Concerts take place at Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins in downtown Chicago and are usually connected with our Launchpad Project, which brings talented and energetic young artists to the forefront of Chicago’s chamber music scene. A reception follows each concert, providing audience members the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists. We’ll resume offering concerts in the fall; for now, we invite you to view examples of programs we've hosted in the past.
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Cellist Alexander Hersh will play works by Shostakovich, Brahms, Japanese composer Toshiro Mayuzumi, and Turkish composer Fazil Say with pianist Beilin Han at a recital on Thursday evening, October 1. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Program Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 Fazil Say: Dört Şehir (Four Cities) for Cello and Piano Toshiro Mayuzumi: Bunraku, for solo cello Brahms: Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano in F major Alexander Hersh Having…Find out more »
The Calla Quartet comes to Chicago in October to play works by Haydn, Bartók, and Brahms. Silver-medalists of the 2015 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the members of the quartet—violinists Amelia Dietrich and Michaela Wellems, cellist Karissa Zadinsky and violist Aiden Kane—are students in the Bachelor of Music program at the prestigious Colburn Conservatory of Music. This past summer, Calla was selected as one of two preexisting groups to attend the Perlman Music Program Chamber Workshop on Shelter Island, NY, directed by…Find out more »
NOW SOLD OUT! Join us at a 300th birthday party for the “Lipinski” Strad! We are extremely honored to welcome violinist Frank Almond and pianist William Wolfram to the Darnton & Hersh salon for a special performance of “A Violin's Life” honoring the 300th birthday of the famed “Lipinski” Stradivari violin. The program will include pieces tied to the violin's rich history: the Sonata in G minor, known as the “Devil's Trill,” by Giuseppe Tartini, believed to be the first owner…Find out more »