The Rembrandt Chamber Musicians Concert IV Review – Delightful!

March 27, 2018 Barbara Keer Splash Magazines The Rembrandt Chamber Musicians offered Concert IV, “Eastern European Delights” on March 25, 2018 at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. This venue is the perfect setting, intimate, beautiful and has excellent acoustics, all of which enhance the musicians who are talented and skilled. The Kairos String Quartet from MIC’s Academy that[…]

Carol Cook, viola; Calum Cook, cello; Jeannie Yu, piano

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians warm up a rainy night

Excerpts from Lawrence Johnson’s review of Music of the Masters. Published in the Chicago Classical Review on April 4, 2017. “The performances delivered enough pleasure to warm up yet another cold and rainy night in Chicago.” MOZART: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370 “Morgan’s relaxed yet nimble playing brought the right touch to this[…]

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians “Holiday Baroque” Concert Review – A Chicago Tradition

Barbara Keer Splash Magazines Neither snow nor…kept a very enthusiastic, loyal audience from coming to attend the Rembrandt Chamber Musicians “Holiday Baroque” concert in the glorious setting of Northwestern University’s Alice Millar Chapel. Rembrandt’s annual Holiday Baroque concert is a Chicago tradition that truly signals the beginning of the holiday season.  Those who attended were rewarded with some[…]

Rembrandt Chamber players unearth some gems

By Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune September 27, 2016 You could spend more than a half-century attending chamber music concerts in the Chicago area before encountering most of the pieces on Sunday afternoon’s recital by Rembrandt Chamber Musicians at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. To open its 27th season, RCM offered a salute to Russian[…]

Rembrandt’s season finale

Highlights from the Chicago Tribune’s glowing review of Souvenir of Florence, the final concert of Rembrandt Chamber Players’ 25th anniversary season: “Infectious verve, spontaneity and abundance of feeling marked Sunday’s tight collaboration” “Sunday brought the second live performance of Tchaikovsky’s sextet ‘Souvenir de Florence’ I’ve attended within the last two weeks. While the Emerson String[…]

Rembrandt Chamber Players open 25th season with eclectic program

“The piece is a real workout for piano and string ensemble and pianist Jeannie Yu was outstanding.” Vaughan Williams – Piano Quintet in C minor “Both musicians were in fine form as a team and individually.” Howard Levy – Sonata for oboe and pianoperformed by Robert Morgan and Jeannie Yu “The pieces were virtuosic and[…]

Rembrandt Chamber Players deliver superb performance of Dvorak masterpiece

By Lawrence A. Johnson Chicago Classical Review Among the handful of top works in the genre, Dvořák’s Piano Quintet places high indeed, worthy to stand with those by Schumann and Brahms. Born of frustration and a failed attempt to revise an unsatisfactory early quintet in the same key, Dvořák started from scratch and completed his[…]

Rembrandt Chamber Players offer an Augusta Read Thomas premiere

By Gerald Fisher Chicago Classical Review One of many itinerant Chicago-area classical ensembles, the Rembrandt Chamber Players puts on well-balanced, well-played concerts, often with a programming twist thrown in. For their debut concert at the new Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago Sunday afternoon, the twist was Augusta Read Thomas’s Pilgrim[…]

The Best Jazz Concerts of 2012

By Howard Reich Chicago Tribune 2012 was a characteristically plentiful year in jazz performance, Chicagoans hearing a tremendous range of music. The best concerts, in chronological order: March 1: Tammy McCann at the Jazz Showcase. The majestic Chicago singer designed her four-night run as a tribute to the late tenor-saxophone giant Von Freeman. An exalted[…]

Rembrandt Chamber Players open with a bracing mix of past and present

By Lawrence A. Johnson Chicago Classical Review The Rembrandt Chamber Players’ season-opening program was a characteristic one, offering a Romantic cornerstone, a chamber arrangement of a 20th-century standard and a genre-traversing work commissioned by the ensemble. The concert took place Monday night at the Driehaus Museum on East Erie, a remarkable, painstakingly restored 19th-century gilded[…]