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.
Victor Santiago Asuncion, Piano & Friends
April 10, 2023
Join Kerry Frumkin for an evening of chamber music when pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion and friends perform gems of the repertoire.
Stephane Wrembel, guitar
April 3, 2023
Born in Paris, home of Impressionism and Django Reinhardt, guitarist Stephane Wrembel is one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. The prolific musician, composer and teacher performs on Live From WFMT on April 3, 2023.
Sebastian Knauer, piano
March 27, 2023
Pianist Sebastian Knauer visits WFMT to play a collection of music composed for him by Michael Nyman plus selections by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Philippe Quint, violin & Jessica Choe, piano
March 20, 2023
Live From WFMT welcomes violinist Philippe Quint and pianist Jessica Choe as they celebrate the music and legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach, who was born March 21, 1685.
Anita Graef, cello & Louise Chan, piano
March 13, 2023
Join Kerry Frumkin as he welcomes cellist Anita Graef back to Live From WFMT along with pianist Louise Chan. The duo's program will include music for cello and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven, Amy Beach, and Johannes Brahms.
Encore: Marina Piccinini with Clarice & Sergio Assad
March 10, 2023
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.
Civitas Ensemble and Weijing Michal
March 6, 2023
Founded in 2011, Civitas is a chamber music ensemble with a threefold mission: to present engaging live performances of new and traditional works; to inspire a young generation of classical musicians; and to bring the healing power of music to those with limited access to live performances. The trio performs works by Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Paul Huang, violin & Helen Huang, piano
February 27, 2023
WFMT is honored to present a recital by two extraordinarily virtuosic collaborators who happen to share the same last name. The pair plays music by Gabriel Fauré, Frédéric Chopin, and Felix Mendelssohn.
February 20, 2023
The Grammy-nominated Dover Quartet has followed a “practically meteoric” (Strings) trajectory to become one of the most in-demand chamber ensembles in the world.
Zlatomir Fung & Benjamin Hochman
February 13, 2023, 8:00 pm
Zlatomir Fung, the first American in 40+ years to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, collaborates with the accomplished orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician Benjamin Hochman.
Rochelle Sennet, piano
February 6, 2023
Join host Kerry Frumkin for a performance by pianist Rochelle Sennet. A well-known performer, teacher, and scholar, Dr. Sennet’s latest recordings, “Bach to Black,” and “Bach to Black, Volume II,” were released on Albany Records in 2021 and 2022.
Meredith Wohlgemuth, soprano & Jinhee Park, piano
January 30, 2023
WFMT proudly welcomes two laureates of the 2022 Concours International Musical de Montréal Art Song Division: Brooklyn-based soprano, Meredith Wohlgemuth, and vocal collaborative pianist, Jinhee Park.
Black Oak Ensemble
January 23, 2023
The Black Oak Ensemble’s latest CD release, Avant l’orage, a double album of French string trios, reached #1 in the Billboard Classical Charts in July 2022 and was album of the week on Symphony Hall Sirius XM. Featured on New Releases with Lisa Flynn, the ensemble comes in person now to the Levin Studio to perform for this week’s Live From WFMT.
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.
Philippe Quint, violin & Jessica Choe, piano
December 11, 2023, 8:00 pm
A recital by two virtuosic collaborators.
January 8, 2024, 8:00 pm
The prizewinning ensemble-in-residence at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music makes its WFMT debut.
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
January 15, 2024, 8:00 pm
Recipient of the Medalla Bellas Artes, the highest honor granted by Mexico’s National Institute of Fine Arts, pianist Jorge Federico Osorio has earned international acclaim for his superb musicianship, powerful technique, vibrant imagination, and deep musical passion.