Mondays at 8:00 pm
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.
Michael Stephen Brown, piano
January 16, 2023
Hailed as “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” by the New York Times, pianist Michael Stephen Brown returns to WFMT’s Levin Studio for this appearance on Live From WFMT.
January 9, 2023
Chicago Philharmonic makes its Live From WFMT debut with a cross-cultural South American and European chamber program.
Einav Yarden, piano
January 2, 2023
Pianist Einav Yarden returns to Ravinia in a previously recorded performance for this week’s Live from WFMT.
Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, piano duo
December 12, 2022
For more than four decades, pianists Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem have enjoyed an extensive international career as proponents of music for both piano duet and two keyboards. Kerry Frumkin welcomes the duo back to the Levin Studio for this episode of Live From WFMT.
Matthew Hagle, piano
December 5, 2022
This is an encore broadcast from March 6, 2019. Pianist Matthew Hagle presents an all Beethoven recital.
Orion Ensemble & Stephen Boe, viola
November 28, 2022
Recognized as one of Chicago’s finest chamber music groups, the Orion Ensemble has been performing since 1992. The Orion Ensemble includes violinist Florentina Ramniceanu, cellist Judy Stone, clarinetist Kathryne Pirtle and pianist Diana Schmück.
Alexander Hersh, cello & Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano
November 21, 2022
Hersh and Asuncion play music by Debussy, Britten, Schumann, and Fazıl Say.
November 14, 2022
Vocal and instrumental works by Francesca Caccini, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Isabella Leonarda, Barbara Strozzi, and others.
Marina Piccinini with Clarice & Sergio Assad
November 7, 2022
A celebration of Latin American music featuring Marina Piccini, a virtuosic Italian-American flutist, Clarice Assad, a Brazilian-American pianist, singer, bass player, and composer, and her father, guitarist and composer Sérgio Assad.
Galvin Cello Quartet
October 31, 2022
The group makes its WFMT debut on this episode of Live From WFMT.
October 24, 2022
The Chicago-based ensemble explores works for flute trio, including well loved favorites as well as rarely heard treasures of the repertoire.
Hugh Russell, baritone and Craig Terry, piano
October 17, 2022
Hugh Russell and Craig Terry have resided in Chicago since 2005, and love to make music together whenever possible.
Lara St. John, violin & Matt Herskowitz, piano
October 10, 2022
Live From WFMT returns to the Levin Studio, beginning with an exciting duo.
Rachel Barton Pine and Matthew Hagle [Rebroadcast]
June 27, 2022
Season Finale: Violinist Rachel Barton-Pine and pianist Matthew Hagle perform the complete Brahms violin sonatas.
Formosa String Quartet [Rebroadcast]
June 13, 2022
The Chicago based Formosa Quartet presents two master works String Quartet No. 17, in B-flat major, K. 458 “The Hunt Quartet”, by Mozart and String Quartet No. 7 Op. 59, No. 1 ‘Razumovsky”, by Beethoven. Additionally, the present a work written for them by Taiwanese composer Shih-Hui Chen entitled Returning Souls. This is a rebroadcast from January 11, 2015.
Pablo Sáinz Villegas [Rebroadcast]
June 6, 2022
This is a rebroadcast from October 15, 2015 entitled AMERICANO: The Journey of the Spanish Guitar in the Americas.
Black Tulip [Rebroadcast]
May 30, 2022
This is a rebroadcast from May 11, 2015. Black Tulip Josefein Stoppelenburg, soprano Mirja Lorenz, recorders Phillip W. Serna, violas da gamba Joel Spears, lute and theorbo
International Chamber Artists [Rebroadcast]
May 23, 2022
In a rebroadcast from March 14, 2016, we hear chamber music by Francis Poulenc, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Prokofiev, Gwyneth Walker, and Theodor Blumer.
Marcel Worms [Rebroadcast]
May 16, 2022
This is a rebroadcast from September 28, 2015 featuring piano works by Chopin and Caribbean composers inspired by him.
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano and Jamie Shaak, piano
June 5, 2023, 8:00 pm
Soprano Michelle Areyzaga and pianist Jamie Shaak return to the Levin Studio with some very special guests: Maria Lagios, the Kontras String Quartet, Elizandro Garcia Montoya, and Grace Hong.