Washington University in St. Louis: Washington University announces 2022 Great Artists Series

The Great Artists Series at Washington University in St. Louis presents affordably priced concerts by some of the world’s finest classical musicians. In 2022, the series will return to live performances with four intimate recitals in the university’s historic E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall.

Angel Blue, one of today’s most acclaimed sopranos, will open the series Jan. 23, followed Feb. 27 by pianists Kirill Gerstein and Garrick Ohlsson. The Grammy Award-winning Attacca Quartet will perform April 3. South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho will conclude the series May 1.

“Angel Blue is fresh from starring roles in the Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ and ‘Porgy and Bess,’” said Patrick Burke, associate professor and chair of music in Arts & Sciences. Gerstein and Ohlsson “are piano royalty who will take the stage together for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“The Attacca Quartet has received wide acclaim as passionate advocates of contemporary repertoire,” Burke added. “Seong-Jin Cho, who came to the world’s attention in 2015 with a first prize win at the Chopin International Competition, is already regarded as one of the consummate talents of his generation.

“We are proud to bring these artists to campus.”

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