Chicagoans will soon have the opportunity to enjoy a concert by some of the city's internationally acclaimed soloists. The Lisker Music Foundation (LMF) is kicking off their 2013/14 concert season with some of Bach and Vivaldi's most beloved concertos on October 3 at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston.
The renowned roster of soloists includes violinist and LMF artistic director, David Lisker, a Juilliard graduate and student of Itzhak Perlman; violinist/violist Bella Horvath, who studied viola at the Manhattan School of Music with Pinchas Zuckerman; Lyric Opera of Chicago's (LOC) principal oboist, Judith Kulb; and LOC violinists Eugene Pazin and Heather Wittles. The soloists will be joined by a chamber orchestra featuring members of LOC as well as harpsichordist and Depaul University faculty member Jason Moy.
“I am so honored to have this opportunity to perform with such incredible musicians," said David Lisker, artistic director of LMF. “It is concerts like this that truly reaffirm my passion for music, and remind me why I’ve dedicated so much of my life to it.”
Works on this program include Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor (a familiar piece to any violin student in Suzuki Book 4), Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor, and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major. The concert will also feature one of Vivaldi's most famous compositions, "Summer" from the Four Seasons.
The Lisker Music Foundation is a not-for-profit whose mission is to nourish the heart and soul of the community with music. They provide a platform for up-and-coming artists to perform in venues across Chicago, offering the public musical experiences at the highest and most filling level.
The performance takes place on Thursday, October 3 at 7:30p.m.at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. Tickets cost $30 and may be purchased by calling 847.272.7003 or visiting www.liskermusicfoundation.org.