Live from WFMT

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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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Orion Ensemble

October 1, 2018

The Orion Ensemble returns to perform live from the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio for this Live from WFMT. They bring with them repertoire by Mozart, Schubert, and Strauss. Florentina Ramniceanu, Violin Judy Stone, Cello Kathryne Pirtle, Clarinet Diana Schmück, Piano

Sara Su Jones and Tatyana Stepanova

June 25, 2018

Violinist Sara Su Jones is joined by collaborative pianist Tatyana Stepanova for a live recital from the Levin Performance Studio. Sara Su Jones, violin Hailed as a “violinist of enviable gifts” by a Chicago Sun-Times music critic, Sara Su Jones is an award-winning violinist who has performed as a soloist throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Sara Su appears regularly ...

Jory Vinikour with Special Guest Rachel Barton-Pine

June 18, 2018

Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour returns to the Levin Performance Studio with special guest, violinist Rachel Barton-Pine.


June 11, 2018

Picosa is a mixed Chicago based ensemble known for producing virtuosic symphony-like sound. They are dedicated to presenting repertoire from across the centuries.

Yuki and Tomoko Mack

June 4, 2018

The award winning piano duo “The Mack Sisters” consisting of Yuki and Tomoko Mack known for their diverse programming return to the Levin Performance Studio to present a recital of live music.

Bonnie Campbell, Diana Schmück, and Friends

May 21, 2018

Clarinetist Bonnie Campbell, pianist Diana Schmück, along with some friends present a celebration of Bernstein music as we near his 100th birthday anniversary.

Members of the Elgin Symphony

May 14, 2018

Members of the Elgin Symphony perform works of Beethoven and Brahms live from the Levin Performance Studio at WFMT.

Janet Sung and Friends

May 7, 2018

Violinist Janet Sung returns to the Levin Studio with some very talented musician colleagues with a program entitled String Souvenirs presenting works by Mozart, Kodály, and Tchaikovsky. Performers: Janet Sung, violin Lina Bahn, violin Victoria Chiang, viola Anthony Devroye, viola Stephen Balderston, cello Michael Mermagen, cello

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.

Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab

March 18, 2018

The Blackbird Creative Lab returns with an innovative and imaginative program of new works created and performed by some of the best emerging talent today. The mission of the Lab is to inspire the next generation to share their artist vision through the creation of new works. Supported by four time Grammy Award winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird, the Lab brings ...

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.