Pianist Jenny Q Chai has been selected to appear on Chicago’s esteemed Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, held at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, August 8 at 12:15pm. Ms. Chai will perform Gyorgy Kurtág’s Les adieux, as well as Robert Schumann’s Kreisleriana. The Chicago Cultural Center is located at 78 E. Washington. For more information, visit www.chicagoculturalcenter.org.
The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, produced by the International Music Foundation (www.imfchicago.org) have been presented under the magnificent Tiffany stained-glass dome in the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. since 1977, are broadcast live over WFMT Radio (98.7FM) locally, and are streamed globally over www.wfmt.com. The concerts are an important showcase for local, national, and international emerging classical artists, and follow in the tradition of Dame Myra Hess, one of the most eminent pianists of the 20th century, who started a daily concert series in London’s National Gallery that ran for 6 years during World War II.