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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Callisto Quartet

October 24, 2018

2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition grand prize winners the Callisto Quartet join us with a program of Schubert and Mozart. This broadcast will be recorded live and broadcast at 8:00pm. Paul Aguilar, Violin Rachel Stenzel, Violin Eva Kennedy, Viola Hannah Moses, Cello Grand prize winners of the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Callisto Quartet was formed in ...

Tzu-Yin Huang

November 7, 2018

Pianist Tzu-Yin Huang joins us in live performance under the Tiffany glass dome of the Chicago Cultural Center for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. Tzu-Yin Huang began playing the piano at the age four in Taiwan. After many years of study, including an undergraduate degree from National Taiwan Normal University, she won the school concerto competition and the YAMAHA ...

Dominic Cheli

November 14, 2018

Pianist Dominic Cheli performs live on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast from Preston Bradley Hall. Applauded by MusicWeb International for his “splendid playing…great skill and technical prowess,” pianist Dominic Cheli is First Prize winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Earlier in 2017, Naxos released his debut CD, and he won the Music Academy of the West ...