The 17th Annual Samuel Thaviu Memorial Concert
Join us for the 17th Annual Samuel Thaviu Memorial Concert on Sunday, May 21 at North Shore Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music performed by the Lincoln String Quartet. The concert will be followed by a short reception. Tickets are $12/Member or $15/ Non-Member. To register, please call 847.784.6030.
Founded in 1997, the Lincoln Quartet comprises four members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The quartet is heard each year in venues across Chicago, including the Northwestern Winter Chamber Music Festival and the Chicago Symphony Chamber Music Series. As individuals, the members of the quartet (violinists Lei Hou and Qing Hou, violist Lawrence Neuman, and cellist Ken Olsen) have performed in Asia, Europe, and across North America. For the present concert, cellist Calum Cook will substitute for Ken Olsen. Mr. Cook is principal cellist of the orchestra of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Samuel Thaviu was a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first violin section from 1934 to 1937. He subsequently enjoyed a long career as a concertmaster and soloist with the Kansas City Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra before serving as concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony for 20 years under Fritz Reiner and William Steinberg. In 1966, Thaviu became professor of violin and chairman of the strings department at Northwestern University and later received Fulbright grants to work in South America. At the time of his death, Thaviu was professor emeritus at Northwestern.
The May 21 Program will feature:
- Mozart - K. 428 in Eb
- Mendelssohn - Opus 44, No. 2 in e minor
- Debussy - Opus 10 in g minor
Thank you to Elly Thaviu and her family for generously providing us with great talent year after year in honor of her late husband, Samuel Thaviu.
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