The Levy Senior Center Foundation is proud to bring the talents of young, award-winning classical musicians to the Levy Senior Center.
The outstanding lineup continues to honor the memory of Fran Randall who loved classical music and played an important role in opening the current center.
Featuring Dr. Louise Chen, pianist and Dr. Kate Carter, violinist, the talented Blue Violet Duo "excels at both extremes, from the nuanced and restrained to the incandescent and extravagant" (Stringendo Magazine). This taped performance will be available to view on the Levy Senior Center YouTube channel starting at 1:30pm.
Born of a friendship as well as a musical kinship from a shared educational background and interest in exploring the duo repertoire, Blue Violet Duo was formed in 2013. The Chicago-based duo enjoyed immediate recognition, winning a competition that led to their performance in Weill Hall in New York in February of 2014. They have since performed recitals throughout the Chicagoland area, and have had repeat engagements on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, broadcast live on WFMT Chicago 98.7 FM. The duo released their recording debut in 2018, American Souvenirs, featuring jazz, blues, and dance-influenced classical works from the mid-to-late 20th century by four American composers.
The Jamming Jean Music Series, named in honor of a former Levy Center member, features music and musicians that reflect Evanston and its cultural diversity.
These Friday night concerts are free and open to all. To keep our community safe, we've gone virtual. Register below for our first Zoom concert.
Stay tuned for our next Jamming Jean concert