UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
Sara Su Jones, violin

Live from WFMT (live radio broadcast)

Monday, 11 January 2021, 8-10 PM Central

Tune in from anywhere via WFMT.com or the WFMT app

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova will appear on 98.7 WFMT’s signature full-length recital series.

 

Tentative program:

Vivaldi: Sonata in A Major, RV 31

Clara Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22

Lili Boulanger: Nocturne

Mozart: Sonata in A Major, K 305

Amy Beach: Romance

Gwyneth Walker: Fantasy Etudes

Germaine Tailleferre: Berceuse

Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style

Rebecca Clarke: Midsummer Moon

Brahms: FAE Scherzo

Live from WFMT presents music and conversation each Monday night at 8:00 pm, from October through June. Each two-hour episode is performed live in WFMT’s Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio. Kerry Frumkin, host and producer of the program, chats with artists about the technical challenges and the stories behind the music. 

 

Tune in to hear this live broadcast from wherever you are via the live stream or via the WFMT app (for iOS or Android).

Recital in Washington, DC, with Tatyana Stepanova, piano

Friday, 4 June 2021, 12:15-1:00 PM

Free admission; freewill offering

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova will present a recital at the gorgeous National City Christian Church as part of its Music at Midday concert series. 

Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2, RV 31 (1709)

Clara Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22 (1853)

Gwyneth Walker: Fantasy Etudes (1992)

Lili Boulanger: Nocturne (1911)

Dinicu-Heifetz: Hora Staccato (1906)

TO BE RESCHEDULED: Romances and Sonatas: Lunchtime Recital with Tatyana Stepanova, piano

Friday, 22 May 2020, 12:15-1:00 PM

Free admission

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova perform gorgeous, inventive Romances by Clara Schumann and Amy Beach, as well as sonatas by Mozart and Debussy.  Free admission.

Harold Washington Library Center

Cindy Pritzker Auditorium (lower level)

400 S State St (at Van Buren)

Chicago, IL

 

Program:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 22 in A Major, K 305

Clara Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22

Amy Beach: Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 23

Claude Debussy: Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Piano, L. 148

TO BE RESCHEDULED: Winnetka Recital with Tatyana Stepanova, piano

Saturday, 14 March 2020, 7:00 PM

Free admission

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova will present an hourlong recital. The program will include works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Clara Schumann, Gwyneth Walker, and Lili Boulanger.

Winnetka Presbyterian Church

1255 Willow Road

Winnetka, IL 60093

www.winnpres.org

Free admission; free parking.  All are welcome.

TO BE RESCHEDULED: Recital in Washington, DC, with Tatyana Stepanova, piano

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 12:10-12:55 PM

Free admission; freewill offering

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova will present a recital at The Church of the Epiphany as part of its Tuesday Concert Series. 

Program TBD (an eclectic array of short works).

http://epiphanydc.org/epiphanies-happen/concerts/

TO BE RESCHEDULED: New York Recital with Tatyana Stepanova, piano

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 7:00 PM

Sara Su Jones, violin

Tatyana Stepanova, piano

Private venue.

TO BE RESCHEDULED: Recital at the Glessner House with Dennis Moore, piano

Sunday, 19 April 2020, 4:00 PM

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist (and WFMT morning host) Dennis Moore present a salon concert inspired by the Glessner family's musical traditions to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the rededication of the Glessners’ magnificent custom-built 1887 Steinway piano, on which such luminaries as Ignacy Paderewski and Sergei Rachmaninoff performed for the family.

The artists will highlight Frances Glessner’s close friendship with the great American virtuoso violinist Maud Powell by performing several works dedicated to or arranged by Powell, including Amy Beach’s gorgeous Romance and compositions by Sibelius, Couperin, and Massenet. The program will also include works by Brahms and others from the Glessners’ own collection of sheet music.

