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The Donna Herula Trio w/ Shari Kane and Dave Steele

Donna Herula is a blues singer, songwriter, resonator slide guitarist, and Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee. Playing a variety of blues styles, her songwriting tips the hat to the tradition while creating a fresh, contemporary perspective on blues and roots music. Donna won “Best Traditional Blues Artist” and her album, “Bang at the Door” […]

VAE Potpourri

Our final concert of our 30th anniversary season teases and reprises, as we bring back audience favorites and look ahead to repertoire we will be singing next season. Motets, madrigals, Romantic partsongs mix with contemporary arrangements of jazz and pop standards in a concert that includes a set devoted to the theme of Comings and […]

CLOSING NIGHT: Emerson String Quartet: Final Farewell

Sponsored by Linda & Maurice Binkow ARTISTS Emerson String Quartet PROGRAM RAVEL | String Quartet in F major WEBERN | Six Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9 BARTÓK | String Quartet No. 2, BB 75, Op. 17, Sz. 67 -INTERMISSION- KIRKLAND SNIDER | Drink the Wild Ayre (2023) SHOSTAKOVICH | String Quartet No. 12 in […]

Sounds of Spring

ARTISTS Ying Li, piano* Shai Wosner, piano Robyn Bollinger, violin Njioma Grevious, violin** James Kang, viola** Brian Gladlow, cello** *Member of AYA Piano Trio **Member of Abeo Quartet PROGRAM SCHUBERT | Rondo in A major, Op. 107, D. 951 BEETHOVEN | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 “Spring” -INTERMISSION- […]

Audio/Visual with Alvin Waddles

Sponsored by Bridget & Michael Morin ARTISTS Alvin Waddles, piano Imagination amplifies across artistic boundaries. Detroit legend Alvin Waddles shines his incredible light onto interesting turning points in the works of composers ranging from Scriabin and Stravinsky to Fats Waller.

Musical Chairs with Philip Setzer

Sponsored by Isabel & Lawrence Smith ARTISTS Philip Setzer, Shouse Institute Director/violin Abeo Quartet, Sphinx Apprentice Ensemble AYA Piano Trio, Shouse ensemble Hesper Quartet, Shouse ensemble Pelia String Quartet, Shouse ensemble Shouse Institute musicians mix and match as they take turns performing in a rotating ensemble under the direction of Shouse Institute Director Philip Setzer.

Emerson String Quartet: Romantic Visions

Sponsored by Josette Silver ARTISTS Shai Wosner, piano Emerson String Quartet PROGRAM MENDELSSOHN | String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 12 BRAHMS | String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat major, Op. 67 -INTERMISSION- DVOŘÁK | Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81, B. 155 Emerson String Quartet Performance Sponsors Mendelssohn Quartet […]

Shouse: Beethoven & Babajanian

ARTISTS AYA Piano Trio, Shouse ensemble Pelia String Quartet, Shouse ensemble PROGRAM BABAJANIAN | Piano Trio in F-sharp minor BEETHOVEN | String Quartet No. 10, Op. 74 “Harp”

Beyond the Notes: Music Meets Mindfulness

ARTISTS Hesper Quartet, Shouse ensemble Enjoy a 60-minute yoga class for everybody with yoga maestra Gail Mondry, accompanied by the Hesper Quartet.

Tasting Notes: Ciaccona n Cheese

Sponsored by Joy & Allan Nachman and Linda Goodman in memory of Dolores Curiel ARTISTS Robyn Bollinger, violin PROGRAM ARR. BOLLINGER | Ciaccona: The Bass of Time