Recitals & Visiting Artists

Ilya Kaler, violin and James Giles, piano

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00pm

Galvin Recital Hall

Pianist James Giles regularly performs in the world’s major musical centers, including France’s Nancy Music Festival, Italy’s Accademia Cristofori, Spain’s Gijon Piano Festival, and the Beijing International Music Festival. Each summer he directs Italy’s Amalfi Coast Music Festival. Giles has commissioned and premiered works by William Bolcom, Stephen Hough, Lowell Liebermann, and Ned Rorem, among others. Violinist Ilya Kaler is a Gold Medal winner of Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Competition, Helsinki’s Sibelius Competition, and Genoa’s Paganini Competition. He has appeared as soloist with the Leningrad, Moscow, and Dresden Philharmonic Orchestras, the Montreal Symphony, and the Danish and Berlin Radio Orchestras and performs worldwide as a member of the Tempest Trio with cellist Amit Peled and pianist Alon Goldstein. 

Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Major 
Ernst von Dohnányi, Violin Sonata in C-sharp Minor 
Sergei Prokofiev, Five Melodies 
Karol Szymanowski, Romance in D Major 
Fritz Kreisler, Berceuse romantique, La Gitana, and Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta  

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.