Mondays at 8:00 pm
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.
DePaul University Wind Faculty [Rebroadcast]
April 27, 2020
This is a rebroadcast from 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 ...
Nicholas Phan and Shannon McGinnis [Rebroadcast]
April 20, 2020
This is a rebroadcast from November 12, 2018. 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 the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies. Also an avid recitalist, in 2010 ...
Gautier Capuçon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet [Rebroadcast]
April 13, 2020
This is a rebroadcast from a performance with cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet recorded live from Ravinia’s Martin Theatre. Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. Performing internationally with many of the world’s foremost conductors and instrumentalists, he is also founder and leader of the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle at the Fondation Louis Vuitton ...
Jory Vinikour with Special Guest Rachel Barton Pine [Rebroadcast]
April 6, 2020
This is a rebroadcast from June 18, 2018. Recognized as one of the outstanding harpsichordists of his generation, Jory Vinikour has cultivated a highly-diversified career that takes him to the world’s most important festivals, concert halls, and opera houses as recitalist and concerto soloist, partner to many of today’s finest instrumental and vocal artists, coach, and conductor. Born in Chicago, ...
Janet Sung and Friends [Rebroadcast]
March 30, 2020
This is a rebroadcast from May 7, 2018. The program features Mozart, Kodály, and Tchaikovsky. Violinist Janet Sung enjoys an acclaimed international career as a virtuoso soloist, recognized for her intense, exhilarating performances, and by her signature lustrous, burnished tone. Hailed by The Washington Post for her “riveting” playing and “exquisite tone”, her playing possesses the rare blend of fierce ...
Stile Antico [Rebroadcast]
March 23, 2020
Originally broadcast July 15, 2019, tonight is an encore performance with Stile Antico recorded live, in concert from Ravinia’s Martin Theatre. Stile Antico is firmly established as one of the world’s most accomplished and innovative vocal ensembles. Working without a conductor, its twelve members have thrilled audiences on four continents with their fresh, vibrant and moving performances of Renaissance polyphony. ...
March 16, 2020
Tonight Live From WFMT presents an encore broadcast of a performance by pianist Matthew Hagle from December 2017. This recital completes his traversal of all of the Beethoven piano sonatas. Pianist Matthew Hagle is a musician of great versatility and depth, whose performances are a rare mixture of musical understanding, imaginative programming, pianistic mastery and beauty of sound. In solo ...
March 9, 2020
Cellist Anita Graef will be joined by collaborative pianist Louise Chan, and violinist Julian Graef in music of Piazzolla, Mozart, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff for this Live From WFMT broadcast. Maggie Reberg hosts. Described as “a world class musician” (Galena Gazette), cellist Anita Graef has earned recognition for her music making as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. Recent appearances ...
International Chamber Artists
March 2, 2020
Yukie Ota, flute Sang Mee Lee, violin Youming Chen, viola Jocelyn Butler, cello PatrickGodon, piano Brian Reichenbach, trumpet Sarah Carrillo, trumpet Dan O’Connell, horn Chelsea French, trombone Sean Whitaker, tuba 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 ...
February 24, 2020
Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal for piano and recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Zoltán Fejérvári has appeared in recitals throughout Europe and the United States in such prestigious venues as Carnegie’s Weill Hall in New York, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the Library of Congress in Washington DC, Gasteig in Munich, Lingotto in Turin, the Palau de Música ...
Cory Tiffin and Friends ***Encore Broadcast
February 17, 2020
This is an encore broadcast from 2018. Clarinetist Cory Tiffin returns to WFMT with some musical colleagues to present music of Mozart and Beethoven live from the Levin Performance studio. Cory Tiffin, clarinet Timothy Munro, flute Yvonne Lam, violin Dmitri Pogorelov, violin Aurelian Pederzoli, viola Paul Dwyer, cello
Heather Wittels and Andrew Rosenblum
February 10, 2020
Lyric Opera Orchestra violinist Heather Wittels joins us along with collaborative pianist Andrew Rosenblum for this Live From WFMT Broadcast. Heather Wittels is a member of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra first violin section, the associate concertmaster of the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra, and a member of the faculty at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. In recent seasons she ...
