The Chen String Quartet, featuring CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen and his wife Laura Park Chen on violin and their children Beatrice Chen on viola and Noah Chen on cello, will perform for a live 98.7WFMT broadcast from Nichols Concert Hall at Sunday, October 11 at 3 pm. The concert is available on 98.7WFMT and wfmt.com.
Sunday, October 11 at 2:15 pm
Sponsors and ticket buyers at the $100+ level receive an exclusive pre-concert backstage pass
to visit live via videoconference with CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen and his talented family of musicians.
In addition, reprise the Chen String Quartet with
an exclusive video recording of the performance distributed October 14!
String Quartet in G, Op. 18/2...................Ludwig van Beethoven
Serenade for string trio, Op. 10................Ernst von Dohnányi
A brief conversation with
WFMT Vice President and General Manager and Music Institute of Chicago President and CEO Mark George
Sonata No. 3 for solo violin, “Ballade”.......Eugène Ysaÿe
String Quartet No. 1, “From My Life”.........Bedrich Smetana
The Chen String Quartet has been playing together for six years. Committed to community outreach, they regularly play at Chicago-area retirement homes and hospitals. Robert Chen has been concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1999. Laura Park Chen is a former member of the first violin section of both Lyric Opera and Grant Park Symphony. Beatrice Chen is a viola student at the Curtis Institute of Music. Noah Chen is a student of Clara Kim at Juilliard Pre-College.