The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Wednesdays at 12:15 pm
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

From the Chicago Cultural Center, hear weekly live concerts.

Each week WFMT goes live to the Chicago Cultural Center for concerts with emerging artists from around the world, produced by the International Music Foundation. Some shows offer solo recitals while others feature ensembles. The concerts take place beneath the world’s largest Tiffany-domed ceiling, part of a landmark building that originally housed the Chicago Public Library. The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are named for British pianist Myra Hess who organized some 1,700 free lunchtime concerts for Londoners during World War II, in the years of nightly air raids.

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Katinka Klein and Sebastian Huydts

August 22, 2018

Under the Tiffany glass dome of Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Katinka Kleijn and pianist Sebastian Huydts present a live performance of works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Manuel de Falla for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial concert. Chicago Symphony Orchestra member Katinka Kleijn performs across the fields of classical, experimental, contemporary, and ...

Duo Ephelia

August 29, 2018

Clarinetist Amy Gloverand and pianist Milena Zhivotovskaya make up the New York based Duo Ephelia. On this program, they present works of Claude Debussy, Milena Zhivotovskay, and Francis Poulenc. Duo Ephelia, a New York based clarinet and piano team, is dedicated to performing topic-centered recitals that are artful, entertaining, and informative. This approach led to a debut recital at the Klavierhaus, NYC ...