Live from WFMT

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Live from WFMT

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.

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Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues

April 29, 2024, 8:00 pm

Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues blends the boundaries between classical chamber music, American blues, Indian Carnatic percussion, and virtuosity from many other people and cultures. Louise Frank sits in for Kerry Frumkin as the ebullient harmonica player and composer returns to WFMT with his virtuosic ensemble.

Matt Hagle, piano

May 6, 2024, 8:00 pm

Pianist Matt Hagle presents the last program in his 3-recital traversal of the complete late piano music of Brahms. This Live From WFMT broadcast will include the Brahms Op. 76 and 119 sets, as well as shorter pieces by Fauré and Schönberg.

Uniting Voices Chicago

May 13, 2024, 8:00 pm

Uniting Voices Chicago (formerly Chicago Children’s Choir) empowers and unites youth from diverse backgrounds to find their voice and celebrate their common humanity through the power of music. Tonight, members of the illustrious young persons’ choral ensemble demonstrate why this high-caliber group has thrived as a vital Chicago institution for more than 65 years.

Stephane Wrembel, guitar

May 20, 2024, 8:00 pm

Born in Paris, home of Impressionism and Django Reinhardt, guitarist Stephane Wrembel is one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music.

International Chamber Artists

June 3, 2024, 8:00 pm

Tonight Live From WFMT presents International Chamber Artists, one of the premier chamber ensembles from the Chicago area. This live performance holds works by Ethel Smyth (1858-1944), James M. Stephenson, ICA Composer-in-Residence (b. 1969), snd Béla Bartók (1881-1945).

The Chen Family

June 10, 2024, 8:00 pm

Robert Chen is the concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He and his wife, violinist Laura Park Chen, and their children, violist Beatrice Chen and cellist Noah Chen, have been making music together for years. Tonight, Live From WFMT is delighted to present the Chen Family for a lovely evening of chamber music.

Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola

June 17, 2024, 8:00 pm

Praised by Strad magazine as having “lyricism that stood out…a silky tone and beautiful, supple lines,” violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt has established herself as one of the most sought-after violists of her generation. Ms. Pajaro-van de Stadt was the founding violist of the Dover Quartet, and played in the highly acclaimed group from 2008-2022.

Sara Su Jones, violin & Tatyana Stepanova, piano

June 24, 2024, 8:00 pm

The edition of Live From WFMT features a performance by a wonderful Chicago-based duo: violinist Sara Su Jones and collaborative pianist Tatyana Stepanova.

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

July 1, 2024, 8:00 pm

The 2023-24 Live From WFMT season comes to a close with a very special performance by pianist Marc-André Hamelin.