Experience a delightful and eclectic Sunday afternoon of music as the Glessners did, in the parlor of their home—the intimate environment for which most solo and chamber music was originally created. A reception will follow, at which time guests will have an opportunity to speak with the artists.

Seating strictly limited.

$50 per person / $40 for Glessner House members

PAST PERFORMANCES

Recital for the Nineteenth Century Club with Dennis Moore, piano

Monday, 27 July 2020, 1:30 PM

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist (and WFMT host) Dennis Moore will present a recital via Zoom for the Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park, Illinois.

Living-Room Concert (via Zoom) with Dennis Moore, piano

Sunday, 28 June 2020, 3:00 PM Central

Private recital

Private event for the Andover community:

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Dennis Moore, WFMT's Morning Program host, invite you into their Chicago living room (graced by a beautifully rebuilt 1936 Steinway), where they'll perform a variety of both lively and poignant works, from well-known pieces to rarely heard gems. The 45-minute program, including remarks on each piece, will feature works by women, including noted American composer and Abbot alumna Gwyneth Walker ’64; Florence Price, the first African-American woman to have her work performed by a major symphony orchestra; and the precocious Frenchwoman Lili Boulanger, who died at 24. Sara Su and Dennis will also perform an ethereal arrangement of Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile” and the gorgeous Meditation from the opera Thaïs, among other works.

Program:

Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs

Gwyneth Walker: Fantasy Etudes

Florence Price: The Deserted Garden

Edward Elgar: La Capricieuse

Lili Boulanger: Nocturne

Charlie Chaplin: Smile (arr. Claus Ogerman)

Grigoraș Dinicu: Hora Staccato (arr. Jascha Heifetz)

 

The concert will be followed by Q&A with Sara Su and Dennis.

Salon Concert and Conversation (via Zoom) with Dennis Moore, piano

Wednesday, May 27, 2020. 4:00 PM

Private recital

Salon Concert & Conversation:

Music by Women, and the Future of Classical Music

 

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Dennis Moore, 98.7 WFMT's Morning Program host, invite you into their living room (graced by a beautifully rebuilt 1936 Steinway), where they'll perform works by Chicagoan Florence Price (1887-1953), the first African-American woman to have her work performed by a major symphony orchestra (the CSO); noted American composer Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947); and the precocious French composer Lili Boulanger (1893-1918).  The 20-minute concert will be followed by a lively discussion about the future of classical music in the era of COVID-19, informed by Dennis's work at WFMT and Sara Su's experiences as a performer, former McKinsey consultant, educator, and board member of the Musicians Club of Women.

This program is being presented privately via Zoom for a retirement community in Chicago.

SOLD OUT: Candlelight Concerts at the Newberry Library with Tatyana Stepanova, piano

Tuesday and Wednesday, 11-12 February 2020

Candlelight Concerts at the Newberry Library

The Romantic Violin Featuring Vivaldi & Tchaikovsky

6:30 PM and 9:00 PM

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Program:

  • Vivaldi: Sonata in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2, RV 31

  • Tchaikovsky: Romance No. 6 (“None But the Lonely Heart”)

  • Wieniawski: Romance from Violin Concerto No. 2

  • Vivaldi: Four Seasons excerpts—Winter (Largo) and Summer (Presto)

  • Massenet: Meditation from the opera Thaïs

  • Elgar: La Capricieuse (The Capricious One)

  • Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1

  • Tchaikovsky: Sentimental Waltz

  • Ponce-Heifetz: Estrellita

  • Kreisler: Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow)

  • Dinicu-Heifetz: Hora Staccato

Sara Su Jones, violin

Tatyana Stepanova, piano

Recital in Massachusetts with Tatyana Stepanova, piano

Friday, 10 January 2020, 7:30 PM

Free admission

Violinist Sara Su Jones (an alumna of Phillips Academy) and pianist Tatyana Stepanova will present an hourlong recital at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. 

