Robert Chen, violin and Matthew Hagle, piano
General Admission: $25 pre-sale | $30 at the door
VIP: $50, includes early access seating and opening post-concert reception with the artists
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Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op.12, No. 3
Fauré: Sonata No.1 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 13
Kreisler pieces (TBD)
Schubert: Rondo in B minor for violin and piano, D. 895
To open its 2019–2020 season of performances at Nichols Concert Hall, the Music Institute of Chicago celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a concert featuring Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) concertmaster Robert Chen and Music Institute piano faculty Matthew Hagle.
Chen, a native of Taiwan, has served as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster since 1999 performing as a featured soloist with Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, and others. In addition to his work with orchestras, he is an avid chamber musician and has performed with artists including Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, and Yo-Yo Ma. A frequent participant at numerous festivals, he also has toured extensively with Musicians from Marlboro and is a founding member of the Johannes Quartet.
Chicago-area native Hagle, an active chamber musician and collaborator, has performed in concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Avalon Quartet, and Quintet Attacca. He is the principal recital partner of violinist Rachel Barton Pine, with whom he released two acclaimed albums on the Cedille label. Recently Hagle completed a series of live radio recitals with WFMT featuring the 32 Beethoven Sonatas. He has also served as a faculty member at the Music Institute since 1998 and teaches piano and composition. A Fulbright Scholar and graduate of Peabody Conservatory and Yale School of Music (where he received his DMA), he is also a Music Institute alumnus.