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B&H at the Promontory 1/3

  • The Promontory 5311 South Lake Park Avenue Chicago, IL, 60615 United States (map)

chamber sunday's

Starting January 21st, we'll have a 3 month residency at the Promontory. Chamber Sunday's will happen every 3rd Sunday of January, February, and March. We'll be collaborating with some amazing artists! Each program will highlight each artist individually and culminate with a performance of everyone together. An added bonus is simply going to the Promontory. With doors opening at 2:30pm, go early for brunch or stay after for dinner. It'll be a great day in Hyde Park. 

We'll begin this series with shining that light on ourselves:

Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 2 for solo violin / Kathryn Satoh

Ravel: La Valse / Elizabeth Newkirk

Grieg: Sonata No 3 for Violin and Piano / Bow & Hammer

Kathryn Satoh is impassioned by genuine and purposeful human connectivity, and uses these characteristics to drive her artistic career. Ms. Satoh is co-founder and violinist of her primary ensemble Bow & Hammer, curating new performance series which affirm the relevance of classical music in mainstream social interaction. Through their original concert series, “Industry Night” and “Élevé”, BH has cultivated close collaborative relationships with other artists and small businesses and has held local and international residencies (Italy, Canada) to develop their communal mission. A collaborator to the core, she sees chamber music as a timeless manifestation of social progress. Ms. Satoh jumps at any opportunity to alter her perception of being a musician. Trained as a vocalist and violinist, she has worked with theaters, opera companies, composers, poets, actors, and multi-disciplinary companies to premiere, preserve, or adapt works of diverse genres ranging from cabaret bar songs to large scale symphonic orchestral repertoire. These endeavors have put her on stage with Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Grant Park Music Festival Chorus, Third Eye Theater Ensemble, and Mozawa, among other artists and companies. Highly regarding her value as a communicator and advocate for the arts, Ms. Satoh is an active teaching artist. She holds faculty and administrative positions at Naperville School of Performing Arts, and maintains a private violin studio throughout Chicagoland. With Bow & Hammer, she acts as a guest lecturer and collaboration coach, and has individually adjudicated various festivals and competitions. Ms. Satoh holds two Bachelor of Music degrees with distinction from the University of Colorado in Violin and Voice Performance under the teaching of Lina Bahn (Corigliano Quartet) and Patrick Mason. In the rare spare moment, she loves to read/watch memoirs, eat home-cooked meals (made by herself or others; she is non-discriminant), be outdoors, and embark on adventures with friends.

Kathryn Satoh is impassioned by genuine and purposeful human connectivity, and uses these characteristics to drive her artistic career. Ms. Satoh is co-founder and violinist of her primary ensemble Bow & Hammer, curating new performance series which affirm the relevance of classical music in mainstream social interaction. Through their original concert series, “Industry Night” and “Élevé”, BH has cultivated close collaborative relationships with other artists and small businesses and has held local and international residencies (Italy, Canada) to develop their communal mission. A collaborator to the core, she sees chamber music as a timeless manifestation of social progress.

Ms. Satoh jumps at any opportunity to alter her perception of being a musician. Trained as a vocalist and violinist, she has worked with theaters, opera companies, composers, poets, actors, and multi-disciplinary companies to premiere, preserve, or adapt works of diverse genres ranging from cabaret bar songs to large scale symphonic orchestral repertoire. These endeavors have put her on stage with Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Grant Park Music Festival Chorus, Third Eye Theater Ensemble, and Mozawa, among other artists and companies.

Highly regarding her value as a communicator and advocate for the arts, Ms. Satoh is an active teaching artist. She holds faculty and administrative positions at Naperville School of Performing Arts, and maintains a private violin studio throughout Chicagoland. With Bow & Hammer, she acts as a guest lecturer and collaboration coach, and has individually adjudicated various festivals and competitions.

Ms. Satoh holds two Bachelor of Music degrees with distinction from the University of Colorado in Violin and Voice Performance under the teaching of Lina Bahn (Corigliano Quartet) and Patrick Mason. In the rare spare moment, she loves to read/watch memoirs, eat home-cooked meals (made by herself or others; she is non-discriminant), be outdoors, and embark on adventures with friends.

