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 Classical Music Chicago. 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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Trio Gaia

February 8, 2023, 12:15 pm

Trio Gaia, made up of violinist Grant Houston, cellist Yi-Mei Templeman and pianist Andrew Barnwell, plays music by Jennifer Higdon and Beethoven, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

Sara Davis Buechner, piano, and Kontras Quartet

February 15, 2023, 12:15 pm

Pianist Sara Davis Buechner and Kontras Quartet, made up of violinists Eleanor Bartsch and Francois Henkins, violist Ben Weber, and cellist Jean Hatmaker, play music by Joaquín Turina and Reynaldo Hahn, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

Caitlin Edwards, violin and Daniel Schlosberg, piano

February 22, 2023, 12:15 pm

Violinist Caitlin Edwards and pianist Daniel Schlosberg play music by Ethel Smyth, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, and Ahmed Alabaca, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.