March 15 – March 19, 2021

March 19, 2021, 12:00 pm

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Ifetayo Ali-Landing

Monday, March 15 — Third Coast Percussion

Grammy Award-winning Third Coast Percussion, celebrated Brazilian guitarist Sérgio Assad, and his daughter, the vibrant vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Clarice Assad, join forces for a collaboratively written program conjuring a dozen universal archetypes — timeless characters shared by cultures around the globe.


Lover from Archetypes by David Skidmore

(Photo: Joe Mazza)

Tuesday, March 16 —  Artemisia

The Chicago-based vocal trio Artemisia (Diana Lawrence, Alexandra Olsavsky, and Kaitlin Foley) harnesses the power of the female voice to tell stories through various traditions. On their debut album, Sounds Like Us, Artemisia takes listeners around the world in a rich sampling of color and contrast.


Hodie aperuit by Hildegard of Bingen
Agnus Dei, Traditional Corsican

Wednesday, March 17 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Civic Orchestra of Chicago String Quartet

Founded in 1919, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago has trained thousands of the nation’s finest emerging professional musicians. Members of the orchestra (Joy Curtain and Genevieve Smelser, violins; Benjamin Wagner, viola; and Najette Abouelhadi, cello) will perform in this live broadcast.

Works by Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Rebecca Clarke, and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

Ifetayo Ali-Landing (Photo: Earl E. Gibson III) and Joshua Mhoon

Thursday, March 18 — Cello and Piano Music by Black Composers

In February on WFMT, two prominent local young performers, cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing and pianist Joshua Mhoon, presented a program of music by Black composers. Both artists have been featured on WFMT’s Introductions series. Ali-Landing now studies at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, and Mhoon is a Lang Lang Foundation Young Scholar.


Three Spirituals by Florence Price

Friday, March 19 – Impromptu Encore: Miriam Fried and Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Institute

In this Impromptu from 2012, violinist Miriam Fried collaborates with a group of talented young musicians from Ravinia’s summer conservatory, the Steans Music Institute.

Music of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bernard Rands, and Franz Schubert