Wednesdays at 12:15 pm
From the Chicago Cultural Center, hear weekly live concerts.
Each week WFMT goes live to the Chicago Cultural Center for concerts with emerging artists from around the world, produced by the International Music Foundation. Some shows offer solo recitals while others feature ensembles. The concerts take place beneath the world’s largest Tiffany-domed ceiling, part of a landmark building that originally housed the Chicago Public Library. The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are named for British pianist Myra Hess who organized some 1,700 free lunchtime concerts for Londoners during World War II, in the years of nightly air raids.
The Dame Myra Hess 40th Anniversary Concert with the Vermeer & Arianna String Quartets
The combined forces of the Vermeer and Arianna String Quartets present a single work on today’s program, the Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat Major, Op.20 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts. Vermeer Quartet Shmuel Ashkenasi, Violin Mathias Tacke, Violin Richard Young, Viola Nicole Johnson, Cello Arianna String Quartet John McGrosso, Violin Julia Sakharova, Violin Joanna ...
Milton String Quartet
The 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize and Senior String Division Gold Medal winners, the Milton String Quartet present a program of Mozart and Mendelssohn live for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Milton String Quartet Maïthéna Girault, Violin Roman Fraser, Violin Evan Robinson, Viola Joshua Morris, Cello
Pianist Yingying Su performs works of Bolcom and Brahms under the Tiffany glass dome from the Chicago Cultural Center. Live on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts.
Korean born pianist Sung Chang performs works of J.S. Bach, Fritz Kreisler, Frank Churchill and Vincent Youmans live under the Tiffany dome at the Chicago Cultural Center for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert.
Gaudete Brass with Red Star Brass at Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
Join us live from the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park for the IMF Chicago Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert with the Gaudete Brass and Red Star Brass performing music of Paul Hindemith, Stacy Garrop, Anthony Plog and Gabrieli.
Adam Zukiewicz, Piano
Pianist Adam Kukiewicz live in recital from Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert.
Kinga Augustin & Kalina Mrmevska
On today’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert, Polish born violinist Kinga Augustyn along with pianist Kalina Mrmevska perform music of Prokofiev and Kreisler.
Sahun Hong, Piano
Ravinia’s Steans Institute fellow pianist Sahun Hong performs works of Kirchner, Ravel and Chopin for today’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert.
Maria Ioudenitch, Violin & Renana Gutman, Piano
Ravinia Steans Institute fellow violinist Maria Ioudentich and collaborative pianist Renana Gutman join us live under the Tiffany Dome of Preston Bradley Hall with music of Beethoven, Dvorák, Mozart and Tchaikovsky for today’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Broadcast.
Eva León & Olga Vinokur
Spanish violinist Eva León and pianist Olga Vinokur join us live from the Chicago Cultural Center with music of Turina, Albania and Rodrigo.
The Fuego Saxophone Quartet presents music of Bach, Bozza, Gotkovsky and more for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert live from Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. Fuego Quartet Nicki Roman, Soprano Saxophone Erik Elmgren, Alto Saxophone Harrison Clarke, Tenor Saxophone Gabriel Piqué, Baritone Saxophone