WFMT’s Introductions Celebrates 10 Years at Youth Arts Showcase in Millennium Park


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CHICAGO – Sept. 21, 2018 – Classical WFMT, Chicago’s classical music radio station, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Introductions program with a live broadcast from the Youth Arts Showcase Fest (YAS!) on Saturday, Sept. 22, 11:00 a.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Introductions host and producer Michael San Gabino will emcee the event featuring the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and Chicago Children’s Choir. Gabino will also interview two students from each organization.

For the last decade, Introductions has featured the Chicago area’s talented pre-college musicians every Saturday morning on-air at WFMT, online at and, more recently, on Facebook Live.

Introductions’ 10th anniversary coincides with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ Year of Creative Youth, a citywide celebration of Chicago’s young artists and the mentors who inspire them. The YAS! fest is free and open to the public and runs until 7:00 p.m. on the Millennium Park campus.

RSVP to the Facebook event here.

“The Party Starter,” by Jonathan Bailey Holland
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

“Grand Slam Jam,” by Duke Ellington
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (feat. CYSO Jazz Musicians)

“La Conga del Fuego Nuevo,” by Arturo Márquez
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

South African Medley
Chicago Children’s Choir

“We All Live Here,” by W. Mitchell Owens III
Chicago Children’s Choir

“I Need You to Survive,” by Hezekiah Walker
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras; Chicago Children’s Choir

About WFMT
WFMT, founded in 1951, is one of the nation’s most respected classical music radio stations, available on-air at WFMT, online at, and via app on Apple and Android mobile devices. WFMT showcases superlative programs, concerts, and live events – broadcasts from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Music Festival, the Metropolitan Opera, Ravinia Festival, and many more. WFMT is also a leading producer and syndicator of a diverse selection of outstanding musical series, including Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin, the Beethoven Network, and the Jazz Network. Connect with WFMT on Facebook and Twitter.