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Gallery Chamber Series:

David Schrader, Keyboards January 22, 2012
Quintet Attacca February 12, 2012
Arianna String Quartet March 4,2012

$42 for three concerts, $17 for single tickets
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All Chamber Series concerts begin at 2:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Art Gallery

David Schrader (January 22, 2012)

Equally at home in front of a harpsichord, organ, piano, or fortepiano, David Schrader is "truly an extraordinary musician ... (who) brings not only the unfailing right technical approach to each of these different instruments, but always an imaginative, fascinating musicality to all of them" (Norman Pelligrini, WFMT, Chicago). A performer of wide ranging interests and accomplishments, Mr. Schrader has performed at the American Guild of Organists’ national convention on four occasions performing as a featured artist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Schrader has appeared as a soloist on organ and on harpsichord with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra having performed under the direction of Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, and Pierre Boulez. He has also appeared with the and Chicago's Grant Park Symphony under Carlos Kalmar, and with many other orchestras throughout the United States and Canada.

In addition, Mr. Schrader has appeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as the repetiteur and principal harpsichordist in Chicago Opera Theater’s highly acclaimed production of "Orfeo" under Jane Glover. He was the featured performer at the prestigious Irving Gilmore Keyboard Festival, performing concerts on organ, harpsichord and clavichord. And, Mr. Schrader appeared as a soloist at the Ravina Festival under the direction of Nicholas McGegan performing all six of the Bach Brandenberg Concertos. (Bio courtesy of davidschrader.com)

Quintet Attacca (February 12, 2012)

Founded in 1999, Quintet Attacca is one of Chicago's most dynamic chamber music ensembles. Grand Prize Winner of the 2002 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the quintet has spent the past three years in residence with the Chicago Chamber Musicians' Professional Development Program. Quintet Attacca is also proud to be in residence at the Music Institute of Chicago and Lake Forest College.

Quintet Attacca is one of only two wind quintets in the 35-year history of the Fischoff Competition to have received the Grand Prize. In that same year, the quintet was invited to be a finalist for Chamber Music Society Two at Lincoln Center. Quintet Attacca has reached audiences from Italy (at the 2003 Emilia Romagne Festival) to New York (at the Schneider Concerts Series at the New School) to concert halls all over Chicagoland. Recent performances have included the "First Monday Series" at the Chicago Cultural Center, Northeastern Illinois University's Jewel Box Series, and a week-long educational residency with the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in South Bend. In January of 2008, Quintet Attacca collaborated with the Chicago Chamber Musicians to adapt and perform their popular "Quintet Idol!" show on the CCM Family Series at Navy Pier. Members include Jennifer Clippert, flute; Erica Anderson, oboe; Barbara Drapcho, clarinet; Collin Anderson, bassoon; and Jeremiah Frederick, horn.

Arianna String Quartet (March 4, 2012)

“Quartet playing does not get much better than this.” – Chicago Tribune

Continuing our long standing relationship with the Arianna String Quartet, we are pleased to again have them close out the Gallery Chamber Series for 2012. Fermilab audiences have watched the ascent of this impeccable ensemble, from their debut at the Fischoff Competition while still a quartet-in-residence at Northern Illinois University, studying with the Vermeer Quartet, through numerous awards and prestigious performances. Stops along the way include Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, The Dame Myra Hess Series, NPR’s Performance Today, tours of Japan, South America, and Europe.

The Arianna String Quartet has recorded for Albany Records and Urtext Digital Classics, and recently signed a long-term contract with Centaur Records for recordings of the complete quartets of Beethoven, Bartók, Janácek and the Mozart "Haydn" Quartets. The first of these discs, the quartets of Janacek, will be released in the fall of 2010, with recordings of Beethoven’s Op.18 quartets to follow this year. Based in St. Louis since 2000, the Arianna String Quartet serves as associate professors of their respective instruments, and quartet-in-residence at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.


A Poem about the Gallery Chamber Series


Quintet at Fermilab

Four ladies in the Lexus
Gliding down the road
Looking out at Fermi Fields
Covered up with snow

Like butter cream frosting
Upon an endless cake
Pat comments at the crossing
Of the cold and frozen lake

The buffalo are huddling
Against the sheltered barn
The chamber music’s waiting
On the far side of the farm

Flutes, bassoons, and oboes,
Clarinets, French horns
Another lovely afternoon
Of tundra winter warmed

Besty Jenkins, written 2/18/07

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