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An Evening of Viola Music

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

Helen Callus, Li-Kuo Chang, and Anthony Devroye, viola; Cornelius Chiu and Jasmine Lin, violin; Sihao He, cello; Andrew Raciti, bass; Taimur Sullivan, saxophone; José Ramón Méndez, piano; Stephen Alltop, harpsichord

Hailed by American Record Guide as “one of the world’s great violists,” Helen Callus is sought after as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist. She has performed with the Tokyo and Juilliard String Quartets, the BBC Concert Orchestra, and other world-class ensembles, delighting audiences in Russia, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada as well as across the United States. Professor of viola at the Bienen School and an award-winning and critically acclaimed recording artist, she has given over 100 master classes at many of the world’s leading music schools and was the first female president of the American Viola Society. Joining Callus are Avalon String Quartet violist Anthony Devroye; Bienen School faculty colleagues Taimur Sullivan, Stephen Alltop, and Andrew Raciti as well as José Ramón Méndez, the school’s new associate professor of piano; Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist Cornelius Chiu and violist Li-Kuo Chang; Formosa String Quartet violinist Jasmine Lin; and doctoral cello student Sihao He.

J. S. Bach, Sonata for Viola da Gamba No. 2 in D Major
Jean-Marie LeClair, Sonata for Two Violas
Charles Martin Loeffler, “The Bagpipe” from Two Rhapsodies
Johannes Brahms, String Sextet No. 2 in G Major

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.