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Live from WFMT

Enjoy weekly, full-length concerts Live from WFMT’s Levin Studio.

Live from WFMT, the station’s full-length recital series, presents weekly music and conversation from October through June. The program draws on the rich community of Chicago-based musicians as well as a roster of international artists who are visiting the city. Each two-hour program is performed live in WFMT’s state-of-the-art Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio.

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Behzod Abduraimov

October 23, 2017

Tonight we present pianist Behzod Abduraimov recorded live in concert on August 21, 2017, from Ravinia’s Martin Theater. Included on the program are works by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, and Prokofiev.

Kontras Quartet

October 16, 2017

Kontras, WFMT’s Ensemble-In-Residence, joins us in performance for this Live From WFMT broadcast with a program entitled “Roots” – classical music that references folk styles. Kontras Quartet Dmitri Pogorelov, violin Francois Henkins, violin Ben Weber, viola Jean Hatmaker, cello

Robert Chen & George Vatchnadze

October 9, 2017

Violinist and CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen along with pianist George Vatchnadze join us live in the Levin Studio with a program of Mozart, Ravel, Brahms and Kreisler.

Orion Ensemble

October 2, 2017

The Orion Ensemble returns to the Levin Performance Studio with a program entitled A Beautiful Oboe and Friends.

The Strangers

September 25, 2017

The early music ensemble The Strangers present music for the High Holidays, including music of little-known Italian/Jewish composer Salomone Rossi. The Strangers Allison Selby Cook, soprano Josh R. Pritchett, alto/tenor Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor Constantine Novotny, baritone Joel Spears, theorbo

Matthew Hagle

June 26, 2017

Pianist Matthew Hagle continues his Beethoven cycle.

KAIA String Quartet

June 5, 2017

WFMT’s Ensemble in Residence joins us in the Levin Studio with music of Latin America.

Inna Faliks

May 29, 2017

Pianist Inna Faliks joins us in the Levin Studio with excerpts from her Re-imagine Beethoven and Ravel Project.

Civitas & Gipsy Way

May 22, 2017

The combined forces of Civitas and Gipsy Way perform live from the Levin Performance Studio with works of Brahms, Sarasate, Sommer and more…

Pianist Daniel Schlosberg Plays Schubert, Silvestrov, and More

May 15, 2017

Pianist Daniel Schlosberg returns to the WFMT Levin Performance Studio with to play the following program: Franz Schubert: Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946 Carl Ruggles: Evocations, 4 Chants for Piano Ludwig van Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 Francis Poulenc: Les soirées de Nazelles Valentin Silvestrov: Der Bote

Janet Sung & Friends

May 8, 2017

Violinist Janet Sung joins us in the Levin Performance studio with some musical friends.

Black Tulip

May 1, 2017

Early music ensemble Black Tulip returns to the Levin Performance Studio with a program entitled Tulipmania.

Wicker Park Choral Singers

April 24, 2017

The Wicker Park Choral Singers return to the Levin Studio for a live performance.

Ilya Kaler & Susan Merdinger

April 10, 2017

Recorded live in the Levin Performance studio, Violinist Ilya Kaler and pianist Susan Merdinger present an all Beethoven Program.

Magdalena Baczewska In Recital

April 3, 2017

Pianist Magdalena Stern-Baczewska performs Chopin.

Vassily Primakov: Tribute to Vera Gornostaeva

March 27, 2017

Recorded live in concert at Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University, Russian pianist Vassily Primakov pays tribute to his mentor Vera Gornostaeva.

The Orion Ensemble

March 20, 2017

The Orion Ensemble returns to the Levin Performance Studio along with guest violist Stephen Boe for a program entitled Connections.

William Cernota, cello & Eric Weimer, piano

March 13, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago orchestral member, cellist William Cernota with veteran Lyric Opera pianist Eric Wiemer present a program of Grieg, Janacek, Kodaly and Barber.

International Chamber Artists

March 6, 2017

International Chamber Artists performing live from WFMT’s Levin Studio

The 2017 Grammy Honorees

October 30, 2017

The 2017 Grammy season was an exciting one for Chicago chamber music with Third Coast Percussion, the Lincoln Trio, and Spektral Quartet securing three of the five nominations for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance with Third Coast Percussion bringing home the win. Tonight, all three ensembles will join us from a special location in the WTTW studios.

eighth blackbird

November 27, 2017

Described by the Chicago Tribune as “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet,” are in no shortage of accolades. Their impressive list of accomplishment include 4 Grammy Awards, a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, a Chamber Music America’s inaugural Visionary Award, and Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year. They join us again in the ...