Don't miss Music Institute piano faculty and special guests performing a mixed program of music for piano duo by Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky, and Allen Shawn. Piano duos include: Elaine Felder and Milana Pavchinskaya; Inah Chiu and Sung Hoon Mo; Katherine Petersen and Soo Young Lee; Louise Chan and Susan Tang; and Xiaomin Liang and Jue He. (Program book >>)
Friday, July 9, 2021: Aebersold and Neiweem Gala Opening Concert
Festival founders Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem celebrate 40 years as a piano duo this season. A lively program includes the world premiere of Cries and Whispers by Robert Chumbley, co-commissioned by the Chicago Duo Piano Festival and the Dranoff Foundation; Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9, arranged by Franz Liszt; and works by Brahms and Ravel.
Thursday, July 8, 2021: Indoor Voices
Fiona Queen, Director of Performance Activities at Nichols Concert Hall sits down to speak with Chicago Duo Piano Festival founders Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem and composer Robert Chumbley in advance of Cries and Whispersworld premiere on Friday, July 9.