Friday, August 11th at 7:30pm, Grace Episcopal Church

John Urban the festival’s artistic director, Andreas Ioannides, and late addition Marta Menenzes will perform.  All three artists are doctoral students at the internationally acclaimed Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  Andreas is the 2017 third-place winner of the V BNDES International Piano Competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. John Urban will be playing Schumann’s Fantasie Op. 17 in C major, and Andreas Ioannides will perform Franz Liszt: From “Années de pèlerinage II: Italie” Sonneto 47 del Petrarca, Sonneto 103 del Petrarca, and Sonneto 123 del Petrarca. Marta will be performing F. Liszt – Funérailles (from Harmonies Poétiques et religieuses) and F. Schubert/F. Liszt – Soirée de Vienne no. 6 (valse-caprice d’après F. Schubert). All three performers will talk about their pieces and invite the audience to ask questions to learn more about the music.

Saturday, August 12th at 7:30pm, Grace Episcopal Church

Piano concert by renowned pianist Winston Choi.  Winston Choi is the Head of the Piano Program at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts.  His professional career was launched when he was named the Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition and winner of France’s 2002 Concours International de Piano 20e siècle d’Orléans. Choi plays extensively in France as well as venues such as the Kennedy Center and Arts Centre of Canada. He will be performing Schubert “Impromptus, Op. 142”, Liszt “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12,” Winston Choi  “Untitled” and Ravel “Gaspard de la nuit” and will discuss the intricacies and beauty of each work with the audience after the recital.

Sunday, August 13th at 2:00pm, Grace Episcopal Church

The final concert will provide classic and new trio works for violin, cello and piano with up-and-coming musicians from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music including: Edward Cho (cello), Ariana Cappon (violin), and RiverSong’s artistic director John Urban (piano). Andreas Ioannides will be performing once again with Guilherme Monegatto, a cellist from Brazil.  Gulherme is a recent graduate of Indiana University, current grad student at The Julliard School, and a 3rd prize winner of the distinguished 19th Annual Sphinx Competition. The Schubert Piano trio No. 1 in D minor Op 63 will be performed by Edward, Ariana, and John, with a discussion following the piece. The Brahms Cello Sonata no.2 in F major op. 99 will be performed by Andreas and Gullherme. There will also be a special encore piece to wrap up the weekend festivities.