Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Wednesdays at 12:15 pm
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Live weekly concerts from some of the world’s most exciting emerging artists

Each week, WFMT shares live concerts from emerging artists from around the world. Produced by Classical Music Chicago, the series is named for pianist Myra Hess, who organized over 1500 free concerts for Londoners during World War II. Enjoy solo recitals and ensemble performances from some of classical music’s brightest rising talent, presenting thrilling repertoire across eras and instruments.

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In-Ae Ha, piano

May 29, 2024, 12:15 pm

In-Ae Ha is acclaimed as a passionate pianist, lauded for her "new and radiant interpretation, brilliant virtuosity, and driving energy."

Josh Jones, marimba

June 5, 2024, 12:15 pm

The Chicago-born percussionist performsd works by Scriabin, Debussy, Abe, and more.

Oliver Neubauer, violin and Chelsea Wang, piano

June 12, 2024, 12:15 pm

Violinist Oliver Neubauer and Pianist Chelsea Wang perform works by Clara Schumann and Richard Strauss live at the Seventeeth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. Violinist Oliver Neubauer is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting young artists of his time. First prize winner of the 2023 Susan Wadsworth Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Oliver is a YCA Jacobs Fellow and ...

Ian Rucker, baritone and Michael Banwarth, piano

June 26, 2024, 12:15 pm

Baritonist Ian Rucker and Pianist Michael Banwarth perform music by Gabriel Fauré, Gustav Mahler, Frank Loesser, Leonard Bernstein and Richard Rodgers live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The third-year baritone with Lyric Opera’s Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Ian Rucker will appear at Lyric in the 2024/25 Season as Schaunard/La Bohème. ...