 

The program will include rarely heard works by Gliere, Schnittke, Shchedrin, Elgar, Dinicu, and Abbot Academy alumna Gwyneth Walker '64. 

Timken Room

Graves Hall

Phillips Academy

Andover, MA 01810

Free parking in the lot adjacent to Graves Hall; street parking available along School and Main Streets.

Winnetka Recital with Tatyana Stepanova, piano

Sunday, 1 December 2019, 5:00 PM

Free admission

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova will present an hourlong recital. The program will include rarely heard works by Gliere, Schnittke, Shchedrin, Elgar, Dinicu, and American composer Gwyneth Walker. 

Winnetka Presbyterian Church

1255 Willow Road

Winnetka, IL 60093

www.winnpres.org

Free admission; free parking.  All are welcome.

Glessner House Performance (SOLD OUT - Musicians Club of Women Salon Series)

Saturday, 23 November 2019, 4:00 PM

Private concert

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist (and WFMT Morning Program host) Dennis Moore performed Fritz Kreisler's "Sicilienne and Rigaudon" and excerpts from Gwyneth Walker's "Fantasy Etudes."

Musicians Club of Women Salon Series

Saturday, 26 October 2019, 2:00 PM

Private concert

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist (and WFMT Morning Program host) Dennis Moore performed Ernest Bloch's "Nigun" and Maria-Theresia von Paradis's "Sicilienne."

Musicians Club of Women Salon Series

Monday, 30 September 2019, 4:00 PM

Private concert

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist (and WFMT Morning Program host) Dennis Moore will perform Fritz Kreisler's "Praeludium and Allegro" and excerpts from Gwyneth Walker's "Fantasy Etudes."

Dinner & Concert at The Cliff Dwellers—SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 6-8 PM

$40

Cocktails: cash bar opens at 4:30 p.m. (enjoy the outdoor terrace with sweeping views of the lake and city) 

Dinner: 6:00 p.m.

Program: 7:00 p.m. (45-minute concert) 

 

Dinner & Program: $40 per person 

 

The Old as New: Violin-Piano Recital

 

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova collaborate on an eclectic program that will include 20th-century compositions inspired by the Baroque and Classical eras, such as Schnittke's beguiling "Suite in the Old Style." The artists will also present little-known works by Suk, Gliere, and others—"old" works that are new to many present-day audiences—and offer commentary on these pieces.  

 

Sara Su, whose solo recitals have been recommended by the Chicago Tribune’s John von Rhein, appears in her native Chicago in such venues as Preston Bradley Hall (Chicago Cultural Center), Fourth Presbyterian Church (Artists in Recital Series), and PianoForte, and has given recitals in Lisbon, London, and Reykjavik in recent seasons. Together with Tatyana, she performs regularly on “Live from WFMT,” the station’s full-length recital series. www.sarasujones.com

 

Tatyana is a noted performer and teacher, praised by the Chicago Tribune as a “fine” and “persuasive” pianist. She has performed with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Chicago Chamber Musicians. Since 1992, Tatyana has accompanied the faculty and students of Northwestern, DePaul, and Roosevelt Universities, including participants in international competitions; she has also been involved for many years with The Stradivari Society, performing with world-class artists. 

 

For reservations, email reservations@cliff-chicago.org or call 312-922-8080. 

Credit cards accepted at the door. Checks with reservations may be mailed to The Cliff Dwellers, 200 S Michigan Av, 22nd floor, Chicago, IL 60604.

 

Groups: The Club welcomes an early reserve and prepay for a block of seats at one or more reserved tables.

 

Adjustments to reservations must be made no later than Friday, August 9.

http://hcchicago.clubs.harvard.edu/article.html?aid=735

Orchestra Hall Concert: Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 8:00 PM

The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra, of which Sara Su is concertmaster, will perform at Symphony Center, along with the Chicago Bar Association Chorus, DePaul Community Chorus, and the Niles Metropolitan Chorus.  

