Recitals & Lectures

An Evening of French Music

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 7:30pm CST

Galvin Recital Hall

Desirée Ruhstrat, violin; Aurélien Fort Pederzoli, viola; David Cunliffe, cello; Henry Kramer, piano

Bienen faculty violinist Desirée Ruhstrat and special guests present a program highlighting French favorites. Desirée Ruhstrat has appeared as soloist with the Berlin Radio Symphony, Radio Suisse Romande, Gottingen Symphony, Chicago Civic Orchestra, and National Repertory Orchestra, among others. She has made multiple recordings on the Cedille Records label as a member of the Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio. Also a member of the Black Oak Ensemble, she is joined by her ensemble colleagues Aurélien Fort Pederzoli and David Cunliffe, as well as pianist Henry Kramer. Kramer is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a top prizewinner in Belgium’s Queen Elisabeth Competition.

Henri Tomasi, String Trio
Maurice Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte
Han Lash, Caspar PM
Maurice Ravel, Ondine from Gaspard de la nuit
Maurice Ravel, Toccata from Le tombeau de Couperin
Gabriel Fauré, Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45

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Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.