Mon, 1/16 — Chicago Sinfonietta
For over 25 seasons, the Chicago Sinfonietta has enriched the cultural, educational, and social quality of life in Chicago while gaining recognition on the national and international stage. Under the guidance first of Founding Music Director Paul Freeman, and now of Mei-Ann Chen, the orchestra performs at the highest artistic level and has achieved an outstanding reputation for its innovative programs.
Epitaph for A Man Who Dreamed by Adolphus Hailstork
Tues, 1/17 — Chicago Chorale
Chicago Chorale is a professional-level group of singers who cultivate their craft out of genuine love and dedication. The ensemble gives sensitive and thought-provoking performances of a diverse choral repertoire, from well-loved works to overlooked masterpieces to newly commissioned pieces.
Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Wed, 1/18 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Chris Reynolds
American pianist Chris Reynolds has made a name for himself as both a soloist and a collaborator. He recently began his third and final season at Lyric Opera of Chicago as ensemble pianist for the Ryan Opera Center where this season he serves as assistant conductor.
Music by K-Pop groups Aespa and Red Velvet and Modest Mussorgsky
Thurs, 1/19 — Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem
Described as “consummate practitioners of pianism” (The Washington Post), Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem enjoy an international career as exponents of music for both piano duet and two keyboards. Their innovative programming reflects the full gamut of this delightful repertoire.
Rondo in A major, D. 951 by Franz Schubert
Fri, 1/20 — Impromptu Encore: M5 Mexican Brass
Since 2005, M5 Mexican Brass has earned international recognition as Mexico’s leading brass quintet by performing virtuosic chamber music in all styles. These charming cultural ambassadors visited WFMT in 2017.