Wednesdays at 12:15 pm
From the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, hear weekly live concerts.
Each week, WFMT goes live to the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago for concerts with emerging artists from around the world, produced by Classical Music Chicago. Some shows offer solo recitals while others feature ensembles. 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.
Natasha Stojanovska, piano
November 30, 2022
Pianist Natasha Stojanovska plays music by Jean-Phillippe Rameau, Ravel, Dora Pejachevich, and a composition of her own, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.
Guilherme Andreas and Matthieu Cognet
November 23, 2022
Flutist Guilherme Andreas and pianist Matthieu Cognet play music by Francis Poulenc and Gabriel Fauré live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.
Xiaohui Yang, piano
November 16, 2022
Pianist Xiaohui Yang plays music by Gabriel Fauré, Shulamit Ran, and Frédéric Chopin live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.
Danae Dörken, piano
November 9, 2022
Pianist Danae Dörken plays music by Fazıl Say, Claude Debussy, Manos Hatzidakis, and Felix Mendelssohn live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. *On-demand audio featured on this site may have been edited in order to comply with U.S. copyright regulations.
Aletheia Piano Trio
November 3, 2022
Music by Franz Schubert and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. This performance will air on WFMT airwaves on Thursday, November 3; a video stream of the performance will be available live.
Fischoff Double Gold Tour: Terra String Quartet
October 26, 2022
The Terra Quartet returns to the Hess Concert series to play music by Dinuk Wijeratne and Claude Debussy.
Katherine Petersen, piano
October 19, 2022
Chicago-based pianist Katherine Petersen plays music by Florence Price and Robert Muczynski.
Kina Ono, violin & Élider DiPaula, piano
October 12, 2022
Kina Ono and Élider DiPaula play music by Latin American composers: Gnattali, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, and Ponce.
Evren Ozel, piano
October 5, 2022
Minnesota-born pianist Evren Ozel takes the stage at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, for a recital of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Pulitzer-winning American composer Leon Kirchner.
Thalea String Quartet
September 28, 2022
The Thalea String Quartet presents a program with works by Gabriella Smith and Antonín Dvořák.
Fischoff Double Gold Tour: Mixed Media
September 21, 2022
This week’s broadcast features a performance by the Gold Medal winners of this year’s Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition: Mixed Media. They’ll be performing works by Eugène Bozza, Viet Cuong, George Frideric Handel, David Salleras Quintana, and Jennifer Higdon.
Adam Sadberry, flute & Nathan Cheung, piano
September 14, 2022
Flutist Adam Sadberry and pianist Nathan Cheung perform music of William Grant Still and César Franck on this week’s broadcast.
Samuel DeCaprio, cello & Chelsea Wang, piano
September 7, 2022
Cellist Samuel DeCaprio and pianist Chelsea Wang perform works by Antonio Vivaldi, Bohuslav Martinů, and Amy Beach.
Max Tan, violin & Marisa Gupta, piano
August 31, 2022
Max Tan and Marisa Gupta present a program with music by Karol Szymanowski, Johannes Brahms, and Henri Wieniawski.
Terra String Quartet
August 24, 2022
The Terra String Quartet performs a program spanning the centuries with music written in 2019 by Vivian Fung and a piece from the late 18th century by Franz Joseph Haydn.
Carmen Abelson, violin & Lillia Woolschlager, piano
August 17, 2022
Music of Mark O’Connor, George Gershwin, Florence Price, Amy Beach, Henri Vieuxtemps.
Pianist Matthieu Cognet
August 10, 2022
French pianist Matthieu Cognet gives a wide-ranging recital featuring music by Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, and George Gershwin.
Pianist Zhu Wang
August 3, 2022
Zhu Wang, a Hunan, China-born piano soloist and chamber musician, performs music of Franz Schubert, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Zhang Zhao, and Igor Stravinsky.
Michael Tran and Lillia Woolschlager
July 20, 2022
Clarinetist Michael Tran and pianist Lillia Woolschlager present works by Claude Debussy, Jessie Montgomery, and Johannes Brahms for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert.