Monday, January 6 — Chicago Latino Music Festival: René Izquierdo
Cuban guitarist René Izquierdo performed in November as part of the 2019 Chicago Latino Music Festival. His program at the Old Town School of Folk Music was a musical journey through several generations of Latin American composers.
Five Cuban Contradanzas by Samuel Ignacio Cervantes
Tuesday, January 7 — Newberry Consort: Musick for Severall Friends
The Newberry Consort brings together musicians of the highest caliber to create accessible and historically-informed performances of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music. The ensemble’s album “Music for Severall Friends” is a compilation of vocal and instrumental works from 17th-century England.
Suite in G minor by Matthew Locke
Wednesday, January 8 — Pianist Natalie Vargas Nedvetsky at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert
Natalie Vargas Nedvetsky is originally from Chicago and has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. As an avid solo and chamber performing artist, she has won many prizes, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition.
Klavierstücke, Op. 119 by Johannes Brahms
Visions Fugitives, Op. 22 by Sergei Prokofiev
Thursday, January 9 — WFMT Impromptu with the Duo Tal & Groethuysen
The Israeli pianist Yaara Tal and her German partner Andreas Groethuysen are one of the world’s leading piano duos. They will visit WFMT for a live performance, previewing their concert the following evening at the University of Chicago.
To be announced
Friday, January 10 — Violinist Noelle Naito on WFMT’s Introductions
17-year-old violinist Noelle Naito performed live on WFMT’s Introductions series in December. She is a Merit Scholarship Fellow at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy, a training center for advanced pre-college musicians. She was joined by pianist Milana Pavchinskaya.
Tzigane by Maurice Ravel