On Monday May 28, 2018, WFMT staff and listeners gathered at Theater on the Lake to celebrate Memorial Day, enjoying the beautiful weather and some great music at our first ever beach party. From 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, hosts Maggie Clennon Reberg and David Polk, WFMT's program director, treated everyone soaking up the sun with some of their favorite music to both honor those who have served our country for Memorial Day and celebrate the unofficial start of summer. We were delighted to start the morning with a live performance by plucked string player Brandon Acker, who shared selections on his baroque guitar. In the video below, Acker plays "Las Folias de España" by Gaspar Sanz.
Later in the day, we were joined by flutist Eugenia Moliner and harpist Marguerite Lynn Williams, who shared more live music by Chicago's lakefront. Check out photos from throughout the day below.