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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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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.

The Cavatina Duo

January 25, 2016

The Cavatina Duo perform works of Sor, Williams, Britten, Bach, and Thomas live from the Levin Performance Studio.

Sheridan Solisti

January 4, 2016

The Sheridan Solisti featuring pianist Susan Merdinger perform works of: Glinka, Field and Dvořák live from the Levin Performance Studio.

The Orion Ensemble

October 5, 2015

The Orion Ensemble performs works of Mozart, Berkey and Faure with composer Jackson Berkey joining them with commentary live from the Levin Performance Studio. The program host and producer is Kerry Frumkin and the music producer is Mary Mazurek.

Marcel Worms, piano

September 28, 2015

Pianist Marcel Worms performs classical music from the Caribbean that was influenced by Chopin live from the Levin Performance Studio. The program host and producer is Kerry Frumkin and the music producer is Mary Mazurek.

William Cernota, cello and Eric Weimer, piano

January 26, 2015

Cellist William Cernota is a member of the Lyric Opera Orchestra. Pianist Eric Weimer is a member of Lyric’s musical staff. This represents a return visit for the duo to Live from WFMT.

Songs by Schubert, Rossini, Ives, and Beethoven

January 19, 2015

Julia Bentley, Mezzo-Soprano, Janet Sung, Violin, Brant Taylor, Cello and Kuang-Hao Huang, Piano perform works of Schubert, Beethoven, Ravel, Ives, Botti and Babitt live from the Levin Performance Studio. The program host and producer is Kerry Frumkin and the music producer is Mary Mazurek.  

The Chicago Harp Quartet

January 12, 2015

The Chicago Harp Quartet returns to play music of Bach, Mchedelov, Handel. Granados, Massenet, Adams, Glass, Ortiz, de Falla and Offenbach live from the Levin Performance Studio. The program host and producer is Kerry Frumkin and the music producer is Mary Mazurek.