PROGRAM

Welcome
Scott and Areta Verschoor | Jeffrey and Christine Morse
Gala Co-Chairs

Performance
Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3          Fritz Kreisler
Esme Arias-Kim, violin and Milana Pavchinskaya, piano

Opening Remarks
Mark George, President and CEO

Performance
Ecossaise          Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Vida Burekovic, piano

Anniversary Greeting
Joshua Bell

Performances
Happy Birthday Violin Variations          Rachel Barton Pine
Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Scaramouche (Suite for two pianos)          Darius Milhaud
III. Brazileira
Ashley Kim and Mark Zhu, piano

2020 Cultural Visionary Award for Chicago
Helen Zell

2020 Dushkin Award
Evgeny Kissin

Performances
Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 371          Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arranged by Peter Hodgson)
 III. Rondeau. Allegro
Zachary Allen, oboe
Katherine Lee, piano

Étude in G-sharp Minor, “La Campanella”          Franz Liszt
Inna Faliks, piano  

Anniversary Greeting
Midori

Performance
Theme from "WitchesDance"          Niccolò Paganini
Yonah Kim, cello

2020 Richard D. Colburn Award for Teaching Excellence
Abraham and Arlene Stokman  

2021 Richard D. Colburn Award for Teaching Excellence
Daniel and Nina Wallenberg

Performance
Darshan          Reena Esmail
Maya Anjali Buchanan, violín

Anniversary Greeting
Renée Fleming

2021 Dushkin Award
Zubin Mehta

Performance
Banjo & Fiddle          William Kroll
Aiden Yu, violin
Maya Galperin, piano

Anniversary Greeting
Wynton Marsalis

2021 Cultural Visionary Award for Chicago
Linda and Bill Gantz

Closing Remarks
Mark George, President and CEO

Finale
String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80          Felix Mendelssohn
I. Allegro vivace assai
Kairos String Quartet
Joshua Brown (violin), Thompson Wang, (violin), Julian Rhee (viola), Lydia Rhea (cello)

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