Day of Music

Day of Music

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington in Chicago


Join 98.7WFMT as we celebrate our 60th birthday with an unforgettable all-day broadcast. We begin by welcoming violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Corky Siegel and his Chamber Blues Quartet, and the Rembrandt Chamber Players to Levin Studio. Then from 10:00 am onward, we're live from Preston Bradley Hall with guest artists including opera star Nicole Cabell, keyboardist David Schrader, the Avalon Quartet, and many more. Plus, watch your favorite WFMT hosts broadcasting live from the Preston Bradley Hall stage.

This is a free event.

Live appearances by:

Soprano Nicole Cabell
Tenor René Barbera
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine
Trumpeter/composer Orbert Davis
Keyboardist David Schrader
CSO cellist Brant Taylor
Duo-pianists Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem
Jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson
Exploring Music host Bill McGlaughlin
The Avalon Quartet

The Lincoln Trio with the world premiere of music written especially for WFMT by Stacy Garrop
The Chicago Chamber Musicians
The Music Institute of Chicago's Academy Chamber Orchestra
Rich Warren, host of The Midnight Special, Folkstage, and Sweet Folk Chicago
Singer-songwriters Jamie O’Reilly, Michael Smith and Lee Murdock


Harris Bank

WFMT's 60th Anniversary Day of Music is made possible in part by Lead Sponsor BMO Harris Bank.

Major funding from the corporate community is provided by Illinois Tool Works, Inc., Tiffany & Co., Park Hyatt Chicago, and Shure Incorporated. Generous support is also provided by the Crown Family; Andi and Jim Gordon, The Edgewater Funds; Joan W. Harris and the Irving Harris Foundation; Susan and Richard Kiphart; Alexandra and John Nichols; and Patrick and Shirley Ryan. (as of 11/10/2011)

Presented in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture. For more information visit