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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Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet

September 30, 2020

We welcome back live performances from the Chicago Cultural Center. Though the Cultural Center remains closed, the WFMT audience will be treated to a live concert from the Claudia Cassidy Theater with the Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet.  Nora Shaffer, Eb Clarinet/Bb Clarinet Erin Miesner, Bb Clarinet Cally Laughlin, Bb Clarinet Joe Sanchez, Bass Clarinet