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Part of the Unity Chamber Music Series featuring wind instruments from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra.

William Welter is Principal Oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his appointment to the CSO, Welter performed as a guest musician with the Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, New York Philharmonic and as guest principal oboe of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Raised in Iowa, Welter is a 2016 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and is an alumnus of the Interlochen Arts Academy.

Susan Warner is Assistant Principal Clarinetist of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra. During the summer Susan performs with the Prairie Winds Quintet at Madeline Island Chamber Music and in the Sun Valley Music Festival Orchestra, recently featured there as soloist. Susan has also appeared as a substitute musician with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and Grant Park Symphony Orchestra.

David Griffin is the fourth horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. His career has included positions in the Rochester Philharmonic and in the orchestras of Montreal and Houston before joining the Chicago Symphony in 1995. He has performed in more than 25 states and has released two CDs with the wind quintet Prairie Winds. Griffin is artist faculty of French horn at Roosevelt University.

Dennis Michel is second bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1998. Prior to this appointment he served 16 years as principal bassoonist of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Michel is a graduate of Yale University and serves as Artist Teacher of Bassoon and Director of Woodwind Chamber Music at The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

Kuang-Hao Huang is a collaborative pianist whose performances have taken him throughout North America, Europe and Asia. A dedicated teacher, Mr. Huang serves on the faculties of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and Concordia University-Chicago. He is Associate Artistic Director for the International Music Foundation and is the driving force behind Make Music Chicago.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Oak Park Area Arts Council, and the Alphawood Foundation.

Tickets are $30 for general admission tickets or $25 for members. Season passes for all 6 shows are available.

 

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