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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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Spektral Quartet [Rebroadcast]

January 11, 2021

This is an encore broadcast from May 16, 2016. Multi-Grammy nominees, the Spektral Quartet actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional repertoire and those written this decade, this year, or this week. Since its inception in 2010, Spektral is known for creating seamless connections across centuries, drawing in the listener with charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, ...

Dmitry Kouzov [Rebroadcast]

January 4, 2021

This is a rebroadcast from February 19, 2018. 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 orchestras as the St. Petersburg Symphony (Russia), as well as National Symphony of Ukraine, and the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic (Czech Republic), and the ...

Joel Spears and the Strangers [Rebroadcast]

December 21, 2020

This is a rebroadcast from December 17, 2018. Joel Spears, lute 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 ...

Wicker Park Choral Singers [Rebroadcast]

December 14, 2020

A rebroadcast of a performance from December 10, 2012, the Wicker Park Choral Singers present a diverse programs featuring music from around the world entitled “It Takes A Village.”  

Matthew Hagle [Rebroadcast]

December 7, 2020

Originally broadcast June 26, 2017, Matthew Hagle presents an all Beethoven program. Pianist Matthew Hagle is a musician of great versatility and depth, whose performances are a rare mixture of musical understanding, imaginative programming, pianistic mastery and beauty of sound. In solo recitals he often explores the boundaries of the piano repertoire, using thoughtful programming and committed performance to integrate ...

Fareed Haque and Friends [Rebroadcast]

November 30, 2020

Originally broadcast April 29, 2019. Fareed Haque, guitar Andrea James, soprano Quartet Risata Violin – Hanna Bingham Violin – Michael McGuan Viola – David Lee Cello – Kayla Steger Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless ...

Victor Santiago Asuncion [Rebroadcast]

November 23, 2020

Originally broadcast April 23, 2018. Hailed by The Washington Post for his “poised and imaginative playing,” Filipino-American pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion has appeared in concert halls in Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Spain, Turkey and the USA, as a recitalist and concerto soloist.  He played his orchestral debut at the age of 18 with the Manila Chamber Orchestra, and his New York recital debut ...

Dover Quartet [Rebroadcast]

November 16, 2020

Originally aired October 13, 2017. Hailed as “the next Guarneri Quartet” (Chicago Tribune) and “the young American string quartet of the moment,” (New Yorker), the Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom in 2013, following a stunning sweep of all prizes at the Banff Competition and has since become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. In addition to ...

Robert Chen [Rebroadcast]

November 9, 2020

Originally broadcast October 9, 2017. Robert Chen has been concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1999. During his years as concertmaster, he has been featured as soloist with Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim and Pierre Boulez, among others. He gave the CSO premiere of György Ligeti’s Violin Concerto, Elliott Carter’s Violin Concerto and Witold Lutoslawski’s Chain Two, as well as ...

International Chamber Artists [Rebroadcast]

November 2, 2020

Originally broadcast on March 8, 2017. Sang Mee Lee, violin Elisa Baggett, flute Rose Armbrust Griffin viola Jocelyn Butler, cello PatrickGodon, piano Anna Velzo, Oboe Teresa Reilly, clarinet Matthew Harvell, bassoon Fiona Chisholm, French Horn In 2006, a small group of musicians formed the International Chamber Artists. ICA has grown steadily and responsibly, bringing emerging artists and great music to ...

KAIA String Quartet [Rebroadcast]

October 26, 2020

This is a rebroadcast of the KAIA String Quartet from June 5, 2017. From the tango of the Rio de la Plata to the string quartets of Silvestre Revueltas, the KAIA String Quartet is an ensemble devoted to promoting the rich and colorful music of Latin America. Active performers in both the US and abroad, highlights of the 2019-2020 season ...

