On Friday, May 22, Paul O'Dette, the "Dean" of American lutenists, joined UChicago Presents and our partners at Chamber Music Society of Detroit, Academy of Early Music, and WFMT for a livestream performance of Elizabethan ballads and Scottish tunes. Watch the archive of the stream here!
UChicago Presents' Landon Hegedus sat down with Plena Libre during the first week of its residency at the University of Chicago to talk the history of plena and bomba, the band's affection for Chicago, and what the Don Michael Randel residency means to ensemble.
Jon Kimura Parker of the Montrose Trio shares Beethoven's Archduke and Schubert's Piano Trio in B-flat major
The Montrose Trio, comprising former Tokyo String Quartet members Martin Beaver and Clive Greensmith and their longtime piano collaborator Jon Kimura Parker, quickly became an audience favorite following its UChicago Presents debut in the spring of 2018. Though we now have to wait awhile longer to welcome the Trio back to Mandel Hall, the group continues to bring us great chamber music with this video message from Jon Kimura Parker.
Aaron Diehl, "a rising star of jazz piano," (New York Daily News) performs a streaming concert of ragtime music by James P. Johnson, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Willie "The Lion" Smith, and more.
Explore the history of Harlem Rent Parties, stride and ragtime piano, and the Harlem Renaissance, and tune in to hear a streaming concert with Aaron Diehl on May 1 at 7 pm CDT.
Anne Azéma, Artistic Director of The Boston Camerata, discusses the provenance and inspiration for The Night's Tale in an exclusive video interview with UChicago Presents.
Explore the history of courtly love during the Middle Ages with exclusive video clips from The Night's Tale and an interview with Artistic Director Anne Azéma. Plus, view the original manuscript for Le Tournoi de Chauvency and more.
Marc-André Hamelin, “A performer of near-superhuman technical prowess” (The New York Times), live-streams a marvelously eclectic program from his home near Boston, Massachusetts.
The Boston Camerata provides a sneak peek at it's semi-staged dramatic telling of an eight-centuries old epic poem, pulling back the curtain on love and courtship in Medieval France.
Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana and her band mates Sam Harris, Joel Ross, and Kush Abadey join UChicago Presents' Landon Hegedus for a live-stream Q&A on Aldana's most recent suite, Visions for Frida Kahlo.
Explore Melissa Aldana's suite inspired by the famous Mexican artist through her recording of the piece, an exclusive interview with UChicago Presents, and a digital gallery exploring Frida Kahlo's life and work.
Chilean saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana talks with UChicago Presents about the origins of and inspiration for her newest suite titled Visions for Frida Kahlo.
Third Coast Percussion performs music written for them by some of their favorite composers, including University of Chicago alumnus Philip Glass. The concert also features an exclusive video interview with Glass as well as a live Q&A.
Soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon, violinist Robyn Bollinger, and flutist Francesco Camuglia sit down with UChicago Presents to discuss their experience performing with Musicians from Marlboro.
Balalaika quartet Russian Renaissance in Grand Prize-winning performance at the 2017 M-Prize Competition