Monday, February 28 — Gregory Hutter
Gregory Hutter is a composer based in Chicago. He has served on the DePaul School of Music faculty, as well as on the music faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Still Life for oboe and orchestra (2004) is based on the concept of a still life painting in which a group of objects are brought together for their pleasing contrasts of shape, color, and texture.
Still Life by Gregory Hutter
Tuesday, March 1 — Chicago Harp Quartet
Founded in 2012, the Chicago Harp Quartet has established itself as the leading harp ensemble in the United States. On the album Soirée d’été, the quartet brings its signature mix of original transcriptions of Baroque, Classical, and Romantic repertoire and new works by the world’s leading composers.
Soirées d’été by Bernard Andrés
Wednesday, March 2 —Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Stephanie Zyzak and Filippo Gorini
Praised for her sensitive and heartfelt playing, violinist Stephanie Zyzak is gaining a reputation as one of the finest musicians of her generation. A passionate chamber artist, she has performed at festivals around the country. Since winning the First Prize at the Telekom-Beethoven Competition in Bonn in 2015, Italian pianist Filippo Gorini has enjoyed a rising career on many prestigious stages.
Music of Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann
Thursday, March 3 — Camerata Chicago
Founded in 2003 by conductor Drostan Hall, Camerata Chicago is a chamber orchestra performing the rich tapestry of diverse repertoire that includes newly commissioned works. Camerata Chicago is firmly established as one of the finest chamber orchestras on the world stage and has performed frequently on WFMT.
Violin Concerto in E, RV. 269, The Four Seasons: Spring by Antonio Vivaldi
Friday, March 4 – Impromptu Encore: Juan Falú
In his dual role as composer and artist, Juan Falú is a cornerstone of Argentinean folk music. His works for guitar recreate the freshness and inventiveness of Argentinean folk rhythms. It was in April 2019 that Falú shared his music on Impromptu on WFMT.