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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Grant Park Music Festival 2021 Project Inclusion String Fellows

August 4, 2021

Allison Lovera and Audrey Lee, violins Cole Randolph, viola Edwardo Rios, cello

Gabriela Vargas and Kuang-Hao Huang

August 11, 2021

Flautist Gabriela Vargas and pianist Kuang-Hao Huang perform works of Bach, Poulenc, and a US premiere performance of music by Stephanie Ann Boyd live from the Chicago Cultural Center.

Ben Solomonow and Christopher Goodpasture

August 18, 2021

Bronze medal winner of the 2021 Fischoff National Chamber Competition cellist Ben Solomow is joined by pianist Christopher Goodpasture performing music of Beethoven, Kodaly, Strohl, and Debussy for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast.   Described by the Toronto Concert Review as “exuding a depth of artistry and sublime musical sensitivity” and noted by the Dallas Morning News for ...

Agustin Muriago

August 25, 2021

Pianist Agustin Muriago has performed throughout the United States, Spain, China, Brazil, and his native Argentina, in venues such as Steinway Hall and Yamaha Artist Services in New York City, the Teatro Ópera in Buenos Aires, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. His repertoire ranges from standard piano works to contemporary music premieres, with an emphasis ...