Inna Faliks [Rebroadcast]

October 19, 2020

This is a rebroadcast from Inna Faliks’ visit to the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio on May 29, 2017. “Adventurous and passionate” (The New Yorker) Ukrainian-born American pianist Inna Faliks has established herself as one of the most exciting, committed, communicative and poetic artists of her generation.  Faliks has made a name for herself through her commanding performances of ...

Haymarket Opera Company [Rebroadcast]

October 12, 2020

This is a rebroadcast of the Haymarket Opera Company performance from February 28, 2017. Haymarket Opera Company inspires a culturally vibrant community and diversifies the artistic landscape of Chicago and the Midwest through the presentation of historically informed opera and oratorio from the Age of Enlightenment. Haymarket Opera Company takes its name from both Chicago’s Haymarket Affair of 1886 which ...

International Chamber Artists [Rebroadcast]

June 29, 2020

Originally broadcast on March 2, 2020. Yukie Ota, flute Sang Mee Lee, violin Youming Chen, viola Jocelyn Butler, cello PatrickGodon, piano Brian Reichenbach, trumpet Sarah Carrillo, trumpet Dan O’Connell, horn Chelsea French, trombone Sean Whitaker, tuba In 2006, a small group of musicians formed the International Chamber Artists. ICA has grown steadily and responsibly, bringing emerging artists and great music ...

Martin Jones [Rebroadcast]

June 22, 2020

One of England’s best regarded concert pianists Martin Jones joins us in a recital of contemporary works ranging from Debussy and Shostakovich to Robert Fleisher, Harry Bulow, and Tim Reed. Pianist Martin Jones studied under Guido Agosti, Guy Jonson, and Gordon Green at London’s Royal Academy of Music. He received the Dame Myra Hess Award in 1968 given by the Musicians’ Benevolent ...

Chicago a cappella [Rebroadcast]

June 15, 2020

This performance was originally broadcast on February 4, 2019. As part of their 25th anniversary season, Artistic Director and Founder Jonathan Miller returns to the Levin Performance Studio with Chicago a cappella presenting a program entitled Polish Splendor: Songs and traditions from the Crossroads of Europe. Here, the ensemble takes us on a journey with both traditional folksongs and stunning ...

Civitas and Gipsy Way [Rebroadcast]

June 8, 2020

This is a rebroadcast from May 22, 2017 The Civitas Ensemble and the Gipsy Ensemble join together for a diverse program on Live from WFMT. Civitas Yuan-Qing Yu, Violin Kenneth Olsen, Cello J. Lawrie Bloom, Clarinet Winston Choi, Piano Gipsy Way Pavel Šporcl, Violin Zoltán Sándor, Viola Ján Rigó Double Bass Tomáš Vontszemü, Cimbalom The Civitas Ensemble presents repertoire spanning ...

Aebersold and Neiweem [Rebroadcast]

June 1, 2020

This is a rebroadcast from May 9, 2016. Piano duo Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem return to Live from WFMT with a program of Fauré, Durey, Respighi, Casella, Chabrier, and Debussy from the Levin Performance Studio. Described as “consummate practitioners of pianism” (The Washington Post) Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem enjoy an international career as exponents of music for both ...

Zoltán Fejérvári [Rebroadcast]

May 18, 2020

This is a rebroadcast from February 24, 2020.   Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal for piano and recipient  of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Zoltán Fejérvári has appeared in recitals throughout Europe and the United States in such prestigious venues as Carnegie’s Weill Hall in New York, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the Library of Congress in Washington DC, Gasteig ...

Lynn Harrell and Victor Santiago Asuncion [Rebroadcast]

May 11, 2020

This is a rebroadcast from January 16, 2012. In August of 1965, Billboard magazine printed a recap of the Ravinia festival, which had opened on a 40-degree evening in the middle of June. Aaron Copland and Igor Stravinsky had conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra that summer. “Ravinia perennial” Elizabeth Schwarzkopf sang; the festival’s 29-year-old music director Seiji Ozawa conducted, and ...