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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.
International Chamber Artists
March 12, 2018
What began as a gathering of musical friends, has grown to 21 musicians who form a versatile ensemble dedicated to showcasing emerging artists and bringing “great music to Chicago.” The International Chamber Artists return once again to the Levin Performance Studio with a diverse and varied program including a piece by pianist and artistic director Patrick Godon.
March 5, 2018
Noted as, “one of Chicago’s most vibrant, versatile and distinctive ensembles,” by the Chicago Tribune’s John von Rhein, the Orion ensemble returns to the WFMT Levin studio with a work by Chicago composer Sebastian Huydts commissioned by the Orion Ensemble. The core group is comprised of: Florentina Ramniceanu, Violin Judy Stone, Cello Kathryne Pirtle, Clarinet Diana Schmück, Piano
Rebroadcast: The Dover Quartet
February 26, 2018
From up and coming to one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world, the Dover Quartet joined us live from the Levin studio at WFMT with works of Schumann, Bartok, and Tchaikovsky. Hear a program originally broadcast live on November 13, 2017. The members of the Dover Quartet are: Joel Link, violin Bryan Lee, violin Melena Pajaro-Van de Stadt, ...
Dmitry Kouzov & Yulia Fedoseeva
February 19, 2018
The duo of cellist Dmitry Kouzov and pianist Yulia Fedoseeva join us live in the Levin Performance Studio with music of Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and Rachmaninoff. About the artists: Dmitry Kouzov A versatile performer, cellist Dmitry Kouzov has performed on five continents with orchestras, in solo and duo recitals, and in chamber music performances. He has appeared with such ...
Daniel Schlosberg with Anthony Devroye & Stephen Lancaster
February 12, 2018
Praised for his “intellect and passion” as a performer by the Washington Post, pianist Daniel Schlosberg returns to WFMT. He brings with him violist Anthony Devroye and baritone Stephen Lancaster to perform works of Shostakovich, Schumann, and Bernstein live from the Levin Performance Studio.
Stefan Milenkovich & Rohan de Silva
February 5, 2018
Celebrated Serbian born violinist Stefan Milenkovich has performed on some of the worlds best known stages such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Cadogan Hall as well as for dignitaries such as President Ronald Regan, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Pope John Paul II. He joins us on Live from WFMT with pianist Rohan de Silva.
Cory Tiffin & Friends
January 29, 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
Blackbird Creative Lab
January 22, 2018
Eighth Blackbird founded this creative lab to inspire future composers and performers to share their vision. Tonight they will present a program of exciting and innovative music.
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.
Matthew Hagle, piano
December 5, 2022
This is an encore broadcast from March 6, 2019. Pianist Matthew Hagle presents an all Beethoven recital.
Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, piano duo
December 12, 2022
For more than four decades, pianists Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem have enjoyed an extensive international career as proponents of music for both piano duet and two keyboards. Kerry Frumkin welcomes the duo back to the Levin Studio for this episode of Live From WFMT.