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Live from WFMT

Enjoy weekly, full-length concerts Live from WFMT’s Levin Studio.

Live from WFMT, the station’s full-length recital series, presents weekly music and conversation from October through June. The program draws on the rich community of Chicago-based musicians as well as a roster of international artists who are visiting the city. Each two-hour program is performed live in WFMT’s state-of-the-art Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio.

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Victor Santiago Asuncion

April 23, 2018

Pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion returns to the WFMT Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio to present an all Ravel recital.

Rembrandt Chamber Players

March 26, 2018

The Rembrandt Chamber Players are committed to presenting a wide range of music for small ensemble that encompasses baroque through contemporary repertoire. Tonight’s live broadcast will feature the Dohnányi Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op.1 and more.

William Cernota & Eric Weimer

March 19, 2018

Committed to the “creation of beauty through music,” Lyric Opera of Chicago cellist William Cernota returns along with veteran Lyric Opera pianist and vocal coach for an evening of live music from the Levin Performance Studio at WFMT.

International Chamber Artists

March 12, 2018

What began as a gathering of musical friends, has grown to 21 musicians who form a versatile ensemble dedicated to showcasing emerging artists and bringing “great music to Chicago.” The International Chamber Artists return once again to the Levin Performance Studio with a diverse and varied program including a piece by pianist and artistic director Patrick Godon.  

Orion Ensemble

March 5, 2018

Noted as, “one of Chicago’s most vibrant, versatile and distinctive ensembles,” by the Chicago Tribune’s  John von Rhein, the Orion ensemble returns to the WFMT Levin studio with a work by Chicago composer Sebastian Huydts commissioned by the Orion Ensemble. The core group is comprised of: Florentina Ramniceanu, Violin Judy Stone, Cello Kathryne Pirtle, Clarinet Diana Schmück, Piano  

Rebroadcast: The Dover Quartet

February 26, 2018

From up and coming to one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world, the Dover Quartet joined us live from the Levin studio at WFMT with works of Schumann, Bartok, and Tchaikovsky. Hear a program originally broadcast live on November 13, 2017. The members of the Dover Quartet are: Joel Link, violin Bryan Lee, violin Melena Pajaro-Van de Stadt, ...

Dmitry Kouzov & Yulia Fedoseeva

February 19, 2018

The duo of cellist Dmitry Kouzov and pianist Yulia Fedoseeva join us live in the Levin Performance Studio with music of Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and Rachmaninoff.   About the artists: Dmitry Kouzov A versatile performer, cellist Dmitry Kouzov has performed on five continents with orchestras, in solo and duo recitals, and in chamber music performances. He has appeared with such ...

Daniel Schlosberg with Anthony Devroye & Stephen Lancaster

February 12, 2018

Praised for his “intellect and passion” as a performer by the Washington Post, pianist Daniel Schlosberg returns to WFMT. He brings with him violist Anthony Devroye and baritone Stephen Lancaster to perform works of Shostakovich, Schumann, and Bernstein live  from the Levin Performance Studio.

Stefan Milenkovich & Rohan de Silva

February 5, 2018

Celebrated Serbian born violinist Stefan Milenkovich has performed on some of the worlds best known stages such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Cadogan Hall as well as for dignitaries such as President Ronald Regan, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Pope John Paul II. He joins us on Live from WFMT with pianist Rohan de Silva.

Cory Tiffin & Friends

January 29, 2018

Clarinetist Cory Tiffin returns to WFMT with some musical colleagues to present music of Mozart and Beethoven live from the Levin Performance studio. Cory Tiffin, clarinet Timothy Munro, flute Yvonne Lam, violin Dmitri Pogorelov, violin Aurelian Pederzoli, viola Paul Dwyer, cello

Blackbird Creative Lab

January 22, 2018

Eighth Blackbird founded this creative lab to inspire future composers and performers to share their vision. Tonight they will present a program of exciting and innovative music.

Michaela Paetsch, violin & Susan Merdinger, piano

January 15, 2018

Violinist Michaela Paetsch and pianist Susan Merdinger complete the Beethoven sonata cycle.

Bryan Wallick

January 8, 2018

For this broadcast, we are presenting a performance recorded on September 5, 2017 at Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall by pianist Bryan Wallick.

Matthew Hagle

December 11, 2017

Pianist Matthew Hagle completes his cycle of Beethoven Piano Sonatas tonight on Live on WFMT.

Fifth House Ensemble & Jason Vieaux

December 4, 2017

The dynamic Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble has been praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse.” John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune wrote, “You have to admire the sheer imaginative chutzpah these young performers bring to their envelope-pushing enterprise.”  Committed to innovative programming and educational outreach, the ensemble presents performances in traditional and untraditional venues ...

eighth blackbird

November 27, 2017

Described by the Chicago Tribune as “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet,” they have no shortage of accolades. Their impressive list of accomplishments include 4 Grammy Awards, a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, a Chamber Music America’s Inaugural Visionary Award, and Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year. They join us again in the ...

Janet Sung and Friends Encore Broadcast

November 20, 2017

Tonight, we present an encore broadcast from May 5, 2017 entitled A Little Night Music with works by Mozart, Arensky, and Schoenberg. The ensemble consists of: Janet Sung, violin Carolyn Staurt, violin Sheila Browne, viola Suzanne Rousso, viola Brant Taylor, cello Alan Rafferty, cello

The Dover Quartet

November 13, 2017

From up and coming to one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world, the Dover Quartet joins us live from the Levin studio at WFMT with works of Schumann, Bartok, and Tchaikovsky. The members of the Dover Quartet are: Joel Link, violin Bryan Lee, violin Melena Pajaro-Van de Stadt, viola Camden Shaw, cello

Apollo’s Fire and Cleveland Baroque Orchestra

November 6, 2017

Tonight we will present a performance recorded on July 27, 2017  live at Ravinia’s Martin Theatre of Apollo’s Fire and Cleveland Baroque Orchestra directed by Jeannette Sorrell. The program is entitled The Four Seasons Re-Discovered: An All-Vivaldi Program.06

The 2017 Grammy Honorees

October 30, 2017

The 2017 Grammy season was an exciting one for Chicago chamber music with Third Coast Percussion, the Lincoln Trio, and Spektral Quartet securing three of the five nominations for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance with Third Coast Percussion bringing home the win. Tonight, all three ensembles will join us from a special location in the WTTW studios.