Cellist Jean Hatmaker is a founding member of the Kontras Quartet and the principal cellist of the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. She teamed up with pianist Michael Finlay to play music by Brahms and Coleridge-Taylor.
Think you know a lot about classical music? Robbie Ellis, WFMT host, composer, music director, and comedy songmaker extraordinaire shares four untold musical revelations that will have your head spinning!
On January 15, violinist Stephen Kim and pianist Ilya Friedberg shared the Chicago Cultural Center stage for a concert of passionate, dynamic music by two Romantic composers: Ernest Chausson and Johannes Brahms.
From under the Tiffany Dome of the Chicago Cultural Center, the Merz Trio, which features violinist Brigid Coleridge, cellist Julia Yang, and pianist Lee Dionne, performs Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major. This performance was part of the trio’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert on October 16, 2019.
In the gap between a languid summer and a long winter, there’s just enough room left for fall. It’s a season for transformation, comfort, reflection, and growth. In other words, it’s the perfect time to grab some cider, take in that brilliant fall foliage, and enjoy this playlist created for you by WFMT staff and hosts!
Louise Frank and Kerry Frumkin | December 28, 2018
There may be one city in the world that can be considered the capital of New Year’s celebrations and music, and that is Vienna, Austria. We asked several classical artists to share why they love living in this venerable European city.
“I just finished a four year Beethoven journey where I immersed myself in the music of this great composer, especially his five piano concertos,” says Andsnes. “I basically just played Beethoven for years.”
“April is the cruelest month,” T.S. Eliot famously wrote. But May is here, and what better way to welcome this merry month than with music? Here are six songs to help you say goodbye to April showers and say hello to May flowers.