Monday, December 13 — WFMT’s 70th Anniversary Celebration
Join Classical WFMT for a Day of Celebration, featuring a special line-up of live music to commemorate our 70th anniversary. We will broadcast from Northeastern Illinois University’s Jewel Box Recital Hall with special performances from some of your favorite artists, including Music of the Baroque, Haymarket Opera, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Lincoln String Quartet, and more.
Tuesday, December 14 — Chicago Choral Artists
Chicago Choral Artists is an ensemble of dedicated musicians that has been presenting innovative music making to Chicago audiences for over 40 years. CCA continually seeks to present excellent interpretations of engaging repertoire, creating a vibrant thread of music which connects the director, the singers, and the audience.
Serenity (O magnum mysterium) by Ola Gjeilo
Christmas Night by John Rutter
Wednesday, December 15 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Hyejin Cho
Pianist Hyejin Cho is a highly active performer with recent concerts across the United States, Germany, Italy, Austria, England, Japan, and Korea. Her enthusiasm for Robert Schumann led her to develop a concert series of his piano works, a project that she has presented in six different states.
Music of Cécile Chaminade and Robert Schumann
Thursday, December 16 — Camerata Chicago
Founded in 2003 by conductor Drostan Hall, Camerata Chicago is a chamber orchestra equally at home in intimate settings as well as in larger chamber music venues, performing the rich tapestry of diverse chamber orchestral repertoire that includes newly commissioned works.
Finale from Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551, Jupiter by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Friday, December 17 – Impromptu Encore: Sergey Khachatryan, Alisa Weilerstein, and Inon Barnatan
Originally broadcast in May 2019, this outstanding performance from WFMT’s Levin Studio features violinist Sergey Khachatryan, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and pianist Inon Barnatan in one of Beethoven’s piano trios.
Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, Ghost by Ludwig van Beethoven