 

The program will include the third movement of the gorgeous Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, with Sara Su as soloist.

 

Orchestra Hall

Symphony Center

220 S Michigan Av

Chicago, IL

Recital with Tatyana Stepanova, piano, for Make Music Chicago

Friday, June 21, 2019, 1-2 PM

Free admission

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova present an hourlong recital in DePaul's beautiful new 135-seat recital hall in Lincoln Park. The program will include works by Saint-Saëns, Schnittke, Dinicu, Suk, Fibich, and Sibelius. This free concert is part of the daylong Make Music Chicago celebration.

Free admission; all are welcome.

Parking and directions: https://music.depaul.edu/about/new-facilities/Pages/parking-and-directions.aspx

Holtschneider Performance Center

2330 N Halsted

Chicago, IL 60614

Live from WFMT (live radio broadcast)

Monday, 17 June 2019, 8-10 PM Central

Tune in from anywhere via WFMT.com or the WFMT app

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova will appear on 98.7 WFMT’s signature full-length recital series.

 

Program:

Brahms: Sonata in A Major

Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium

Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances

Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style

Fibich: Poeme

Suk: Song of Love

Suk: Appassionato

Sibelius: Nocturne

Live from WFMT presents music and conversation each Monday night at 8:00 pm, from October through June. Each two-hour episode is performed live in WFMT’s Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio. Kerry Frumkin, host and producer of the program, chats with artists about the technical challenges and the stories behind the music. 

 

Tune in to hear this live broadcast from wherever you are via the live stream or via the WFMT app (for iOS or Android).

Music in the Shrine: Recital at the Cabrini Shrine

Sunday, 9 June 2019, 1:30 PM

Free admission; freewill offering

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova present an hourlong recital at the stunning, historic Cabrini Shrine in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. 

Program:

Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style

Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium

Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100

Fibich: Poeme

Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances

"Ode to Joy": Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra concert

Sunday, 2 June 2019, 3:00 PM

The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra, of which Sara Su is concertmaster, will perform, along with the Chicago Bar Association Chorus.


David Katz, founding music director and principal conductor
The DePaul Community Chorus
Stephen Blackwelder, music director
The Niles Metropolitan Chorus
Marek Rachelski, music director

Beethoven: Choral Finale from Symphony No. 9 (4th movement)
featuring winners of The American Prize in Voice Chicago Oratorio Award

Schumann: Piano Concerto (first movement)
Neil Posner, piano soloist
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (second movement)
John Vishneski, clarinet soloist
Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No. 3 (final movement)
Sara Su Jones, violin soloist

Plus selections by the combined choruses.
More than 300 musicians in all!

St. John Brebeuf

8307 N Harlem

Niles, IL 60714

Recital at Montgomery Place with Tatyana Stepanova, piano

Saturday, 25 May 2019, 2:00 PM

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova will present an hourlong concert. 

Program:

Brahms: Sonata in A major

Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen

Suk: Song of Love

Suk: Appassionato

Sibelius: Nocturne

Other works TBD

 

Montgomery Place

5550 South Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60637

Recital at 98.7 WFMT (Levin Performance Studio)

Friday, 22 February 2019, 4:15 PM

Private concert; by invitation only

Sara Su Jones and pianist (and WFMT host) Dennis Moore present a private concert in WFMT's Levin Performance Studio for members of WFMT's Fine Arts Circle. Lewis Achenbach will live-paint during the concert in full view of the audience.

 

Program:

Vivaldi: Sonata in A major, RV 31

Rodrigues: Berceuse Romantique

Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style (I. Pastorale, IV. Fugue)

Gluck: Melodie

Elgar: La Capricieuse

Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium

Kreisler: Sicilienne and Rigaudon

Chaplin/Ogerman: Smile

Dinicu/Heifetz: Hora Staccato

 

WFMT

5400 N St Louis Av

Chicago, IL

 

Recital at PianoForte Chicago (900 N Michigan Avenue)

Friday, 15 February 2019, 5-6 PM

FREE admission

Sara Su Jones and pianist (and WFMT host) Dennis Moore present a free, informal recital at PianoForte Chicago, 900 N Michigan Ave (6th floor), as part of PianoForte's monthly Strings Open House.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/948983978638402/ for more details.

