Lucile Evans Music Festival

Join us November 18-23 for the Lucile Evans Music Festival, a week-long celebration of classical music. Evening masterclasses and public concerts will be presented by a group of distinguished guest artists. Experience firsthand how a master teacher’s instruction can shape a student’s musical skills, technique, and musicianship. Not a musician? These classes will address your curiosities about how musicians develop into master performers!


ElifMonday, November 18 at 6pm:  

Piano masterclass with Elif Allenfort

A guest artist during Project 88’s first season, Elif Allenfort is praised for her versatility as a chamber musician and soloist.


Tuesday, November 19 at 6pm:  

Piano masterclass with Élider DiPaula

Lauded by the Chicago Tribune as a “highly personable, exceptionally talented pianist,” Élider DiPaula leads Project 88 as Executive and Artistic Director.

Aaron and DonaldWednesday, November 20 at 6pm:    

Collaborative masterclass with baritone Aaron Agulay and pianist Donald Lee

Described by the Baltimore Sun as having “…strong sound and stage craft…an acting baritone,” Aaron Agulay has extensive performing experience worldwide.  Donald Lee’s skills at the piano encompass the full spectrum, highlighting his talents as soloist, chamber musician, and collaborator. During this masterclass, students will receive coaching related to artistry and collaboration techniques for voice and piano.


Thursday, November 21 at 6pm:    

Student recital
Masterclass students will be provided the opportunity to present a shared public recital.

Friday, November 22 at 6pm:    

Artists in Residence Recital
Project 88 welcomes baritone Aaron Agulay and returning guest artist Donald Lee for this special performance during the Lucile Evans Music Festival. These two talented artists will perform works by Schumann, Ravel, Barber, and Hoiby, in addition to premiering a new work composed by Artistic Director Élider DiPaula.

Aaron Agulay, baritone
Donald Lee, piano

Saturday, November 23 at 6pm Final Recital of 2019 Season

Chamber Music Recital
Project 88's Lucile Evans Music Festival comes to a close with this performance of various chamber music ensembles for flute, clarinet, string quartet, and harp. Composers highlighted will be Florence Price, Muczynski, Ravel, and Caplet.

Dominic Dagostino, flute
DaJuan Brooks, clarinet
Caitlin Edwards, violin
Kyle Dickson, violin
Seth Pae, viola
Francisco Malespin, cello
Jordan Thomas, harp


Masterclasses are free and open to the public. Interested in participating? Students will be selected through a video recording audition; no age limit and no audition fee required. Video application deadline is October 1, 2019. For more information "Apply Here" (botão redirecionando para o formulário de inscrição)