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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.
For this broadcast, we are presenting a performance recorded on September 5, 2017 at Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall by pianist Bryan Wallick.
Fifth House Ensemble & Jason Vieaux
The dynamic Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble has been praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse.” John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune wrote, “You have to admire the sheer imaginative chutzpah these young performers bring to their envelope-pushing enterprise.” Committed to innovative programming and educational outreach, the ensemble presents performances in traditional and untraditional venues ...
Described by the Chicago Tribune as “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet,” they have no shortage of accolades. Their impressive list of accomplishments include 4 Grammy Awards, a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, a Chamber Music America’s Inaugural Visionary Award, and Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year. They join us again in the ...
Janet Sung and Friends Encore Broadcast
Tonight, we present an encore broadcast from May 5, 2017 entitled A Little Night Music with works by Mozart, Arensky, and Schoenberg. The ensemble consists of: Janet Sung, violin Carolyn Staurt, violin Sheila Browne, viola Suzanne Rousso, viola Brant Taylor, cello Alan Rafferty, cello
The Dover Quartet
From up and coming to one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world, the Dover Quartet joins us live from the Levin studio at WFMT with works of Schumann, Bartok, and Tchaikovsky. The members of the Dover Quartet are: Joel Link, violin Bryan Lee, violin Melena Pajaro-Van de Stadt, viola Camden Shaw, cello
Apollo’s Fire and Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
Tonight we will present a performance recorded on July 27, 2017 live at Ravinia’s Martin Theatre of Apollo’s Fire and Cleveland Baroque Orchestra directed by Jeannette Sorrell. The program is entitled The Four Seasons Re-Discovered: An All-Vivaldi Program.06
The 2017 Grammy Honorees
The 2017 Grammy season was an exciting one for Chicago chamber music with Third Coast Percussion, the Lincoln Trio, and Spektral Quartet securing three of the five nominations for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance with Third Coast Percussion bringing home the win. Tonight, all three ensembles will join us from a special location in the WTTW studios.
Tonight we present pianist Behzod Abduraimov recorded live in concert on August 21, 2017, from Ravinia’s Martin Theater. Included on the program are works by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, and Prokofiev.
Kontras, WFMT’s Ensemble-In-Residence, joins us in performance for this Live From WFMT broadcast with a program entitled “Roots” – classical music that references folk styles. Kontras Quartet Dmitri Pogorelov, violin Francois Henkins, violin Ben Weber, viola Jean Hatmaker, cello
Robert Chen & George Vatchnadze
Violinist and CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen along with pianist George Vatchnadze join us live in the Levin Studio with a program of Mozart, Ravel, Brahms and Kreisler.
The early music ensemble The Strangers present music for the High Holidays, including music of little-known Italian/Jewish composer Salomone Rossi. The Strangers Allison Selby Cook, soprano Josh R. Pritchett, alto/tenor Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor Constantine Novotny, baritone Joel Spears, theorbo
KAIA String Quartet
WFMT’s Ensemble in Residence joins us in the Levin Studio with music of Latin America.
Pianist Daniel Schlosberg Plays Schubert, Silvestrov, and More
Pianist Daniel Schlosberg returns to the WFMT Levin Performance Studio with to play the following program: Franz Schubert: Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946 Carl Ruggles: Evocations, 4 Chants for Piano Ludwig van Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 Francis Poulenc: Les soirées de Nazelles Valentin Silvestrov: Der Bote