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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Lincoln Trio

December 2, 2020

The Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio returns to share a recital of Turina, Fauré, and Stephanie Boyd. Desirée Ruhstrat violin David Cunliffe cello Marta Aznavoorian, piano Tune in to the performance livestream below.

Joshua Brown and Milana Pavchinskaya

December 9, 2020

Possessing a rare combination of musical instinct, a unique voice, and flawless technique, Joshua Brown has found success in performances and competitions worldwide. He was first recognized for his debut performance with the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of fifteen, for which he received glowing reviews from critics: “Had he played from behind a curtain, you wouldn’t have believed that ...

Avalon String Quartet

December 16, 2020

Blaise Magnière, violin Marie Wang, violin Anthony Devroye, viola Cheng Hou-Lee, cello The Avalon has performed in major venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd St Y, Merkin Hall, and Bargemusic in New York; the Library of Congress and National Gallery of Art in Washington DC; Wigmore Hall in London; and Herculessaal in Munich. Other performances include appearances ...