Nichols Concert Hall Series


Chicago Duo Piano Festival 2022
Friday, July 8 at 7:30 pm (free admission)
Gala Opening Concert – Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem
Festival Co-Founders and Music Institute Piano Duo in Residence Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem present a Duo Piano Dialogue, “Johannes Brahms, Clara Schumann, and the story of Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1,” a concert with commentary. The program includes short works by Clara and Robert Schumann and a complete performance of Brahms’ own arrangement for piano, four hands, of his Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor.
Tuesday, July 12 at 7:30 pm (free admission)
Faculty Extravaganza I

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos, K. 448: Andante; Molto Allegro, performed by Elaine Felder and Soo Young Lee

Franz Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor, D. 940, performed by Yumy Lee Kim and Sung Hoon Mo

Ron Surace’s Excerpts from "Pinocchio" Suite for Two Pianos, performed by Ann and Ron Surace 

Emma Lou Diemer’s "Homage to Cowell, Cage, Crumb, and Czerny," performed by Louise Chan and Katherine Petersen


Friday, July 15 at 7:30 pm (free admission)
Faculty Extravaganza II

Franz Schubert’s Rondo in A Major, D. 951, performed by Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem

Nikolai Medtner’s Russian Round Dance and Knight Errant for Two Pianos, performed by Mio Isoda and Matthew Hagle

Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dance No. 1 for Two Pianos, performed by Elaine Felder and Milana Pavchinskaya

Igor Stravinsky’s Danse Infernale from "Firebird" Suite and Prokofiev’s "Classical" Symphony (arr.  Terashima), performed by Xiaomin Liang and Jue He


Saturday, July 16 at 10 am
Master class with Unison Piano Duo
The Unison Piano Duo—Du Huang and Xiao Hu from Luther College in Iowa—conduct a master class.


Sunday, July 17 at 2:00 pm

Chicago Duo Piano Festival Student Recital