CHAMBER MUSIC AT BETHANY: Song of SongsName: CHAMBER MUSIC AT BETHANY: Song of SongsDate: January 26, 2020Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CSTEvent Description:
Chamber Music at Bethany, bringing world class chamber music to the north side of Chicago, announces Song of Songs, an afternoon of music featuring music inspired by the eponymous biblical text, considered among the most intimate and sensual poems of all time.
What: We'll be joined by 2019 Grammy Award-winning tenor Karim Sulayman and french horn virtuoso Dan O'Connell, as well as Grammy Award winner Nick Photinos on cello and Yasuko Oura on piano. Includes the lush and rapturous Canticles I and III by Benjamin Britten, as well as works spanning nearly 500 years by Monteverdi, Caccini, Bloch, and Tanaka. Audiences of all ages are welcome.
Chamber Music at Bethany, co-Artistically Directed by pianist Yasuko Oura and cellist Nick Photinos, brings world-class chamber music to Chicago’s north side in an intimate, accessible setting. Nestled in the beautiful Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago, the historic Bethany United Church of Christ offers an ideal setting for musicians and audiences to come together in an acoustically excellent venue. As music director at Bethany, Yasuko saw firsthand the enthusiasm that the local community and congregation shared for high quality classical music. Both Yasuko and Nick also saw the desire of top musicians in Chicago to have an outlet to play chamber music together. These musicians include Grammy-winning artists, members of the Chicago Symphony, and alumni of prestigious schools including the Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Curtis Institute of Music. Chamber Music at Bethany brings them together to offer exceptional live classical music to all.