Mondays at 8:00 pm
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.
Starting in July, Live from WFMT goes on hiatus. Mondays at 8:00 pm will feature broadcasts from the Ravinia Festival. Click here for more information.
Michaela Paetsch, violin & Susan Merdinger, piano
January 15, 2018
Violinist Michaela Paetsch and pianist Susan Merdinger complete the Beethoven sonata cycle.
January 8, 2018
For this broadcast, we are presenting a performance recorded on September 5, 2017 at Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall by pianist Bryan Wallick.
December 11, 2017
Pianist Matthew Hagle completes his cycle of Beethoven Piano Sonatas tonight on Live on WFMT.
Fifth House Ensemble & Jason Vieaux
December 4, 2017
The dynamic Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble has been praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse.” John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune wrote, “You have to admire the sheer imaginative chutzpah these young performers bring to their envelope-pushing enterprise.” Committed to innovative programming and educational outreach, the ensemble presents performances in traditional and untraditional venues ...
November 27, 2017
Described by the Chicago Tribune as “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet,” they have no shortage of accolades. Their impressive list of accomplishments include 4 Grammy Awards, a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, a Chamber Music America’s Inaugural Visionary Award, and Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year. They join us again in the ...
Janet Sung and Friends Encore Broadcast
November 20, 2017
Tonight, we present an encore broadcast from May 5, 2017 entitled A Little Night Music with works by Mozart, Arensky, and Schoenberg. The ensemble consists of: Janet Sung, violin Carolyn Staurt, violin Sheila Browne, viola Suzanne Rousso, viola Brant Taylor, cello Alan Rafferty, cello
The Dover Quartet
November 13, 2017
From up and coming to one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world, the Dover Quartet joins us live from the Levin studio at WFMT with works of Schumann, Bartok, and Tchaikovsky. The members of the Dover Quartet are: Joel Link, violin Bryan Lee, violin Melena Pajaro-Van de Stadt, viola Camden Shaw, cello
Apollo’s Fire and Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
November 6, 2017
Tonight we will present a performance recorded on July 27, 2017 live at Ravinia’s Martin Theatre of Apollo’s Fire and Cleveland Baroque Orchestra directed by Jeannette Sorrell. The program is entitled The Four Seasons Re-Discovered: An All-Vivaldi Program.06
The 2017 Grammy Honorees
October 30, 2017
The 2017 Grammy season was an exciting one for Chicago chamber music with Third Coast Percussion, the Lincoln Trio, and Spektral Quartet securing three of the five nominations for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance with Third Coast Percussion bringing home the win. Tonight, all three ensembles will join us from a special location in the WTTW studios.
October 23, 2017
Tonight we present pianist Behzod Abduraimov recorded live in concert on August 21, 2017, from Ravinia’s Martin Theater. Included on the program are works by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, and Prokofiev.
October 16, 2017
Kontras, WFMT’s Ensemble-In-Residence, joins us in performance for this Live From WFMT broadcast with a program entitled “Roots” – classical music that references folk styles. Kontras Quartet Dmitri Pogorelov, violin Francois Henkins, violin Ben Weber, viola Jean Hatmaker, cello
Robert Chen & George Vatchnadze
October 9, 2017
Violinist and CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen along with pianist George Vatchnadze join us live in the Levin Studio with a program of Mozart, Ravel, Brahms and Kreisler.
October 2, 2017
The Orion Ensemble returns to the Levin Performance Studio with a program entitled A Beautiful Oboe and Friends.
September 25, 2017
The early music ensemble The Strangers present music for the High Holidays, including music of little-known Italian/Jewish composer Salomone Rossi. The Strangers Allison Selby Cook, soprano Josh R. Pritchett, alto/tenor Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor Constantine Novotny, baritone Joel Spears, theorbo
KAIA String Quartet
June 5, 2017
WFMT’s Ensemble in Residence joins us in the Levin Studio with music of Latin America.
May 29, 2017
Pianist Inna Faliks joins us in the Levin Studio with excerpts from her Re-imagine Beethoven and Ravel Project. *On-demand audio featured on this site may have been edited in order to comply with U.S. copyright regulations.
Civitas and Gipsy Way
May 22, 2017
The combined forces of Civitas and Gipsy Way perform live from the Levin Performance Studio with works of Brahms, Sarasate, Sommer and more.
Pianist Daniel Schlosberg Plays Schubert, Silvestrov, and More
May 15, 2017
Pianist Daniel Schlosberg returns to the WFMT Levin Performance Studio with to play the following program: Franz Schubert: Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946 Carl Ruggles: Evocations, 4 Chants for Piano Ludwig van Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 Francis Poulenc: Les soirées de Nazelles Valentin Silvestrov: Der Bote
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