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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Noah Chen and Beilin Han

October 28, 2020

Joining us from the Claudia Cassidy Theater of the Chicago Cultural Center is cellist Noah Chen with collaborative pianist Beilin Han. Cellist Noah Chen currently attends the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Dr Clara Kim. Noah is both an avid soloist and chamber musician. As a member of the Chen String Quartet, he has performed ...

Marie Tachouet

November 4, 2020

Flutist Marie Tachouet joins us for a live Dame Myra Hess Concert from the Chicago Cultural Center.

Masha and Lyudmila Lakisova

November 11, 2020

Violinist Masha Lakisova and her mother pianist Lyudmila Lakisova join us for a live Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert live from the Cultural Center with music of Biography courtesy of IMF Chicago. At just nineteen, Chicago violinist Masha Lakisova is fast becoming one of the rising stars of her generation. She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras worldwide such ...

Andrew Byun and Victor Asuncion

November 18, 2020

Canadian cellist Andrew Byun is joined by pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion for a live performance of Schumann, Tailleferre, and Beethoven. Biography courtesy of IMF Chicago. Andrew Byun is a Canadian cellist studying under the tutelage of Hans Jorgen Jensen at Northwestern University. Byun has appeared in masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Ida Kavafian, Jian Wang, Frans Helmerson, Laurence Lesser, Thomas Riebl, ...