performances, 2013-14

September 27 & 28: Parlour Tapes+ plays music of Jenna Lyle, Mark Applebaum, Ryan Ingebritsen and others on the Chicago Cultural Center’s JuiceBox series.

October 11 & 12:  Performances with James Falzone’s Improvisus Collective on the Chicago Cultural Center’s JuiceBox series.

October 17:  Performance with Fonema Consort on the Latin Music Festival, Fulton Hall, University of Chicago.

November 2, 3, 9, 10:  A new chamber work by James Falzone with the MOMENTA dance company, Oak Park, IL.

November 24:  Chicago Q Ensemble presents THREE-SIDED at Constellation, 8:30pm. Original monologue, video, and string trios  by Andrew Norman, Marcos Balter, and Beethoven.

December 11:  Bruch Pieces for Violin, Viola and Piano. With Aimee Biasiello and Kathy Lee on the Music Institute of Chicago faculty recital series in downtown Evanston.

January 6: Recording Mauricio Pauly’s vs. el monopolio de la memoria with Fonema Consort

January 13 and 26: Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat with International Chamber Artists

February 24-March 3  Wayfinders work-in-progress residency with Holcombe Waller at MCA Chicago (contact me if you’d like to attend the March 3 invitational showing)

March 3 at 8pm  Schumann Piano Quartet with International Chamber Artists, live on WFMT

March 23 at 3pm  Fesca Septet with International Chamber Artists

March 30 at 8:3pm  New work for two violins by Olivia Block and Nomi Epstein, with Marley Haller at Constellation

April 1  Guest lecture for Ryan Muncy‘s Music Entrepreneurship course at Northern Illinois Univeristy

April 6 at 3pm and 8:30pm  Luke Gullickson‘s To Evening Lands at Illinois Wesleyan and Constellation

April 7-12  Wayfinders residency and performances in Seattle

May 16-18  Performances with Camerata Chicago

May 17  Chicago Q Ensemble gives a TED talk! TEDx at Rush University

May 24  Fonema Consort album release show

May 29  Chicago Q Ensemble collaborates with Hauschka at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Part of the City of Chicago’s Loops & Variations series. 7:30pm, FREE.

June 1  Premiere of Chicago Q Ensemble‘s new show, NO EXIT. Music of Mozart and Scelsi, with scenes from the classic Sartre play. 8:30pm. Tickets here.

June 19-30  Performing at the Gesher Chamber Music Festival in St Louis, MO

August 8-15  Performing with Holcombe Waller’s Wayfinders in Portland, OR

performances, 2012-13

September 20-24: Recording sessions for Elk‘s debut EP

October 6: Performance of Together, Briefly with composer George Flynn at the Piano, Katerina’s

October 24: Camerata Chicago small ensemble, private performance

October 29: Chicago Q Ensemble at the Chicago Cultural Center, 12:30pm. Works by Marcos Balter, Borodin, and Shostakovich.

November 9: Performance of George Flynn’s American Howl Quartet with New Music DePaul, 8pm, DePaul Concert Hall

November 16-18 Concerts with Camerata Chicago

November 24-29 Recording sessions with Camerata Chicago and Wendy Warner. Haydn C and D major Cello Concertos.

December 1: Chicago Q Ensemble accompanies the Northwest Choral Society in ‘The Messiah.’

February 13: Chicago Q Ensemble at the Unfamiliar Music Series, the Empty Bottle, 7pm. Works by Jaeger, Greenstein, Beethoven and Shostakovich.

March 2: Elk’s EP release show, Uncommon Ground Devon.

March 16: Performing with Devotchka at Park West. Chamber versions of their “Live with the Colorado Symphony” record.

April 26, 10am: Q and Manual Cinema reunite to reprise FJORDS on the Juicebox Series. Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center.

April 26, 9pm: Elk opens for Grant Wallace Band at Cafe Mustache.

April 27, 11am: Q and Manual Cinema reprise FJORDS on the Juicebox Series. Austin Town Hall.

