Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Wednesdays at 12:15 pm
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Live weekly concerts from some of the world’s most exciting emerging artists

Each week, WFMT shares live concerts from emerging artists from around the world. Produced by Classical Music Chicago, the series is named for pianist Myra Hess, who organized over 1500 free concerts for Londoners during World War II. Enjoy solo recitals and ensemble performances from some of classical music’s brightest rising talent, presenting thrilling repertoire across eras and instruments.

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Ian Rucker, baritone and Michael Banwarth, piano

June 26, 2024, 12:15 pm

Baritone Ian Rucker and pianist Michael Banwarth perform music by Gabriel Fauré, Gustav Mahler, Frank Loesser, Leonard Bernstein and Richard Rodgers live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

Yang (Jack) Gao, piano

July 3, 2024, 12:15 pm

Yang (Jack) Gao performs a composition of his own as well as works by Frédéric Chopin and Maurice Ravel Yang (Jack) Gao, winner of the 2023 Naumburg International Piano Competition (held this past October) is 20 years old and hails from China. He began playing the piano at age four and studying composition at age nine. In 2016, he entered ...

Yanyan Lin, cello and Umi Garrett, piano

July 10, 2024, 12:15 pm

Cellist Yanyan Lin and pianist Umi Garrett perform works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn, Lili Boulanger, and Nadia Boulanger Yanyan Lin performed Haydn D Major Cello Concerto at age 19 with Shanghai Conservatory Orchestra as his solo debut in Shanghai He-luting Hall. He has been invited by festivals such as Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, Encuentro de Santander, Seiji Ozawa ...