Saturdays at 11:00 am
Hear talented pre-college classical musicians from the Chicago area
Introductions is WFMT’s weekly Saturday morning program that features talented pre-college classical musicians in the Chicago area. Soloists and chamber ensembles perform live in WFMT’s Levin Performance Studio. Large ensembles, including orchestras, choirs, and bands, are recorded at their home venues and broadcast at later dates. The program also features youth music competition winners. While many Introductions alumni pursue careers outside of music, some have gone on to study at some of the most prestigious music schools around the world and maintain careers as professional musicians.
Encore Broadcast | Anna Knight, 19, piano
A year ago, Anna Knight was studying at a specialist music high school in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. She's now living in the Chicago area, and brings us a recital of Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Frolyak, Ravel, and Dunayevsky.
LIVE | Louis Auxenfans, 18, clarinet
Introductions welcomes a return guest for a full clarinet recital: Louis Auxenfans of Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.
LIVE | Zachary Allen, 18, oboe
WFMT welcomes Zachary Allen for a live-to-air recital today – this Skokie oboist has been a mainstay of Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative.
Sofia Radovic, 17, violin & viola
This week on Introductions we feature Sofia Radovic. This student at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory plays both violin and viola in this solo recital, including works by local composers Augusta Read Thomas and Miriam Kessler. She’s joined by pianist Daniel Schlosberg.