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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Yuki and Tomoko Mack (Rebroadcast)

October 22, 2018

Hear the award-winning piano duo play a varied program featuring Dvořák, Falla, Liszt, and Gershwin in this encore broadcast of their June 4, 2018, Live from WFMT performance.

Robert Chen and Matthew Hagle

October 15, 2018

Fulcrum Point New Music Project Stephen Burns, Artistic Director/trumpet Kuang Hao Huang, piano John Corkill, percussion Ross LaFleur, guitar and percussion Alex Monroe, percussion Sean Conners, percussion Ayanna Woods, piano/guitar/voice Eddie Burns, drums Zachary Goode, clarinet/saxophone Ryan Packard, drums Founder and Artistic Director Stephen Burns returns to the Levin Performance Studio with the Fulcrum Point New Music Project with works ...

Philip and Patricia Morehead and Friends

October 8, 2018

Pianist Philip Morehead and composer/oboist Patricia Morehead return to the WFMT studios to perform live chamber music with some friends. They are joined by flutist Caroline Pittman and soprano Alicia Berneche.

Orion Ensemble

October 1, 2018

Lutist Joel Spears returns to WFMT with an early music ensemble to perform an early 17th century Christmas oratorio. The program features lutenist/guitarist Joel Spears, The Strangers, an early music vocal ensemble, plus accompaniment by harp, violin, organ, harpsichord, and theorbo. The centerpiece of the Christmas concert will be the American premiere of a Christmas Oratorio first performed at the Vatican ...

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

This is a rebroadcast from May 4, 2018 featuring members of the Elgin Symphony with works of Beethoven and Brahms. For more information about the Elgin Symphony, click here.

Picosa

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.   *On-demand audio featured on this site may have been edited in order to comply with U.S. copyright regulations.

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. *On-demand audio featured on this site may have been edited in order to comply with U.S. copyright regulations.

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

Hear the award-winning piano duo play a varied program featuring Dvořák, Falla, Liszt, and Gershwin in this encore broadcast of their June 4, 2018, Live from WFMT performance.

Janet Sung and Friends

May 7, 2018

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Robert Chen and pianist Matthew Hagle return to the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio for a program of music for violin and piano by Brahms, Ysaÿe, C. Schumann, and R. Strauss.

Victor Santiago Asuncion

April 23, 2018

Pianist Philip Morehead and composer/oboist Patricia Morehead return to the WFMT studios to perform live chamber music with some friends. They are joined by flutist Caroline Pittman and soprano Alicia Berneche.

Rembrandt Chamber Players

March 26, 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

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

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. *On-demand audio featured on this site may have been edited in order to comply with U.S. copyright regulations.

Rebroadcast: The Dover Quartet

February 26, 2018

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

Dmitry Kouzov & Yulia Fedoseeva

February 19, 2018

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

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.