The Chicago Ensemble

2015-2016 SEASON

 

Five Sundays in Hyde Park
Five Tuesdays in the Gold Coast

 

Join The Chicago Ensemble for its 39th season of eclectic classical chamber music performances, featuring Gerald Rizzer, artistic director/piano, and leading Chicago artists. Every concert offers a wide-ranging program of beloved masterworks, rarely heard gems and contemporary works by composers around the world. Enjoy an intimate setting, complimentary reception and informal spoken program notes that provide the perfect chamber music experience.

 

Not sure of your schedule? Tickets are good for any concert, whenever and wherever you want to experience The Chicago Ensemble.

PROGRAM I: soprano, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

 

Tuesday, October 27 – 7:30pm Fourth Presbyterian Church
Sunday, November 1
-  3pm International House

 

Ingolf Dahl

Concerto a Tre (1947)

For clarinet, violin, and cello

 

Michael-Thomas Foumai

Songs of the Kisaeng (2010)

For soprano, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano
Winner: Discover America VIII competition

 

Giocomo Meyerbeer

Hirtenlied

For soprano, clarinet, and piano

 

Robert Muczynski

Fantasy Trio, op. 26 (1969)

For clarinet, cello, and piano

 

Frank Bridge

Phantasie Trio in C Minor (1907)

For violin, cello and piano

 

Michelle Areyzaga, soprano
Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet
Renée-Paule Gauthier, violin
Steven Sigurdson, cello
Gerald Rizzer, piano

 

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PROGRAM II: baritone, violin, viola, cello, and piano

 

Tuesday, February 2– 7:30pm Fourth Presbyterian Church>

Sunday, February 7 -  3:00pm International House

 

Bohuslav Martinů

Piano Quintet No. 2, H. 298 (1944)

For string quartet and piano

 

Gabriel Fauré

Song Cycle: La Bonne Chanson

For baritone, string quartet and piano

 

Ludwig Thuille

Piano Quintet in Eb Major, op. 20

For string quartet and piano

 

 

Ryan Cox, baritone
Stephen Boe, violin
Renée-Paule Gauthier, violin
Paul Vanderwerf, viola
Andrew Snow, cello
Gerald Rizzer, piano

 

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PROGRAM III: violin, cello, and piano

 

Tuesday, March 1– 7:30pm Fourth Presbyterian Church

Sunday, March 6 -  3pm International House

 

Francis Poulenc

Sonata (1948)

For cello and piano

 

César Franck

Sonata in A Major

For violin and piano

 

Maurice Ravel

Trio in A Minor (1914)

For violin, cello and piano

 

 

Olga Kaler, violin
Andrew Snow, cello
Gerald Rizzer, piano

 

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PROGRAM IV: oboe, violin, viola, cello, and piano

 

Tuesday, April 12– 7:30pm Fourth Presbyterian Church

Sunday, April 17 -  3:00pm International House

 

J. S. Bach

Contrapunctus I

From Art of the Fugue

For oboe, violin, viola, and cello

Benjamin Britten

Phantasy Quartet, op. 2 (1932)

For oboe, violin, viola and piano

 

Jonathan Russell

Piano Trio (2012)

For violin, cello and piano

Winner: Discover America VIII competition

 

Roger Zare

Irlandzki Polonez (2012)

For oboe, violin, cello and piano

Winner: Discover America VIII competition

Gabriel Fauré

Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, op.45

For violin, viola, cello and piano
           

Ricardo Castañeda, oboe
Mathias Tacke, violin
Rose Armbrust Griffin, viola
Andrew Snow, cello
Gerald Rizzer, piano

 

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PROGRAM V: mezzo-soprano, flute, cello, and piano

 

Sunday, May 22 -  3pm International House

Tuesday, May 24– 7:30pm Fourth Presbyterian Church

 

F. J. Haydn

Trio in F Major, Hob. XV:6

For flute, cello and piano

 

Gabriel Pierné

Sonata da Camera, op. 48 (1926)

For flute, cello and piano

 

Maurice Ravel

Chansons Madécasses (1926)

For mezzo-soprano, flute, cello and piano

 

Patrick Castillo

Incident (2010) For cello and piano

Winner: Discover America VIII competition

 

Jesus Guridi

Seis Canciones Castellanas (1941)

For mezzo-soprano and piano

 

Ned Rorem

Trio (1960)

For flute, cello and piano

 

 

Stacy Eckert, mezzo-soprano
Susan Levitin, flute
Steven Sigurdson, cello
Gerald Rizzer, piano

 

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Venues

All venues are handicap-accessible.

International House
at the University of Chicago
1414 E. 59th Street, Chicago (between Dorchester and Blackstone)

Free parking is available on the streets surrounding the facility.
Metra Electric Line: One block west of the 59th Street stop.
CTA bus: Take either the #6 Jackson Park Express or #28 Stony Island Express from downtown State Street to 59th Street, then walk two blocks west.

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Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut Street (at Michigan Avenue), in the modern building

Parking is available at 900 N. Michigan Avenue (entrances on Rush Street and Delaware), $6/three hours with ticket validation at church reception.
CTA: Take the “El” Red Line to Chicago Avenue, then walk three blocks east/two blocks north, or take bus #10, #143, #144, #145, #146, #147 or #151.

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