10/19/08 – Kotlyar-Shifrin Piano Duo (View) The Kotlyar – Shifrin Piano Duo. Duo pianists Irina Kotlyar and Gregory Shifrin in Dances around the World “including music by Brahms, Debussy, Stravinsky, Dvorak and Liszt.”
10/26/08 – The Ondas Ensemble (View) The Ondas Ensemble with Chicago Latino composer Elbio Barilari. The Ondas Ensemble is Julie Koidin, flute; Wagner Campos, clarinet; Victoria Moreira, violin and Rick Ferguson, piano. They will perform music by Piazzolla, Revueltas, Guastavino, Paquito D’Rivera, Ginastera, and others.
11/09/08 – International Chamber Artists (View) International Chamber Artists. This young Chicago group will perform Korngold’s little-known Piano Trio, opus 1 and the Copland trio known as Vitebsk. The performers are: Patrick Godon, piano, Elizabeth Choi, violin and Jocelyn Butler, cello.
11/16/08 – Millennium Chamber Players (View) Millennium Chamber Players with Artistic Director and Conductor Robert Katkov-Trevino. The performers include Irina Feoktistova, piano, Olga Katkova-Trevino, violin and Kara Bancks, clarinet. The music will include the Clarinet Trio by Khachaturian, and works by Scriabin and others.
11/23/08 – Amazonas Piano Trio (View) Amazonas Piano Trio. The artists are: Victoria Moreira, violin, Jocelyn Butler, cello and Maureen Zoltek, piano. They will focus on Latino composers, playing works by Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Barilari, and others.
11/30/08 – The Chicago Ensemble (View) The Chicago Ensemble, Long-time Chicago residents, bring classic Haydn and Beethoven trios to The Morse, including Beethoven’s charming Opus 1. Haydn’s “London” Trio with flute and another Haydn Piano Trio complete the program. The players are Gerald Rizzer, piano, Andrew Snow, cello, Olga Kaler, violin and Susan Levitin, flute.
12/07/08 – The Norwegian Voices (View) The New York Opera Society presents The Norwegian Singers in a Christmas-flavored program of traditional Norwegian songs and some classical favorites by Mozart, Dvorak, and others. The singers are from the Oslo-based opera company Kulturentusiastene.
12/14/08 – Winston Choi (View) Pianist Winston Choi, from Roosevelt University, in modern repertoire. The first in a number of collaborations curated by Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts.
12/21/08 – Bella Voce (View) Bella Voce conducted by Andrew Lewis: A special Christmas program from Chicago’s premiere vocal ensemble. Join us for a celebration of the season with music by Part, Britten, Rutter, Howells, and many more!
01/04/09 – Ivanovic / Kapsalis (View) Two of Chicago’s finest acoustic guitarists, steel string 10-finger tapping guitarist Andreas Kapsalis, and nylon string Balkan folk guitarist Goran Ivanovic are fusing their Serbian and Greek folk roots with modern, classical, world, jazz and beyond in this experimental duo.
01/18/09 – Abraham Stokman (View) A Rogers Park native, distinguished piano soloist and teacher, Abraham Stokman will perform music by Schulhof, Golijof and Chopin among others and will offer a sample of the lost art of piano improvisation.
01/25/09 – Millennium Chamber Players (View) The Millennium Chamber Players will return to Live from The Morse with one work: Mozart’s great Serenade for 13 Winds “Gran Partita.”
02/15/09 – Fifth House Ensemble (View) An innovative narrative presentation marks programs by these chamber music iconoclasts. Janacek’s Mladi will be performed among other works.
02/23/09 – Mathias Tacke and Ueli Wiget (View) Mathias Takke, violinist with the famed Vermeer Quartet and Ueli Wiget, piano. This recital includes a Bach sonata, the great Richard Strauss Sonata in E-flat major and Epitaph for violin and piano by York Holler. This is the first program curated by the Goethe-Institut of Chicago.
03/01/09 – Millennium Chamber Players (View) The Millennium Chamber Players begins the day with a challenging work by modernist composer Richard Wernick – his cello concerto. This piece is being recorded on CD live at this performance with the cooperation of WFMT-FM.
03/01 – Ensemble Dal Niente (View) British Voices Featured composers: Rands, Turnage, Finnissy, and Radiohead. Featured artists: conductors Michael Lewanski and Michael Henoch, oboist Andy Nogal. A special program at The Morse which celebrates the 75th birthday of composer Bernard Rands who will be present. There will also be a mix of pop and jazz influenced pieces, and the guest conductor will be CSO oboist Michael Henoch.
10/30 – Bêabá do Samba (View) 10/30 – HiJazz (View)
10/31 – Dia de los Muertos (View) Celebrate Day of the Dead at the historical Morse Theatre with music and visual art featuring: Fandanguero (Son Jarocho) Benjamin Anaya and the United Strangers (Psychedelic Samba) Los Vicios de Papa (Ska Fusion) Miktlan (Prehispanic Fusion). Hosted by Benjamin Anaya Artwork and Alter installation by Mexican artist Patricia Acosta.