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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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Black Tulip

May 1, 2017

Early music ensemble Black Tulip returns to the Levin Performance Studio with a program entitled Tulipmania.

Wicker Park Choral Singers

April 24, 2017

The Wicker Park Choral Singers return to the Levin Studio for a live performance.

Ilya Kaler and Susan Merdinger

April 10, 2017

Recorded live in the Levin Performance studio, Violinist Ilya Kaler and pianist Susan Merdinger present an all Beethoven Program.

Magdalena Baczewska In Recital

April 3, 2017

Pianist Magdalena Stern-Baczewska performs Chopin.

Vassily Primakov: Tribute to Vera Gornostaeva

March 27, 2017

Recorded live in concert at Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University, Russian pianist Vassily Primakov pays tribute to his mentor Vera Gornostaeva.

The Orion Ensemble

March 20, 2017

The Orion Ensemble returns to the Levin Performance Studio along with guest violist Stephen Boe for a program entitled Connections.

William Cernota, cello and Eric Weimer, piano

March 13, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago orchestral member, cellist William Cernota with veteran Lyric Opera pianist Eric Weimer present a program of Grieg, Janáček, Kodály and Barber.

International Chamber Artists

March 6, 2017

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 Chicago. What started out as an idea among friends has grown to become one of the premier chamber music organizations in Chicago. ICA is a non-profit chamber music ensemble currently made up of 23 musicians. ...

Haymarket Opera

February 27, 2017

The Haymarket Opera Company previews excerpts from the Scarlatti Opera Argar et Ismaele esiliati. With libretto by Giuseppe Domenico de Totis, the opera tells the biblical story of the exile of Hagar and her son Ishmael. The work is set for four voices with string orchestra and continuo. The cast members are Angela Young Smucker, mezzo soprano as Agar; Kristin ...

American Pianist Ian Gindes Performs Live From the Levin Studio

February 6, 2017

American pianist Dr. Ian Gindes shares a program ranging from J.S. Bach to Earl Wild on tonight’s program live from the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio at WFMT.

The Cavatina Duo

January 9, 2017

We air a program recorded with the the Cavatina Duo on January 25, 2016.

Orion Ensemble

October 3, 2016

Celebrating their 20th season, the Orion Ensemble join us again in the Levin Performance Studio to share their artistry in a program entitled “Collage of Colors.” Described by Chicago Tribune music critic John von Rhein as “…one of Chicago’s most vibrant, versatile and artistic ensembles” and “…amoung the reasons why Chicago is undergoing a veritable chamber music renaissance,” the ensemble is comprised of ...

Matt Hagle Plays Beethoven Piano Sonatas

June 13, 2016

Pianist Matthew Hagle returns to continue his Beethoven Sonata piano cycle live from the Levin Performance Studio.

Stephen Alltop and Josefien Stoppelenburg

June 6, 2016

Conductor, multi-keyboardist, and early music specialist Stephen Alltop is joined by soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, violinists Baird Dodge and Kate Carter, and cellist Jean Hatmaker. Here, they perform a program of past and current works by: Handel, Kreisler, Grier, Stoppelenburg, Whitacre, and Kodály live from the Levin Performance Studio.


May 23, 2016

With repertoire spanning four centuries, Civitas seeks to serve the people of Chicago by bring live classical music performances to those who might not have access. Recognized for this as well as their musicianship, they were asked to performed with Yo-Yo Ma at the 2012 Chicago Humanities Festival. They currently serve as the Artist in Residence for the Chinese Fine ...

Spektral Quartet

May 16, 2016

Dedicated to performing works from the past as well as the present, the Spectral Quartet consisting of Clara Lyon and Austin Wulliman, violins; Doyle Armrest, cello; and Russell Rolen, cello perform works of Schubert, Mackay, Mendelssohn, Kuehn, Reminick and Russell live from the Levin Performance Studio.

Aebersold and Neiweem

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.

Violinist Janet Sung and friends

May 2, 2016

Internationally renown violinist Janet Sung is joined tonight by pianist William Wolfram; cellist, Amir Eldan; and violist, Anthony Devroye to perform music of Schoenberg, Schnittke, and Schubert.

Haymarket Opera performs excerpts from Cavalli’s “La Calisto”

April 25, 2016

Dedicated to historical accuracy Haymarket Opera Company thoroughly researches libretti, scores, practices, gestures, dance costuming and lighten to bring authenticity to their 17th and 18th century opera and oratorio productions. Craig Trumpeter serves as their artistic director.

The International Chamber Artists

March 14, 2016

Started in 2006 as a gathering of friends, ICA seeks to bring emerging artists and music to Chicago. They are now composed of 23 musicians, and through their concerts and educational programs they seek to create the “Audience of the future.” On this program they perform works by Poulenc, Mozart, Prokofiev, Walker, and Blumer live from the Levin Performance Studio.