Free Music: Classical Mondays

Monday May 4, 2009 – 12:15 pm — Take a long lunch break and join Classical Mondays at the Chicago Cultural Center for an free afternoon concert of classical music as violinist Jasmine Lin and cellist Jacob Braun perform Homage II for violin and cello as well as Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello.

The LunchBreak Series at the Chicago Cultural Center offers free music at lunchtime that encompasses a wide array of musical genres. From classical to jazz, blues to gospel, folk to pop and cabaret to world music, the LunchBreak series offers free, innovative music each day of the week that is guaranteed to suit all musical tastes, and today we feature the free classical, chamber music and opera concerts on Classical Mondays

classicalmondaysChicago native Jasmine Lin began violin studies at age four. Since then she has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Brazil, Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, and in recital in Chicago, New York, Nova Scotia, Rio de Janeiro, and Montevideo.

Jacob Braun
has enjoyed performing on many of the world’s finest stages on four continents. In 2006 Jacob completed his Artist Diploma Degree from the Yale School of Music. He has been a member of the Biava Quartet which captured a top prize at the 2005 Premio Paolo Borciani and won the 2003 Walter M. Naumburg Chamber Music Award.
LunchBreak’s Classical Mondays offer classical, chamber music and opera concerts.

Dates:
May 4, 2009
Hours:
12:15 pm
Location:
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., Preston Bradley Hall
Chicago, IL 60602
Admission: FREE


Other Dates:

April 27
Award Winners in Recital: Maia Surace, soprano
Sponsored by the Musicians Club of Women of Chicago.

May 4
Chicago Chamber Musicians
Violinist Jasmine Lin and cellist Katinka Kleijn perform duos by Ravel, Hermentin-Karastoyanova and Haydn.

May 11
Chicago Opera Theater Young Artists
John Chest, baritone, and Rabihah Davis, soprano, talented young members of Chicago Opera Theater’s professional development program, are joined by Chicago pianist Scott Gilmore.

May 18
Award Winners in Recital: Luisa Lee, Violin, and Shirley Trissel, Piano
This program includes sonatas by Bach and Brahms and Sarasates “Gypsy Airs.” Sponsored by the Musicians Club of Women of Chicago.

May 25
The Chicago Cultural Center will be closed in honor of Memorial Day

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