Shawn Conley, Assistant Professor in Performance Studies in the School of Music, had a busy September, performing with some of the most famous names in classical music, and headlining one of the most revered jazz clubs in New York.
Conley performed in September at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, as part of the chamber orchestra The Knights. For one performance, Conley shared the stage with renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma, and for another performance with legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman.
The Yo Yo Ma performance was recorded by Performance Today on NPR.
Chicago's Ravinia Festival draws some 600,000 listeners to over 120 events that span all genres from classical music to jazz to musical theater every summer from June through September. Since 1904, the festival has hosted some of the world's most famous artists and performers.
Later in September, Conley headlined a performance at the famous BlueNote Jazz Club in New York with pianist Romain Collin.