Live from WFMT

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Live from WFMT

Weekly, full-length concerts live from WFMT’s Levin Studio

WFMT’s flagship full-length recital series presents music and conversation performed live from the state-of-the-art Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio. The program draws on the rich community of Chicago-based musicians as well as a roster of renowned international artists visiting the city.

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February 26, 2024, 8:00 pm

A Chicago-based saxophone quartet dedicated to the performance of new music.

Michael Stephen Brown, piano

March 4, 2024, 8:00 pm

Hailed as “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” by the New York Times.

Cedille Young Artist Competition Finalists: Karisa Chiu, violin & Inah Chiu, piano and Clare Longendyke, piano

March 11, 2024, 8:00 pm

Cedille Records has been building the careers and legacies of Chicago’s finest classical music performers and composers since the label’s founding in 1989. Tonight, host Kerry Frumkin presents two finalists of Cedille Records’ first Emerging Artist Competition, in 2021. Karisa Chiu, violin, and Clare Longendyke, piano, will each perform a set on this Live From WFMT broadcast.

Eighth Blackbird: Karim Sulayman, tenor; with Matthew Duvall, percussion and Lisa Kaplan, piano

March 18, 2024, 8:00 pm

Grammy award-winning tenor, Karim Sulayman, collaborates with Eighth Blackbird’s founders and co-artistic directors, percussionist Matthew Duvall and pianist Lisa Kaplan. Tune in to Live From WFMT for an evening of eclectic music in spectacular performance. 

Inon Barnatan, piano

March 25, 2024, 8:00 pm

For this special edition of Live from WFMT, pianist Inon Barnatan performs a selection of Rachmaninoff’s most cherished piano works. Inon’s new album, Rachmaninoff Reflections, includes his own new solo piano arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. [Pretaped in November 2023]