Abby Cox, a junior at DePaul University in Chicago, Ill. hands out programs at the entrance to DePaul’s Concert Hall Tuesday, January 27, 2009. The concert was put on by the music school and performed by the Faculty Chamber Orchestra, with special guest Walter Schwede. The concert, which was free and open to the public, drew a diverse crowd of students, families, and music lovers.Stephen Balderston (left) and Walter Schwede (right) exchange a laugh on January 27, 2009 before beginning the concert with Trio No. 1 Op. 71 by Franz Danzi. Balderston plays the cello and Schwede plays the violin. The trio delivered the cheerful piece with perfection. Balderston teaches cello and is the strings coordinator at DePaul.
Mary Stopler, on stage at DePaul's Concert Hall on January 27, 2009, accompanies a trio on the flute. Stopler, who teaches flute at the DePaul Music School is familiar with DePaul's concert stage, having taught there since 1986. Stopler was flawless in her execution when performing Trio No. 1 Op. 71 by Franz Danzi.
Waiting for his cue. In the second performance of the night on January 27, 2009 at DePaul University's Concert Hall. Walter Schwede, the special guest of the night, added color to the performance of Antonin Dvořák's Trio in E Minor Op. 90, when he plucked his violin strings to give the piece its intended folk-sounding feel.
Getting her head into it. Aglika Angelova (left) accompanies Stephen Balderston (right) at DePaul's Concert Hall on January 27, 2009. The trio performed Antonin Dvořák's Trio in E Minor Op. 90. Both musicians delivered moving performances on stage, showing emotion yet playing with focus.