Paul Lewis ***Encore Broadcast
February 3, 2020
This is an encore performance from November 5, 2018. On that program he shared works of Haydn and Beethoven. Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s ...
January 27, 2020
Sopranos: Jenny Haworth, Laura Pinto Altos: Lindsey Adams, Jessica Melger Tenors: Matthew Dean, Wain Parham Basses: Bill Chin, John Orduña Piano: Julian Chin Keyboard: Andrew Lawrence The Oriana Singers have been stretching artistic boundaries since first coming together in 1979. Led by noted conductor William Chin, they have toured Chicagoland and abroad, experimenting with the chemistry of Renaissance songs and contemporary vocal jazz ...
Katharina Uhde and Michael Uhde
January 20, 2020
Violinist Katharina Uhde and pianist Michael Uhde present a program entitled Re-discovering Joseph Joachim on this Live From WFMT. Katharina Uhde, Assistant Professor of Music at Valparaiso University, is an internationally acclaimed violinist and musicologist. She is the author of The Music of Joseph Joachim(Boydell & Brewer, 2018). She holds a DMA degree from the University of Michigan and a PhD ...
January 13, 2020
Tonight, we present an encore performance by internationally renowned pianist and conductor Ian Hobson, featuring works of Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Sousa. 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 ...
December 16, 2019
Tonight, we present a rebroadcast of Midsummer’s Music performance from May 13, 2019 with a program of Turina, Mozart, and Mendelssohn. Dan Won, Clarinet David Perry, Violin I Stephanie Preucil, Violin II Sally Chisholm, Viola I Allyson Fleck, Viola II Walter Preucil, Cello Andrew Keller, Bass Jeannie Yu, Piano Midsummer’s Music, founded by Jim and Jean Berkenstock, has been bringing ...
Anthony DeVroye and Daniel Schlosberg
December 9, 2019
Anthony Devroye has been violist of the Avalon String Quartet since 2004. Mr. Devroye is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Michael Tree and Roberto Diaz; and holds a B.A. in Biological Science from Columbia University, where he pursued concurrent viola studies at The Juilliard School under Toby Appel, Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory. ...
Victor Santiago Asuncion
December 2, 2019
Pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion returns to the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio for a live recital. Hailed by The Washington Post for his “poised and imaginative playing,” Filipino-American pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion has appeared in concert halls in Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Spain, Turkey and the USA, as a recitalist and concerto soloist. He played his orchestral debut at the age of ...
November 25, 2019
Joel Spears returns with Black Tulip with a Baroque cantata program entitled “Women of Power.” Black Tulip is a multinational ensemble featuring Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano (the Netherlands), Mirja Lorenz, recorders (Germany), Phillip W. Serna, violas da gamba (US), and Joel Spears, lutes and theorbo (US). Interdisciplinary by nature, Black Tulip’s innovative outside-of-the-box programming immerses audiences in vivid and dynamic multi-media experiences. Black Tulip ...
Benjamin Hochman, piano
October 9, 2023, 8:00 pm
A superb and elegant pianist, Benjamin Hochman returns for this long-awaited edition of Live From WFMT.
Inna Faliks and Daniel Schlosberg
October 16, 2023, 8:00 pm
Pianist Inna Faliks plays music by Fazıl Say and a broadcast premiere by Richard Danielpour. Plus a virtuosic piano four hands arrangement of Mahler's Symphony No. 6.
Su Yeon Kim
October 23, 2023, 8:00 pm
The Korean pianist Su Yeon Kim achieved international acclaim when she won the First Prize at the Concours musical international de Montréal in 2021 and the second prize at the Mozart International Competition Salzburg 2020. Su Yeon Kim makes her Live From WFMT debut under the auspices of the Concours musical international de Montréal.
Lawrence Brownlee and Donald Lee III
October 30, 2023, 8:00 pm
Tenor Lawrence Brownlee is a leading figure in opera, both as a singer on the world’s top stages, and as a voice for activism and diversity in the industry. He has been hailed as “an international star in the bel canto operatic repertory” (The New York Times), and “one of the most in-demand opera singers in the world today” (NPR). In town ...