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      WHAT
      WFMT Bach Organ Project – A Ten Concert Series

      WHERE
      Multiple locations throughout the Chicago and suburban area

      WHEN
      September 21 – October 26, 2014 / Concert times vary

      COST
      $175 for the entire 10 concert series (Individual concert registrations are also available). Please note: STUDENT discount not applicable on Ten Concert Series price.

      The organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach are widely revered as the greatest collection of pieces of music ever composed for a single instrument. WFMT's Bach Organ Project will feature live performances of all Bach's organ works in one historic performance series. Some of the finest organists in the country have been invited to participate in performing over 900 minutes of music! Artists include Nathan Laube, David Schrader, Stephen Alltop, Bruce Barber, Michael Costello and many others performing on magnificent organs across the Chicago and suburban area.

      The cost for the entire series is $175. Series registrations are transferrable*. Individual concert registrations are also available at $25 each and $15 for students by entering the promo code STUDENT during checkout (except for the Saturday, September 27 concert which is $60 each and $30 for students; this is an extended concert that includes a boxed lunch). Please note: STUDENT discount not applicable on Ten Concert Series price.

      For questions, please call (773)279-2120 or email jmangialardi@wfmt.com.

      *Please note: Tickets will not be issued for these events. Your name will be placed on a registration list.

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      WHAT
      WFMT Bach Organ Project - Concert #4

      WHERE
      Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
      1100 East 55th Street
      Chicago, IL 60615

      WHEN
      Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7:30 pm

      Organist: David Schrader

      Individual Concert Cost: $25.00
      Individual Concert Cost for Student: $15.00 (enter the promo code STUDENT at checkout)

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      WHAT
      WFMT Bach Organ Project - Concert #5

      WHERE
      First United Church of Oak Park
      848 Lake Street
      Oak Park, IL 60301

      WHEN
      Sunday, October 5, 2014, 4:00 pm

      Organists: Fox Valley AGO Chapter Members Recital—Marsha Foxgrover, Dennis Northway, Timothy Spelbring, Jared Stellmacher, Elizabeth Waldon, and Edward Zimmerman

      Individual Concert Cost: $25.00
      Individual Concert Cost for Student: $15.00 (enter promo code STUDENT at checkout)

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      WHAT
      WFMT Bach Organ Project - Concert #6

      WHERE
      Alice Millar Chapel
      1870 Sheridan Road
      Evanston, IL 60208

      WHEN
      Friday, October 10, 2014, 7:30 pm

      Organist: Stephen Alltop

      Individual Concert Cost: $25.00
      Individual Concert Cost for Student: $15.00 (enter the promo code STUDENT at checkout)

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      WHAT
      Serosun Farms Fall Festival & Concert

      WHERE
      Serosun Farms 45 W 489 Berner Road
      Hampshire, IL 60140

      WHEN
      Saturday, October 11, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Complimentary Admission & Refreshments

      Join fellow WFMT listeners for Serosun Farm’s Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 11th. Serosun Farms will host hard hat model home tours, golf cart site tours, organic garden tours, hayrides, and a live folk concert featuring Spuytin Duyvil hosted by WFMT’s very own Rich Warren.  We hope that you can join us at Serosun Farms, the Chicago area’s newest conservation and organic lifestyle community in the heart of Kane County.

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      WHAT
      WFMT Bach Organ Project - Concert #7

      WHERE
      Grace Lutheran Church
      7300 Division Street
      River Forest, IL 60305

      WHEN
      Sunday, October 12, 2014, 3:00 pm

      Organist: Michael Costello

      Individual Concert Cost: $25.00
      Individual Concert Cost for Student: $15.00 (enter promo code STUDENT at checkout)

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      WHAT
      WFMT Bach Organ Project - Concert #8

      WHERE
      Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago
      5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue
      Chicago, IL 60637

      WHEN
      Friday, October 17, 2014, 7:30 pm

      Organist: David Schrader

      Presented in artistic partnership with Rockefeller Chapel.

      Individual Concert Cost: $25.00
      Individual Concert Cost for Student: $15.00 (enter promo code STUDENT at checkout)

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      WHAT
      All Day Immersion: Maria Callas
      with Henry Fogel

      WHERE
      Roosevelt University
      Ganz Hall, 7th Floor
      430 S. Michigan Avenue
      Chicago, IL 60605

      WHEN
      Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:00 am

      Maria Callas was one of the most important opera singers of the 20th century. In this immersion, Henry Fogel will examine her career from the beginning to the end, with many live performance recordings and some videos as well. Mr. Fogel will analyze both her musical and her dramatic strengths, and will draw from his own collection, which includes every recording of Callas that was ever issued.

      Henry Fogel is the Dean of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He has served as the Senior Advisor to the League of American Orchestras, the President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, the Executive Director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. and has been on the Board of Overseers of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Executive Committee of the Avery Fisher Artist Program, and the Honorary Board of the Institute for the Study of Black Music at Columbia College Chicago among others. In 2007, he was cited for “outstanding contributions to and accomplishments in the field of music education” by the Eastern Division of the National Association for Music Education.