 

Program TBD (including works by Schnittke, Lauridsen, Rodrigues, Chaplin, and Dinicu).

From PianoForte: "Please help us celebrate Valentine's Day Weekend with a special concert performance featuring violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Dennis Moore. Sara Su and Dennis will enlighten us with selections by Schnittke, an exquisite adaptation of 'Smile' by Charlie Chaplin, and to get us into the Valentine's Day mood and spirit, 'Berceuse Romantique' by Flaviano Rodrigues. Champagne, chocolates, and more surprise performances await!"

 

The Strings Open House runs from 4 to 7 PM.  String players are invited to stop by and try various instruments and bows that will be on display during the Open House.

 

Lecture and Recital at The Clare

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 4:00 PM

Violinist Sara Su Jones presents a lecture-demonstration entitled "The Magic of the (Violin) Bow" at The Clare in downtown Chicago.

 

After the lecture, Sara Su, accompanied by pianist Dennis Moore, presents a mini-recital of works by Schnittke, Lauridsen, Rodrigues, Chaplin, and Dinicu-Heifetz, performed on a variety of bows.

Contact Sara Su Jones if you are interested in attending.  Admission is free; RSVP required.

Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra concert

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 7:30 PM

$12 adults, $10 students (in advance); $20/$15 at the door

The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra, of which Sara Su is concertmaster, will perform, along with the Chicago Bar Association Chorus.

 

Nancy Bloomer Deussen: American Hymn (Chicago premiere)

David Katz, CBASO Music Director

 

Haydn: Mass in Time of War

Stephen Blackwelder, CBA Chorus Music Director

Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Marek Rachelski, CBASO Resident Conductor

 

St James Cathedral

65 E Huron St (at Wabash)

Chicago, IL

Recital and Conversation at the Cliff Dwellers Club

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 6:00 PM dinner, 6:45 PM program

$40 for the buffet dinner and concert; $10 for the concert alone

A special opportunity for everyone to enjoy the exquisite Cliff Dwellers Club (Michigan & Adams), which is normally open only to members and their guests!

Violinist Sara Su Jones and her partner, pianist Dennis Moore, the new host of WFMT's weekday Morning Program, present an evening of music, as well as conversation with Dennis. The program will include a rarely heard gem by the Portuguese composer Flaviano Rodrigues; Claus Ogerman's ethereal adaptation of Charlie Chaplin's "Smile"; Morten Lauridsen's own arrangement of his gorgeous choral work "O Magnum Mysterium"; and excerpts from Alfred Schnittke's "Suite in the Old Style."

Cocktails (cash bar): 4:30 PM (enjoy the spectacular view of the lake and Millennium Park, including from the outdoor terrace)
Buffet Dinner: 6:00 PM
Program: 6:45 PM (30-minute recital featuring works by Charlie Chaplin and Flaviano Rodrigues, among others, followed by a moderated Q&A with Dennis)

The doors and bar will open at 4:30 PM. Come early to enjoy a drink along with the magnificent views (and stake out your seats for dinner). The Club, which is normally open only to members and their guests, will be open to the public for this special dinner and concert. The Club does NOT have a dress code.

Attendees will remain at their dinner tables for the concert, cabaret-style. The Club's acoustics are excellent, so even those sitting at the far end of the room will be able to hear well. Note that most tables are set for 8 or 10, so seating is communal unless you are bringing a large enough group to fill a table.

