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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Lindsay Garritson

February 27, 2019

Award winning pianist Lindsay Garritson performs works by Haydn, Glinka, and Prokofiev live from the Chicago Cultural Center for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Broadcast. Pianist Lindsay Garritson has performed throughout the United States and abroad since the age of four. She has appeared as soloist with the Phoenix Symphony, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra (Texas), ...

Diderot String Quartet with Harry Bicket

March 13, 2019

Diderot String Quartet—named after the eighteenth-century French philosopher and Boccherini enthusiast Denis Diderot—brings a fresh approach to works of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Diderot came together in 2012 after having first met at Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School. The four musicians share a background in historical performance and a passion for the string quartet genre; they found the ...

Michael Noble

March 20, 2019

Pianist Michael Noble presents a program of Brahms, Schubert, and Scriabin live from the Chicago Cultural Center. Michael Noble has developed an international reputation as an “astonishing” (Het Nieuwsblad) and versatile pianist whose performances and initiatives have engrossed audiences across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Since his first recital at the age of six, he has won prizes in numerous ...

Richard Lin and Chih-Yi Chen

March 27, 2019

Violinist Richard Lin with collaborative pianist Chih-Yi Chen present a program of Weiniawski, Grieg, and Tchaikovsky live from the Chicago Cultural Center. Taiwanese-American violinist Richard Lin is the newly crowned Gold Medalist of the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis which took place this past September. Highlights of Mr. Lin’s 2018-2019 season include recitals in Chicago, La Jolla and ...