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This groupmuse happened on Saturday, September 12, at 6:30 PM CDT.

Sat, September 12, 2020, 6:30 PM CDT

Chicago

This is a virtual groupmuse

An interactive chamber music concert sandwiched between a community videochat and a Q&A with the artists.

Learn about our concert format here


Host

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Guarneri Hall NFP
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In the heart of Chicago — a city possessed of a truly legendary musical culture — a 60-person venue has emerged within the last couple years known as Guarneri Hall. What it lacks in seating-capacity, it makes up for in tech: The acoustically-engineered space is wired with state-of-the-art equipment designed specifically for ultra high-quality livestreams.

What no one could have known only six months ago is how invaluable a resource this space would become in an Age of Pandemic, wherein "seating-capacity” is a concern of the past.

So, for their season opener, they’re leveraging their tech-power to host the launch of the NEXUS 2.5 Virtual Chamber Music Festival as a groupmuse in our Spotlight Series, where we showcase some of the bright lights of the classical music world during COVID.

And for the occasion, Nexus has on deck three of best young string players of the rising generation: Brian Hong on violin; Rannveig Marta Sarc also on violin; and Alexander Hersh on cello.

Their program is a mix of the ancient — Viotti and Corelli — and the new — Augusta Read Thomas and Texu Kim, with Zoltan Kodaly’s electrifying late-romantic ethno-folkish masterpiece, the Op. 7 Duo for Violin and Cello as the grand finale.

As ever, we’ll have a pre-concert Zoom chat to arrive together in a listening and connective space, and an after-concert Q&A with the artists before we break for the night.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Music

Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824)
String Trio W 3.19 (Op. 19 No. 1)
I. Allegro Vivace
II. Andante con Variazioni
III. Allegretto piu tosto vivo
Brian Hong, Rannveig Marta Sarc, violins; Alexander Hersh, cello

Texu Kim (b. 1980)
Homage to Anonymous Ancient Fiddlers
Rannveig Marta Sarc and Brian Hong, violins

Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964)
Silent Moon (2006)
Rannveig Marta Sarc, violin; Alexander Hersh, cello

Intermission

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Sonata de Chiesa (Church Sonata) in B minor, Op. 3 No. 4
I. Largo
II. Vivace
III. Adagio
IV. Presto

Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
I. Allegro serioso, non troppo
II. Adagio - Andante
III. Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento - Presto
Brian Hong, violin; Alexander Hersh, cello


Attendees

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Grant Barnes

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Carol Henri

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Mini Liu

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Patricia Lee

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Emily Costa

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Sharon Lee Ryder

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Regina Compton

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Laurilyn Jones

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Marvin Salles

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Sheri Richardson

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Linda gottesman

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Rosemary Hoffmann

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Solomon Rakhman

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Mark Aikele

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Anne Brennan

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PHILIP FRIEDEL

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Cheryl Cohen

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Katherine Elena

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Edward Boesel

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Kathy Rundell

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Leigh Marriner and Bud Ratts

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Debra Zanewich

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Cynthia Lyons Weichelt

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Marcia Settel

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Christine Stufflebeam

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Yumi Nagasawa

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Henna Lee

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Joy Getzenberg

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Dinah Bodkin

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Max Tan

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Eric Handley

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Phil Saines

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Monika Pauli

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Anastasia A.

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Francine schwartz

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Judith Chasin

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Dwight Bell

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Alan Levin

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Patricia Gilbert

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Jacob Picheny

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Marty Brounstein

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Katherine Hardie

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Henry Mei

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Lindy Barocchi

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Nancy Jacobsen

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Heather

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Helaine Ciporen

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Nora Williams

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William Hong

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Svava Bernhardsdottir

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Mark Oliver

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Ann Darnton

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Andrea Dow

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Lori Kaplan

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Ragna Boynton

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Chloe Wood

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Paul Cohen

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Joan Levers

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Ermanno Novali

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De'Siree Nicole Reeves

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Kyong-Mi

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Bill Hollman

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Mark Woodcock

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Clayton Penrose-Whitmore

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Bill Moulder

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Agnes Otworowski

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Zachary Bowers

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Lisa Eltinge

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Aude CASTAGNA

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Texu Kim

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Catherine Cho

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Don Celli

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Leslie Hsu and Richard Lenon

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Elaine Bernstein

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Eliezer Richmond

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Phyllis Ladd

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Allan Rodgers

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David & Sally Jenkins

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Marie Sovey

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Michael Henoch

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Gary Hendrickson

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Judy Hellam

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Eun-Mee Hong

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Lisa

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Carolyn Harder

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Thomas Lawrence

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Mary Grittani

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June Huang

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Cathy

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David fitch


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