Monday, September 14 — Civitas Ensemble
On “Alla Zingarese,” the Civitas Ensemble, an enterprising chamber group founded by Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians, teams up with Czech violin virtuoso Pavel Šporcl and his Gipsy Way Ensemble for a groundbreaking collaboration at the crossroads of Western classical and Romani musical traditions.
Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate
Tuesday, September 15 — Music of the Baroque
Every December, Music of the Baroque presents popular concerts showcasing their acclaimed chorus and virtuoso brass ensemble. These performances were recorded live in 2014 and 2017 with guest conductor William Jon Gray.
Canzona Septimi Toni à 8 and Jubilate Deo by Giovanni Gabrieli
Wednesday, September 16 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: From the Archives
Pianist Huiping Cai is one of the most exciting young talents coming from China today. She captured First Prize at the 2019 Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, Connecticut. This is a rebroadcast from July 31, 2019.
Music of Maurice Ravel, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and Frédéric Chopin
Thursday, September 17 — Spektral Quartet
The Spektral Quartet presents their new album “Experiments in Living.” The concept of the programming represents a core tenet of the quartet’s philosophy – that divergent styles of music spanning centuries speak to one another in unexpected and captivating ways.
I. Allegro from String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1 by Johannes Brahms
Friday, September 18 – Impromptu Encore: Catalyst Quartet
Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished,” the Catalyst Quartet is comprised of alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition. In 2013, the ensemble visited WFMT for a live performance.
Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Jessie Montgomery, Paquito D’Rivera, and Maurice Ravel