Entrepreneur, activist, and musician, Elizabeth Newkirk encompasses thoughtfulness and artistry in all of her work, performances, and collaborations. She is the co-founding pianist of Bow & Hammer, her primary ensemble in which she serves as the Artistic Director. With Bow & Hammer, she explores her passion for duo repertoire of the early 20th century, while balancing it with new and standard works. Extremely inspired by the slow-food movement, she is dedicated to creating concerts that can mirror the thoughtfulness and thoroughness of the food movement, furthermore creating a relevancy for new audiences, meaningful experiences, and a camaraderie among other disciplines. “IndustryNight” and “Élevé ,” are just two examples of presentations by Bow & Hammer that feature a wide range of disciplines, artists, and small businesses in Chicago. Newkirk is equally versed in duo collaboration with voice. Passionate about art song and opera, she is a collaborative pianist for the vocal department at the Chicago College of the Performing Arts. There, she serves as a staff pianist, vocal coach, and rehearsal pianist for recitals, opera rehearsals, and productions. With Bow & Hammer, other chamber ensembles, and mixed genres, she has premiered new works, performed with mixed media and multiple disciplines, supported new projects, and remains a part of a diverse network that includes traditional institutions as well as new organizations. Growing up on her family farm in Indiana, Newkirk came to Chicago to pursue studies in Piano Performance. She received her MM from Roosevelt University with a minor in Collaborative Piano where she studied with Ludmila Lazar, Dana Brown and Angela Yoffe. Receiving her BA from Columbia College, she studied under pianist/composer Sebastian Huydts and jazz with Dennis Luxion. Additionally, she has had the privilege to work with Mary Sauer, Winston Choi, Cliff Colnot, and Sylvia Wang. Newkirk currently is on faculty at Columbia College Chicago. When not in the thick of rehearsals or performance, Newkirk enjoys cooking, supporting her colleagues, and of course, running with her cattle dog, Lady.

Entrepreneur, activist, and musician, Elizabeth Newkirk encompasses thoughtfulness and artistry in all of her work, performances, and collaborations. She is the co-founding pianist of Bow & Hammer, her primary ensemble in which she serves as the Artistic Director. With Bow & Hammer, she explores her passion for duo repertoire of the early 20th century, while balancing it with new and standard works. Extremely inspired by the slow-food movement, she is dedicated to creating concerts that can mirror the thoughtfulness and thoroughness of the food movement, furthermore creating a relevancy for new audiences, meaningful experiences, and a camaraderie among other disciplines. “IndustryNight” and “Élevé ,” are just two examples of presentations by Bow & Hammer that feature a wide range of disciplines, artists, and small businesses in Chicago.

Newkirk is equally versed in duo collaboration with voice. Passionate about art song and opera, she is a collaborative pianist for the vocal department at the Chicago College of the Performing Arts. There, she serves as a staff pianist, vocal coach, and rehearsal pianist for recitals, opera rehearsals, and productions. With Bow & Hammer, other chamber ensembles, and mixed genres, she has premiered new works, performed with mixed media and multiple disciplines, supported new projects, and remains a part of a diverse network that includes traditional institutions as well as new organizations.

Growing up on her family farm in Indiana, Newkirk came to Chicago to pursue studies in Piano Performance. She received her MM from Roosevelt University with a minor in Collaborative Piano where she studied with Ludmila Lazar, Dana Brown and Angela Yoffe. Receiving her BA from Columbia College, she studied under pianist/composer Sebastian Huydts and jazz with Dennis Luxion. Additionally, she has had the privilege to work with Mary Sauer, Winston Choi, Cliff Colnot, and Sylvia Wang. Newkirk currently is on faculty at Columbia College Chicago. When not in the thick of rehearsals or performance, Newkirk enjoys cooking, supporting her colleagues, and of course, running with her cattle dog, Lady.

Earlier Event: December 3
Holidayz at Dearborn Denim
Later Event: February 6
IndustryNight 4.3