Mondays at 8:00 pm
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.
August 16, 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.”
September 6, 2021
From July 25: Ravinia mainstay Misha Dichter plays music by Beethoven and Schubert.
Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
August 30, 2021
From August 5: Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and pianist Kevin Murphy share a program of music and poetry.
Apollo’s Fire: Summer Nights in Venice
August 23, 2021
From August 3: Apollo’s Fire, the distinguished early music ensemble, takes the stage for a performance of Italian Baroque music.
The Zukerman Trio
August 16, 2021
From July 28: The ensemble, led by legendary violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman, performs selections by Beethoven and Brahms.
Vladimir Feltsman, piano
August 9, 2021
From July 8, Vladimir Feltsman performs music by Beethoven and Schubert.
RSMI Faculty Fete
August 2, 2021
From July 2: Violinist Mirian Fried, pianist Alon Goldstein, and other faculty members of the Ravinia Steans Music Institute perform music of Mozart, George Walker, and Fauré.
Ohlsson Plays Brahms 4
July 26, 2021
In the final installment of the pianist’s Breadth of Brahms series, Ohlsson performs the Piano Sonata No. 1, the Sixteen Waltzes and more.
Ohlsson Plays Brahms 3
July 19, 2021
In the third program of the pianist’s Breadth of Brahms series, Ohlsson performs the Seven Fantasies, the Piano Sonata No. 3, and more.