recording contract with Decca. He has since appeared throughout the U.S., Europe, Latin America, the Far East, South Africa and Australia, receiving rave reviews.
Oct. 15: Third Coast Percussion Ensemble*
Hailed by The New Yorker as “vibrant” and “superb,” Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire.
Oct. 22: UIC Jazz Ensemble
The UIC Jazz Ensemble’s most recent recording was praised for its “great sense of swing and ensemble blend,” “lyricism,” and “terrific solos” (Chicago Jazz Magazine). Their recent appearances have included the Jazz Showcase, the Hyde Park Jazz Society and the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival.
Oct. 29: Joseph Genualdi*
Violinist Joseph Genualdi is celebrated for his work with some of the most prestigious chamber music organizations. With pianist Beatriz Helguera, he will perform a program featuring music from Mexico and Spain.
Nov. 5: Cheryl Wilson Trio, featuring Zvonimir Tot and Larry Gray
Prolific songstress and international recording artist Cheryl Wilson will be joined by UIC faculty jazz guitarist, composer and arranger Zvonimir Tot, and one of jazz’s finest double bassists, Larry Gray.
Nov. 12: UIC Jazz Combos
Musicians in UIC’s jazz program study intensively with leading Chicago jazz artists and perform with equal intensity.
Nov. 19: Guitar Duo Moderno* **
Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso steeped in classical and jazz traditions, with a unique command of the guitar and varying musical styles that inspire his fearless innovation. He partners with guitarist Paul Moeller on this program of duets.
Nov. 26: LP Duo*
LP Duo has won more than 30 international awards and was acclaimed as one of the top 10 duos at one of the world’s largest competitions in 2008, the Dranoff Miami Two Pianos Competition. Sonja Loncar and Andrija Pavlovic have performed in prestigious concert halls across Europe. Their program features the contemporary repertoire for which they are well known.
Dec. 3: UIC Chamber Music
Our fall series closes with solo and chamber works presented by music majors from the UIC School of Theatre & Music.
*performance will be broadcast live on WFMT 98.7.
**performance is part of “Art of the Guitar” at UIC, a series of concerts and events throughout 2013-14 celebrating the many sides of this versatile instrument.
Tuesdays at One performers include (L-R) Fareed Haque with Guitar Duo Moderno, LP Duo, Third Coast Percussion Ensemble and Eduardo Fernandez (click on individual images for larger file size)