April 6 – April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020, 12:00 pm

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Aizuri Quartet (Photo: Shervin Lainez)

Nicholas Kraemer (Photo: CSO)

Monday, April 6— Music of the Baroque

Music of the Baroque’s principal guest conductor since 2002, Nicholas Kraemer began his career as a harpsichordist, quickly moving from playing continuo at the back of the orchestra to directing from the harpsichord at the front. Kraemer led the MOB orchestra in concertos by Bach and Telemann in this concert recording from 2011.


Concerto for 3 Violins in F Major from Tafelmusik by Georg Philipp Telemann

Tuesday, April 7 — Guitarist René Izquierdo at the Chicago Latino Music Festival

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 Ignacio Cervantes

Wednesday, April 8 Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: From the Archives

Since forming in 2010, the Neave Trio – violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura – has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-­edge performances. This is a rebroadcast of the Neave Trio’s performance in July 2018 at the Chicago Cultural Center.


Music of Debussy and Piazzolla

Thursday, April 9 — Camerata Chicago

Founded in 2003, Camerata Chicago is a chamber orchestra equally at home in intimate settings as well as in larger venues, performing the rich tapestry of diverse chamber orchestral repertoire that includes newly commissioned works. Their album from 2007 featured music of the 18th-century composers Johann and Carl Stamitz.


Sinfonia Concertante in D major by Carl Stamitz

(Photo: Shervin Lainez)

Friday, April 10 – Impromptu Encore with the Aizuri Quartet

In January 2020, WFMT’s Impromptu Series welcomed the award-winning Aizuri Quartet to our studios for a stunning live performance. We share it with you in this encore broadcast.


Music of Beethoven, Gesualdo, and Haydn