Submitted by Rembrandt Chamber Musicians
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians, Chicago’s premier ensemble focused on classical and adventurous new chamber musical works, will kick off its 2022-2023 season live and online at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at PianoForte Chicago, 1335 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.
“Some of our loyal fans mentioned that music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had gone missing from recent seasons, so we’re making amends,” said Artistic Director John Macfarlane.
Long-time Rembrandt ensemble members Carol Cook, Calum Cook and Macfarlane will be joined by guest artists Eoin Andersen, former concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Williamson, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal clarinet; and award-winning pianist Jessica Choe. The program will feature Mozart’s three-movement, 1785 Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478, which is widely credited as having launched the piano quartet genre; the Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581, an audience favorite for its lyricism and crystalline textures; and the somber Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 304, written in Paris in 1778 when Mozart’s mother was on her deathbed.
MOZART: Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 304
MOZART: Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478
MOZART: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
General admission tickets to Rembrandt Chamber Musicians concerts are $43. Full season subscriptions to RCM’s 2021-2022 season begin at $179, a savings of $36 vs. individual ticket prices, with other subscription options beginning at $119. Student tickets are $15 with valid ID.
Tickets may be purchased online or by phone at 872-395-1754.
Subscribers and paid single-ticket holders can access online streamed performances of all Rembrandt’s concerts in the 2021–2022 season. Rembrandt Chamber Musicians will be following Center for Disease Control as well as state and local guidelines.
About the musicians
Founded in 1990, Chicago-based Rembrandt Chamber Musicians perpetuates classical chamber music as an accessible, engaging, and deeply personal living art form by presenting world-class performances of well-known masterworks and hidden gems from the Baroque period to the present; collaborating with guest artists; commissioning composers to create new musical works; and supporting young musicians through an annual high school chamber music competition and educational outreach initiatives.
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians features principal members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago as core members of the ensemble. For more information, visit www.rembrandtchambermusicians.org.