March 29 – April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021, 12:00 pm

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Wendy Warner, cello

Monday, March 29 — Wendy Warner

Cellist Wendy Warner, a protégé of Mstislav Rostropovich, and Camerata Chicago, conducted by Drostan Hall, present Franz Joseph Haydn’s two essential Cello Concertos, harmoniously paired with a genuine rarity: the Cello Concerto of Czech composer Josef Mysliveček, a Haydn contemporary.


Cello Concerto in C major by Josef Mysliveček

Tuesday, March 30 —  Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

This month, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra continued its popular “IPO Reimagined” virtual season with the orchestra’s first‐ever solo concert series filmed in its home venue, Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights. The hour‐long concert spotlighted six IPO musicians.


Prelude from Solo Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by J.S. Bach (Kerena Moeller, cello)
Concert Étude No. 3, Un Sospiro by Franz Liszt (Marilyn Bourgeois, piano)

Wednesday, March 31 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Feder Duo

Praised for his “intensely personal and sweepingly romantic” style, Abraham Feder is the Assistant Principal Cello of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Cheryl Losey Feder has earned distinction as one of America’s leading harpists, receiving national and international awards, and performing in diverse settings around the world.

Music of J.S. Bach, Johann Strauss, Henriette Renié, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Eric Bahena Figueroa

Thursday, April 1 — Introductions: Music of  Ulysses Kay

We hear music by American composer Ulysses Kay performed by young artists on WFMT’s Introductions series. 18-year-old violist Bella Kim is a senior at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. Bassoonist Eric Bahena Figueroa, 18, is a senior at Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville.


Bassoon Sonatina by Ulysses Kay
Viola Sonatina by Ulysses Kay

(Photo: Nate Ryan)

Friday, April 2 Impromptu Encore: Cantus

The men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is widely known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming, and riveting performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Cantus made their debut on WFMT’s Impromptu series in 2014 with selections from their recording A Harvest Home.


Traditional Hymns and Folk Songs

Monday, April 5 — St. Charles Singers

The St. Charles Singers celebrate the simple beauty of folk music on Bushes and Briars. The title song is one of twenty-five arrangements compiled in Books 1 and 2 of Folk Songs for Choirs (Oxford Press), edited by John Rutter. Some of the finest choral arrangements of both British and American folk songs are found in this collection.


Traditional Folk Songs