Featuring: Emily Seaberry Graef (flute), Anita Graef (piano) and Julian Graef (violin, viola)
The Juliani Ensemble, a highly acclaimed chamber music ensemble comprised of world class musicians, has delighted audiences with inventive, energetic chamber music concerts since its inception in 1999. As a performing partner at the Chicago Cultural Center in Preston Bradley Hall, the Juliani Ensemble performed to enthusiastic, appreciative audiences for over twenty years. They built a dedicated following and have garnered critical praise, including in the Chicago Tribune and other publications. Recent appearances include performances for “Concerts from the Library of Congress,” residencies at the University of Missouri, Epiphany Center for the Arts, next season at Washington and Lee University, live radio features on 98.7 WFMT, and engagements both nationally and internationally.
The core of the ensemble is comprised primarily of members of the multi generational Graef family musicians. Many of their Grammy-winning ensemble members are affiliated with organizations such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Eastman School of Music, and more. The Juliani Ensemble programming stays fresh and fluid as our concerts feature international players in addition to the family core.
The Juliani Ensemble’s mission is to spread the joy of music through performance, education, outreach and artistry of the highest level.