April 13 – April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020, 12:00 pm

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Pianist Alon Goldstein (Photo: Jiyang Chen)

(Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

Monday, April 13 — 2020 CSO Young Artist Competition Winner: Violinist Isabella Brown

The winner of the 2020 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition was 17-year-old violinist Isabella Brown of Gurnee. She performed the first movement from Beethoven’s Violin Concerto during the final round of the competition at Symphony Center on March 7 with Michael Christie conducting the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.


Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, I. “Allegro ma non troppo” by Ludwig van Beethoven

Tuesday, April 14 —  Introductions Encore: Violinist Noelle Naito

17-year-old violinist Noelle Naito performed live on WFMT’s Introductions series in December 2019. 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

Avalon String Quartet (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

Wednesday, April 15 Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: From the Archives

Described by the Chicago Tribune as “an ensemble that invites you — ears, mind, and spirit — into its music,” the Avalon String Quartet has established itself as one of the country’s leading chamber music ensembles. This is a rebroadcast of the quartet’s 2018 performance at the Chicago Cultural Center.


Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes from Five Folk Songs by Florence Price
String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Thursday, April 16 — Pacifica Quartet: Souvenirs of Spain & Italy

The Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet and multiple Grammy-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin join forces for an uncommon album of music for strings and guitar from the Baroque to the mid-20th century.


La Oración del Torero, Op. 34 by Joaquin Turina

(Photo: Jiyang Chen)

Friday, April 17 – Impromptu Encore: Alon Goldstein

Hailed as one of the most original and sensitive artists of his generation, Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein visited WFMT’s Fay and Daniel Levin Studio for a wide-ranging performance and conversation with Kerry Frumkin on September 9, 2019.


Music of Scarlatti, Beethoven, and Ginastera