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
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
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