Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Wednesdays at 12:15 pm
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

From the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, hear weekly live concerts.

Each week, WFMT goes live to the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago 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 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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Taeguk Mun and Lillia Woolschlager

November 3, 2021

Cellist Taeguk Mun and collaborative pianist Lillians Woolschlager present a program of music by Alberto Ginastera, Ludwig Van Beethoven, and Jean Françaix for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientists, Chicago.

Alexei Tartakovsky

November 10, 2021

Russian-American pianist Alexei Tarakovsky performs works of Einojuhani Rautavaara, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Igor Stravinsky live on this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert.

Kenny Broberg

November 17, 2021

American pianists Kenny Broberg performs two works by Nikolai Medtner on today’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientists, Chicago.

Francessca Anderegg and Matthew McCright

November 24, 2021

Violinist Francessca Anderegg and collaborative pianist Matthew McCright present a program of works by Lili Boulanger, Hannah Lash, and Sergei Prokofiev for this live Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast.

Vicente Della Tonia Junior

December 1, 2021

Pianist Vicente Della Tonia Junior presents a work by Mozart Camargo Guarnieri and two works by Heitor Villa-Lobos for this live broadcast of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert.

Igor Pikayzen and Tatyana Pikayzen

December 8, 2021

Violinist Igor Pikayzen and collaborative pianist Tatyana Pikayzen present a program of Schubert and Weiniaski for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast.

Hyejin Cho

December 15, 2021

Pianist Hyejin Cho presents a program of works by Cécile Chaminade  and Robert Schumann.