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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Timothy Chooi and Natalia Kazaryan

June 20, 2018

Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi and pianist Nattalia Kazaryan perform works by Vitali, Prokofiev, and William Kroll. Hailed by Montreal’s La Presse as “The Miracle,” Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi was named both the First Prize and Audience Choice Winner at the 2018 Schadt String Competition. A winner of Astral’s 2016 National Auditions, he was also awarded the Bronze Medal at New ...

Esther Shin Chuang

June 27, 2018

Pianist Ester-Shin Chuang joins us under the Tiffany glass dome at the Chicago Cultural Center with a program of music by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Bolcom.   Esther Shin Chuang, an award-winning pianist, has performed on four continents: North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. She has shared music and given concerts in the United States, Canada, Uganda, Kenya, Korea, Taiwan, ...