Meet the Music Makers: Pacifica Quartet

October 7, 2020

Pacifica Quartet cellist and founding member Brandon Vamos discusses his love for Hyde Park audiences, recounts the quartet's early days as the ensemble-in-residence at the University of Chicago, and a new work written for the quartet by composer David Dzubay.

Archive Stream: Anthony McGill and Anna Polonsky

June 27, 2020

On Friday, June 26, clarinetist Anthony McGill, a native of Chicago's South Side, performed with pianist Anna Polonsky via digital stream from the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York. Watch the archive of the stream here.

Archive stream: Rahim AlHaj, oud

June 6, 2020

Rahim AlHaj, who is widely considered one of the greatest living virtuosos of his ancient instrument, shared a program of music for "Hope and New Beginnings" in a streaming concert on June 5, 2020.

Archive Stream: Paul O'Dette, Lute

May 23, 2020

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!

Meet the Music Makers: Plena Libre

May 8, 2020

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

May 4, 2020

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.

Archived Stream: Marc-André Hamelin, piano

April 15, 2020

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.

Explore "Visions for Frida Kahlo" from your home

April 6, 2020

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.

Meet the Music Makers: Melissa Aldana

April 5, 2020

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.