April 28, 3pm: Q premieres quartets by Seth Boustead and Amos Gillespie. Tiffany Dome, Chicago Cultural Center.

May 3, 10pm: Elk opens for Jared Grabb and The Paver at Uncommon Ground on Clark.

May 5, 7pm: Q in recital at Side Street Studio Arts in Elgin, IL.

May 10, 7pm: Q performs a program of brand-new art song at the Poetry Foundation. With singers Jenna Lyle, Alison Wahl, and Angela Tomasino. Co-presented by Singers on New Ground, the Poetry Foundation, and Memorious.org.

May 18, 7:30pm: Camerata Chicago performs at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, celebrating its 10th anniversary.

May 19, 3pm: Camerata Chicago performs in Northfield, IL.

May 22, 8pm: Shawn Jaeger’s doctoral recital at Northwestern University. Q will perform “Thy Wondering Eyes” and Sara Sitzer and I will perform Shawn’s duo.

May 25, 8pm: Chamber music of Kodaly, Jaeger, and Haydn with flutist Sarah Frisof and cellist Sara Sitzer at the Tavern of Fine Arts in St. Louis, MO.

June 13-24: Acting Principal Second Violin for Camerata Chicago’s tour of Europe. Performances in Czech Republic, France, and Italy.

June 24-31: Songwriting retreat in Bordighera, Italy.

July 1-8: In London for interviews, concert and conversations with friends and collaborators at the Guildhall School Festival of Music and Leadership.

August 12: collision_theory at Constellation with James Falzone and Jenna Lyle.

performances, 2011-12

Saturday, September 10: Chicago Q Ensemble at MIC Highland Park

Friday, October 28 and Sunday, October 30: Chicago Q presents <em>Ambition </em>

November 14: Chicago Q at the Chopin Theater celebrating Seth Boustead

November 26, 27, 28: Concerts with Camerata Chicago

December 9: Clara Schumann trio with Matt Agnew and David Moore at Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Open House

December 11: Chicago Q at the Green Mill, music of Eric Malmquist and Brian Baxter

February 1-6 2012: Acting Principal 2nd violin with Camerata Chicago

February 23-26 2012: Manual Cinema and Chicago Q Ensemble present FJORDS

April 15: Chicago Q Ensemble CD release party: <em>Amy Wurtz String Quartets</em>

June 2: Performing Chen Yi’s <em>As in a Dream </em>with Kyra Saltman and Juliet Petrus on the S O N G concert, 3pm.

June 3: Performing with artist Szu-Han Ho at the Julius Caesar Gallery, 1pm. Mozart’s Mirror Duet and improvisation, performed in a custom-made dual-person garment.

June 24-30: Solo and quartet performances at the Gesher Festival in St. Louis. Shostakovich, Golijov, Paganini.

August 14: Chicago Q Ensemble performance at Winsor Park Manor, 6:30pm. Haydn, Beethoven.

favorite performances, 2010-11

Saturday, December 4 at 8 pm : The Ravenswood Concert Series presents Chicago Q Ensemble

Wednesday, January 5: Guest appearance with the Elan Quartet @ Vittum Theatre

Thursday, January 20 at 7:30pm: Ramifications with Ensemble Dal Niente

Saturday, January 22 at 6:30pm: Chicago Q performs Matthew Pakulski’s Lia at the Rumble Arts Center

Wednesday, January 26 at 6pm: Chicago Q records for Patrick Liddell’s new album

Sunday, April 17 at 3pm: Master’s Recital: works by Mozart, Glazunov, Rachmaninoff, Paganini

Thursday, May 5 at 7:30pm: Chicago Q Ensemble presents Talking Back to Beethoven

May 21 and 22: All-Beethoven Concerts with Camerata Chicago

Thursday July 21: Chicago Q Ensemble with the Worcester Chamber Music Society

Friday July 22: Chicago Q Ensemble in recital – private home, Worcester MA