CSO Chamber Music at the University of Chicago

CSO Chamber Musicians

October 27, 2024 | 3:00PM
Logan Center Performance Hall

Part of the UChicago Presents 2024/25 CSO Chamber Music Series, Full Season, Pick 4, Pick 6, and Pick 8 subscriptions.

Yuan-Qing Yu, violin

Ni Mei, violin

Danny Lai, viola

Katinka Kleijn, cello


Music in Times of Crisis

A quartet of musicians from the iconic Chicago Symphony Orchestra respond to Professor Steven Rings’ prompt to explore “Music in Times of Crisis.” This moving and reflective chamber music program explores Jewish composer Leo Smit’s tragically unfinished String Quartet, Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 – dedicated to “the victims of fascism and the war” – and George Crumb’s unconventional work Black Angels, which evokes the ominous sounds of Vietnam War attack helicopters.