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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Aruna Quartet

September 25, 2019

Texas Tech University’s award winning Aruna Saxophone Quartet joins us live for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast with works by Grieg and Glazunov and contemporary works by David Maslanka and Marcelo Zarvos. Aruna Quartet William Pyle, soprano saxophone Tony Guzman, alto saxophone Ryan Hill, tenor saxophone Andrew Schoen, baritone saxophone Comprised of undergraduate and graduate students at Texas ...