Dinner & program: $40 per person

Program only (6:45 PM onward): $10 per person

Reservations are requested and strongly encouraged, since the club can accommodate only about 80 attendees (RSVP-ing via this event page is much appreciated, but does not secure your place). ***E-mail reservations@cliff-chicago.org or call 312-922-8080.***

The Cliff Dwellers Club
200 S Michigan, 22nd floor
Chicago, IL 60604

Mark Zinger Memorial Concert

Saturday, 8 September 2018, 4:00 PM

The nonprofit Mark Zinger Memorial Foundation (Zinger Foundation) sponsored the Mark Zinger Memorial Concert at the Gannon Concert Hall in DePaul School of Music’s brand-new, world-class Holtschneider Performance Center.

 

The Zinger Foundation is honored to collaborate with DePaul University for the Foundation’s inaugural concert celebrating the life and legacy of Prof. Mark Zinger, who was a beloved member of the DePaul School of Music faculty for over 25 years, serving as violin professor and head of strings.  (Prof. Zinger was Sara Su's primary violin teacher from childhood until his death at the age of 93 in February 2018.)

This concert will be a wonderful opportunity to hear and meet some of Prof. Zinger’s most distinguished students, who perform as soloists and members of leading orchestras throughout the United States, including longtime Grant Park Orchestra concertmaster Jeremy Black and internationally renowned violist/violinist Elias Goldstein. Performers will also include Stephen Balderston, DePaul cello professor and former assistant principal cello of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

The two-hour concert will include solo and chamber performances of works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Kroll, Sibelius, Kreisler, Dinicu, and Paganini, among others, as well as brief remarks by several of the performers concerning the impact Prof. Zinger had on their lives and careers. The program will conclude with a 25-member violin choir (composed of Prof. Zinger’s former students from throughout the US) performing works by Vivaldi, Brahms, Fibich, and Shostakovich.

Immediately following the concert will be a complimentary reception, hosted by the Zinger Foundation, that will offer audience members the opportunity to interact with these acclaimed performers.

Admission is free, though donations to the Mark Zinger Memorial Foundation, established by his family and students to sustain his remarkable legacy, will be gratefully accepted.

 

Seating is limited, however, so you must reserve your free ticket(s) through EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mark-zinger-memorial-concert-tickets-48986313382

 

There is a limit of two (2) tickets per e-mail address.

Inexpensive garage parking is available one block from the concert venue at Lincoln Commons Garage, 2316 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (ParkWhiz or SpotHero reservations recommended).

Please share this wonderful event on social media and invite your friends and family!

Read about Prof. Zinger's life at https://www.forevermissed.com/mark-zinger/#about.

For more information on the Mark Zinger Memorial Foundation, visit https://www.markzinger.org/.

Photo credit: ©2018 balloggphoto.com

Recital in Lisbon, Portugal

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 9:00 PM

Hourlong recital at the grand Aula Magna concert hall in Lisbon, Portugal, featuring miniatures by composers from many different countries.

Sara Su Jones, violin

Dennis Moore, piano

Recital at The Mather

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 7:30 PM

Private concert at The Mather in Evanston, IL. 

Sara Su Jones, violin

Dennis Moore, piano

Live from WFMT (live radio broadcast)

Monday, 25 June 2018, 8-10 PM Central

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova will appear on an upcoming edition of 98.7WFMT’s signature full-length recital series. The program will include works by Mozart, Franck, Elgar, Shchedrin, Dinicu, Debussy, and Kabalevsky.  Program details and artist bios appear here.

 

Live from WFMT presents music and conversation each Monday night at 8:00 pm, from October through June. Each two-hour episode is performed live in WFMT’s Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio. Kerry Frumkin, host and producer of the program, chats with artists about the technical challenges and the stories behind the music. 

 

Tune in to hear this live broadcast from wherever you are via the live stream or via the WFMT app (for iOS or Android).

Recital at The Clare

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 4:00 PM

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova will present a private concert at The Clare in downtown Chicago.  

Program TBD.