      The cost for the all day Immersion is $150, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The student price is $50. For more information call
      (773) 279-2120 or email jmangialardi@wfmt.com.

      *Please note: Tickets will not be issued for these events. Your name will be placed on a registration list.

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      WHAT
      WFMT Bach Organ Project - Concert #9

      WHERE
      Alice Millar Chapel
      1870 Sheridan Road
      Evanston, IL 60208

      WHEN
      Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 pm

      Organists: North Shore AGO Chapter Members Recital—James Brown, Eric Budzynski, William Crowle, Mary Gifford, Merlin Lehman, Robert McConnell, Kevin McKelvie, Derek Nickels, and Jay Peterson, Organists

      Individual Concert Cost: $25.00
      Individual Concert Cost for Student: $15.00 (enter promo code STUDENT at checkout)

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      WHAT
      WFMT Bach Organ Project - Concert #10

      WHERE
      Madonna Della Strada Chapel
      1032 W. Sheridan Road
      Chicago, IL 60660

      WHEN
      Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:30 pm

      Organists: Chicago AGO Chapter Members Recital - Steven Betancourt, Richard Hoskins, David Jonies, John Ligda, Elizabeth Naegele, Phillip Kloeckner, Patricia Spencer, and John Sherer.

      Individual Concert Cost: $25.00
      Individual Concert Cost for Student: $15.00 (enter promo code STUDENT at checkout)

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      WHAT
      Classical Music Goes to the Movies
      with John Tibbets

      WHERE
      WFMT Studios
      5400 N. St. Louis Ave. Chicago, IL 60625

      WHEN
      Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:00 am

      Cost: $150.00

      There is always a STORY in HISTORY.

      The lives and music of the great classical and popular composers have been the grist for filmmakers since the earliest days of the film medium. What we know comes as much from film and television as from the history books. “Story” and “History” are interchangeable. As Peter Shaffer said about the controversy surrounding AMADEUS’ historical inaccuracies, “Our concern…was not with facts but the undeniable laws of drama.”

      Author and broadcaster John C. Tibbets will lead discussions and screenings that will test “history” against “story” in movies and documentaries. Some of the classical and popular composers featured in film clips are Frederic Chopin, Franz Schubert, Stephen Foster, Frederick Delius, Franz Liszt, George Gershwin, and Robert Schumann.

      The cost for the all day Immersion is $150, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information call (773) 279-2120 or email jmangialardi@wfmt.com.

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      WHAT
      Early Music with Ellen Hargis

      WHERE
      Northeastern Illinois University Alumni Hall
      3701 W. Bryn Mawr Chicago, IL 60625

      WHEN
      Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 am

      Cost: $150.00
      (Student price: $50.00)

      Ellen Hargis, soprano and early music specialist, will share with us her expertise on the great music from the baroque period. Handel, Scarlatti, Monteverdi, Rameau, Vivaldi and many others will be featured. She will also discuss the important styles of music that evolved during the baroque: opera, chamber and orchestral.

      The cost for the all day Immersion is $150, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The student price is $50. For more information call (773) 279-2120 or email jmangialardi@wfmt.com.

      Regarding parking: Event parking is in Lot F only, in front of the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center. Enter from the north via the campus access road at 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue or from the south at 3600 W. Foster Ave.

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      WHAT
      Latin American Rhapsody with Elbio Barilari

      WHERE
      WFMT Studios
      5400 N. St. Louis Ave. Chicago, IL 60625

      WHEN
      Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00 am

      Cost: $150.00
      (Student price: $50.00)

      Join our host, Elbio Barilari, on an exotic tour of Latin American and Iberian Music. We will begin our journey with music from the Mayans, Incas and Aztecs and will continue through the Colonial period to the 21st century. Composers such as Manuel de Falla, Isaac Albeniz, Manuel Ponce and Heitor Villa-Lobos will be highlighted. To enhance the day, music performed by the Kaia String Quartet will demonstrate how folk and popular music give color and flavor to Hispanic music. It’s a day you can’t miss.

      The cost for the all day Immersion is $150, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The student price is $50. For more information call (773) 279-2120 or email jmangialardi@wfmt.com.

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      WHAT
      Unknown Gems with Lawrence Rapchak
      and Peter van de Graaff

      WHERE
      WFMT Studios
      5400 N. St. Louis Ave. Chicago, IL 60625

      WHEN
      Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9:00 am

      Cost: $150.00
      (Student price: $50.00)

      Join Lawrence Rapchak and Peter van de Graaff, who share a passion for great, undiscovered music, on our last immersion of the season: “Hidden Gems.” They will share with us their favorite undiscovered masterpieces. Come with your list of our favorites and see how they compare with these experts.

      The cost for the all day Immersion is $150, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The student price is $50. For more information call (773) 279-2120 or email jmangialardi@wfmt.com.

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