July 1, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Students, faculty and guest artists participating in the Illinois Chamber Music Festival will offer 15 public performances over a three-week period in July. All performances are free and open to the public and will be held in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus.
The Illinois Chamber Music Festival and Camp for strings, piano, winds, brass, and harp offers a chamber music experience for high school and college students. Illinois Wesleyan faculty and other world-class performers serve as instructors and coaches.
The opening night concert on July 10 at 7:30 p.m. will feature Martinu’s Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano, Haydn’s String Trio in G Major, Beethoven’s Romance in F Major, and Menotti’s Suite for Two Cellos and Piano. A faculty and guest artist recital on July 14 at 7:30 p.m. will feature works by Brahms, Mozart and Mendelssohn. A complete schedule of performances, including the final performance set for July 30 at 3 p.m., is available online.
Illinois Wesleyan offers the chamber music festival as part of its summer music programs. Associate Professor of Cello Nina Gordon is founder and music director of the Illinois Chamber Music Festival, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin Lisa Nelson is executive director.