Contact Sara Su Jones if you are interested in attending.  Admission is free; RSVP required.

Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra concert

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 7:30 PM

$12 adults, $10 students (in advance); $20/$15 at the door

The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra, of which Sara Su is concertmaster, will perform, along with the Chicago Bar Association Chorus.  


Rossini: Stabat Mater
Soloists: Winners of The American Prize

David Katz, conductor

 

St James Cathedral

65 E Huron St (at Wabash)

Chicago, IL

Lunchtime Concert: Music in the Library

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 12:15-1:00 PM

Free admission

Sara Su, accompanied by pianist (and WFMT program host) Dennis Moore, will present a 45-minute-long recital at the main public library downtown.  

 

Pritzker Auditorium

Lower Level, Harold Washington Library Center

400 S State St (at Van Buren)

Chicago, IL 60605

 

Recital at Montgomery Place with Natalia Kogan, piano

Sunday, 22 April 2018, 2:00 PM

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Natalia Kogan present an hourlong recital of sonatas by Mozart and Schubert and short works by Piazzolla, Debussy, and Tchaikovsky in the East Room at Montgomery Place.

Admission is free, but RSVP is required to add your name to the security list at the door.  Contact Sara Su Jones if you are interested in attending.

Artists in Recital Series at Fourth Presbyterian Church

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:15-1:00 PM

FREE admission

Sara Su Jones, violin

Tatyana Stepanova, piano

Recital at University Club

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 6:00 PM

Violinist Sara Su Jones and her partner, pianist (and WFMT host) Dennis Moore, will present an eclectic hourlong concert in the beautiful Michigan Room at the University Club in downtown Chicago.

Contact Sara Su Jones if you are interested in attending.

Recital at The Mather

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 7:30 PM

Violinist Sara Su Jones and her partner, pianist (and WFMT host) Dennis Moore, will present a private concert at The Mather in Evanston.

"A Tale of Two Violins" at the Nineteenth Century Club

Monday, 12 March 2018, 1:15 PM

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist (and WFMT host) Dennis Moore will present a lecture-demonstration of the tonal qualities of two different violins, one made in 2017 and the other in the mid-1700s, at the beautiful landmark Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park, Illinois.

Nineteenth Century Club

178 Forest Avenue

Oak Park, IL 60301

708-386-2729

Recital for Lyric Opera's Far West Chapter

Sunday, 11 March 2018, 2-3 PM

Sara Su Jones, violin

Tatyana Stepanova, piano

Some of the world’s most enchanting and memorable music was written for the opera stage. Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova collaborate on a wide-ranging program of both popular and rarely heard opera fantasies and transcriptions of themes from Verdi’s La Traviata, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger, and operas by Prokofiev, Massenet, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Gluck, among others.

Addison Public Library

Addison, IL

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3: Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra concert

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 7:30 PM

Violinist Sara Su Jones will appear as concerto soloist with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra (of which Sara Su is concertmaster); the Chicago Bar Association Chorus will also perform.

Concert order:

Pachelbel: Magnificat in D
Schubert: Miriam's Song of Triumph (solo soprano: Susan Nelson)
Gywneth Walker: I Will Be Earth

Stephen Blackwelder, Music Director of the CBA Chorus

*intermission*

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major (Sara Su Jones, violin soloist)

Schubert: Symphony No. 3

Marek Rachelski, Resident Conductor of the CBASO

 

St James Cathedral

65 E Huron St (at Wabash)

Chicago, IL

Musicians Club of Women—Salon Series

Saturday, 24 February 2018, 2:00 PM

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Natalia Kogan will be among the artists performing during this private salon concert in downtown Chicago.  

Program:

Mozart: Sonata No. 32 for Violin and Piano in B-flat major, K 454, I. Largo-Allegro

Debussy (arr. Jascha Heifetz): Beau Soir

Tchaikovsky (arr. Mark Zinger): Neapolitan Dance from "Swan Lake"