Live from WFMT

Mondays at 8:00 pm
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.

Subscribe to the Podcast

Chicago Recorder Quartet

January 7, 2019

The Chicago Recorder Quartet presents a recital entitled Double Take: Musical Pairings Through the Ages live from the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio. Lisette Kielson Mirja Lorenz Patrick O’Malley Laura Osterlund For more information on the Chicago Recorder Quartet.

Joel Spears and Friends

December 17, 2018

Lutist Joel Spears 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 a Christmas Oratorio first performed at the Vatican ...

Ian Hobson

December 3, 2018

Pianist Ian Hobson returns to the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance studio for a live recital. Pianist and conductor Ian Hobson is recognized internationally for his command of an extraordinarily comprehensive repertoire, his consummate performances of the Romantic masters, his deft and idiomatic readings of neglected piano music old and new, and his assured conducting from both the piano and ...

Members of the Elgin Symphony

November 26, 2018

This is a rebroadcast from May 4, 2018 featuring members of the Elgin Symphony with works of Beethoven and Brahms. For more information about the Elgin Symphony, click here.

DePaul University Wind Faculty

November 19, 2018

DePaul University wind faculty and Chicago Symphony Orchestra principal musicians, Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, flute; Keith Buncke, bassoon; and Stephen Williamson, clarinet, along with collaborative pianist Beilin Han, will join us live from the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio with works of Devienne, Glinka, Villa-Lobos, Brahms, Pierne, and Poulenc. DePaul University School of Music

Nicholas Phan and Shannon McGinnis

November 12, 2018

Lyric tenor Nicholas Phan joins us once again in the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio on this Live from WFMT. Described by the Boston Globe as “one of the world’s most remarkable singers,” American tenor Nicholas Phan is increasingly recognized as an artist of distinction. Praised for his keen intelligence, captivating stage presence and natural musicianship, he performs regularly with ...

Paul Lewis

November 5, 2018

British pianist Paul Lewis visited WFMT last week to record this Live from WFMT program in Levin Performance Studio. In this broadcast, he shares works by Haydn and Beethoven. READ MORE: How to Win Music Competitions Even if You Lose — Tips from Paul Lewis

Yuki and Tomoko Mack (Rebroadcast)

October 22, 2018

Hear the award-winning piano duo play a varied program featuring Dvořák, Falla, Liszt, and Gershwin in this encore broadcast of their June 4, 2018, Live from WFMT performance.

Robert Chen and Matthew Hagle

October 15, 2018

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Robert Chen and pianist Matthew Hagle return to the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio for a program of music for violin and piano by Brahms, Ysaÿe, C. Schumann, and R. Strauss.

Philip and Patricia Morehead and Friends

October 8, 2018

Pianist Philip Morehead and composer/oboist Patricia Morehead return to the WFMT studios to perform live chamber music with some friends. They are joined by flutist Caroline Pittman and soprano Alicia Berneche.

Orion Ensemble

October 1, 2018

The Orion Ensemble returns to perform live from the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio for this Live from WFMT. They bring with them repertoire by Mozart, Schubert, and Strauss. Florentina Ramniceanu, Violin Judy Stone, Cello Kathryne Pirtle, Clarinet Diana Schmück, Piano

Sara Su Jones and Tatyana Stepanova

June 25, 2018

Violinist Sara Su Jones is joined by collaborative pianist Tatyana Stepanova for a live recital from the Levin Performance Studio. Sara Su Jones, violin Hailed as a “violinist of enviable gifts” by a Chicago Sun-Times music critic, Sara Su Jones is an award-winning violinist who has performed as a soloist throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Sara Su appears regularly ...

Jory Vinikour with Special Guest Rachel Barton-Pine

June 18, 2018

Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour returns to the Levin Performance Studio with special guest, violinist Rachel Barton-Pine.


June 11, 2018

Picosa is a mixed Chicago based ensemble known for producing virtuosic symphony-like sound. They are dedicated to presenting repertoire from across the centuries.   *On-demand audio featured on this site may have been edited in order to comply with U.S. copyright regulations.

Yuki and Tomoko Mack

June 4, 2018

The award winning piano duo “The Mack Sisters” consisting of Yuki and Tomoko Mack known for their diverse programming return to the Levin Performance Studio to present a recital of live music. *On-demand audio featured on this site may have been edited in order to comply with U.S. copyright regulations.

Bonnie Campbell, Diana Schmück, and Friends

May 21, 2018

Clarinetist Bonnie Campbell, pianist Diana Schmück, along with some friends present a celebration of Bernstein music as we near his 100th birthday anniversary.

Members of the Elgin Symphony

May 14, 2018

Members of the Elgin Symphony perform works of Beethoven and Brahms live from the Levin Performance Studio at WFMT.

Janet Sung and Friends

May 7, 2018

Violinist Janet Sung returns to the Levin Studio with some very talented musician colleagues with a program entitled String Souvenirs presenting works by Mozart, Kodály, and Tchaikovsky. Performers: Janet Sung, violin Lina Bahn, violin Victoria Chiang, viola Anthony Devroye, viola Stephen Balderston, cello Michael Mermagen, cello

Victor Santiago Asuncion

April 23, 2018

Pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion returns to the WFMT Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio to present an all Ravel recital.

Rembrandt Chamber Players

March 26, 2018

The Rembrandt Chamber Players are committed to presenting a wide range of music for small ensemble that encompasses baroque through contemporary repertoire. Tonight’s live broadcast will feature the Dohnányi Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op.1 and more.