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Ravinia is back, and so is WFMT's series of broadcasts from Highland Park.
From the hallowed grounds of one of the great summer music festivals in the US, WFMT brings you some of the summer's highlight performances from Ravinia Festival's beloved, intimate Martin Theatre and iconic, legendary Pavilion.
There are no upcoming broadcasts at the moment.
Anthony de Mare: Reimagining Sondheim from the Piano
October 3, 2022
Season Finale: Anthony de Mare brings Stephen Sondheim’s legendary songbook to solo piano.
Lincoln Trio: Chicago and Chopin
September 26, 2022
The “inventive and robustly expressive” Lincoln Trio brings works by Chicago composers Stacy Garrop and Shulamit Ran as well as Poland’s most famous, Frédéric Chopin.
Inna Faliks: Reimagine Beethoven and Ravel, Nine Premieres
September 19, 2022
Inna Faliks breaks ground with the first full performance of nine social responses she commissioned on Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit and Beethoven’s Op. 126 Bagatelles plus the original masterpieces.
Music for the Royal Fireworks with Music of the Baroque
September 12, 2022
Dame Jane Glover leads Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks plus soaring works by Bach, Haydn, and Mozart in a performance featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson.
NEXUS Chamber Music: Dancing with the Shadow
September 5, 2022
NEXUS Chamber Music, an enterprising, upstart Chicago music organization, presents a wide-ranging chamber program featuring music by Felipe Tovar-Henao, Eleanor Alberga, Béla Bartók, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Pianist Bryan Wallick: Virtuosic Fugue
August 29, 2022
Across centuries, fugues have been fascinating flourishes for composers—Bryan Wallick walks their evolution from Bach to Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, and today, before concluding with Beethoven’s fiendish and famed “Hammerklavier.”
August 22, 2022
Enjoy an encore broadcast of Apollo’s Fire in concert, featuring tenor Brian Giebler and Chicago-born soprano Erica Schuller in a program of Venetian treats, including fiery concertos by Vivaldi and gorgeous songs by Monteverdi.
August 15, 2022
The 20-year-old piano phenom made his Ravinia debut earlier this summer with an all-Russian program including Rachmaninoff’s eight Études-Tableaux, works by Prokofiev and Medtner, as well as a number of encores for the dazzled audience.
August 8, 2022
The Miró Quartet performs music by George Walker, Kevin Puts, and Antonín Dvořák.
August 1, 2022
As likely to be harmonizing on a blues progression as a Renaissance madrigal, Chanticleer is back with a brand-new tour of songs “as fresh as a blade of grass, tightly focused and keenly expressive”
RSMI Faculty Chamber Players
July 25, 2022
Artists on the faculty of the Ravinia Steans Music Institute, a respected summer conservatory, feature in this program of music by Johannes Brahms, Joseph Haydn, Anton Webern, and Jaakko Kuusisto, a late alum of the RSMI program.
Emerson String Quartet
July 18, 2022
After more than four decades of prominence as one of the world’s premier ensembles, the Emerson String Quartet has announced they will disband in 2023.
Miriam Fried and Jonathan Biss: Violin/Piano Duos
July 11, 2022
Season Premiere: Mother-son duo Miriam Fried, violin, and Jonathan Biss, piano, perform violin sonatas.
Misha and Cipa Dichter
October 18, 2021
This program was recorded live on the pavilion stage at the Ravinia Festival on July 26 2021. The duo performed works of Dvorak, Liszt, and Grainger.
October 11, 2021
The Lincoln Trio was recorded live in concert on September 21, 2021 from the Ravinia Festival.
NEXUS Chamber Music
October 4, 2021
Benjamin Baker, violin Brian Hong, violin and co-artistic director Jordan Bak, viola Alexander Hersh, cello and co-artistic director Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, flute Kristina Bachrach, soprano Augusta Read Thomas, composer and emcee The program entitled Upon Wings of Words was recorded live on September 9, 2021 from the Pavilion at the Ravinia Festival.
Lara Downes, Rachel Barton Pine, Ifetayo Ali-Landing, & the Chicago Sinfonietta
September 27, 2021
Season Finale: from September 7, pianist Lara Downes, violinist Rachel Barton Pine, and cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing are joined by members of the Chicago Sinfonietta to perform music by Black composers: Margaret Bonds, Florence Price, William Grant Still, and more.
September 20, 2021
From September 14: The Miró Quartet performs music by George Walker, Kevin Puts, and Antonín Dvořák.
September 13, 2021
From August 31: Bass-baritone Davóne Tines and pianist Adam Nielsen give a performance called Recital No. 1: Mass, an “exploration of the Mass woven through Western European, African American, and 21st-century traditions.”