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Violinists Daniel Phillips & Jennifer Frautschi join violists Steven Tenenbom & Ida Kavafian, plus cellist Eric Kim, in a beautiful rendition of the Brahms String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111. Also on the program are two works by Claude Debussy: his Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano, and L’isle Joyeuse.
The Dover Quartet plays Mozart’s “Dissonance Quartet” – String Quartet in C Major, K. 465. Then later, it’s the Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67 by Dmitri Shostakovich, performed by Nicolas Namoradze, John Storgårds and Peter Stumpf.
“An ensemble of exceptional insight”, the Brentano String Quartet performs masterworks with reverence and an admirable balance of creativity and restraint.
This week, discover Anton Arensky’s memorial to Tchaikovsky in the form of his Quartet in A Minor for Violin, Viola, and Two Cellos, Op. 35. Also featured on the program: Leonard Bernstein’s first published work, and Clara Schumann’s Three Romances, Op. 22.
A juxtaposition of two completely different styles. Enjoy Mozart’s Wind Serenade in C minor, K. 388, then the Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 67 by Amy Beach.
Pianist Zoltán Fejérvári wows with the Bach Partita in B-flat Major, and the Escher String Quartet gives a fantastic performance of Dvorak’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 51.
Works by Classical era giants shine in string quartet and piano trio configurations.
Season Premiere: Benjamin Hochman plays a hidden gem of the English Baroque repertoire, then we hear a String Quintet by Franz Schubert.
How better to mark 70 years of WFMT than with a party!?
Hearing music by Schubert and Mendelssohn, WFMT audiences enjoyed some rarified music-making by the Risus Quartet, the Grand Prize winner of the prestigious 2021 Fishoff Competition.
Enjoy the beauty of live music-making (even if you aren’t there in person) with a star-studded chamber music sampler of works new and old.
Chicago’s own KAIA String Quartet plays an original medley to wish you happy holidays. Wearing masks, the ensemble recorded the performance — especially for WFMT — from the Fulton Street Collective.
On the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, the Avalon String Quartet gave a deft and passionate performance of one of Beethoven’s finest chamber works.
Every year, the holiday season brings a new assortment of fabulous and festive Christmas albums.
It’s hard to overstate just how impressive this performance’s lineup is.
For naysayers who think classical music is on the decline, these Chicago-based performing groups offer the perfect response. All founded in the past three years, they’re offering fresh takes on repertoire familiar and unfamiliar, expanding the musical canon and enlivening the musical life of our city.
Now in its 10th season, WFMT’s Introductions, the Saturday morning program that highlights the finest pre-college musicians in the Chicago area, has given young artists a platform to have their talents and voices heard. Many students who appear on the program decide to study music at an early age, but Introductions alum Ryan Meehan discovered the violin by accident. “I …
“We want to dismantle the notion that classical music is reserved for a certain group of people,” said D-Composed Chicago founder Kori Coleman.
The United States Coast Guard Band Saxophone Quartet performed in the Levin Performance Studio at WFMT for an edition of Impromptu. Watch a video as they perform their own arrangement of some favorite holiday tunes.
In September 2017, violinists Jason Issokson and Clara Kim, violist Dana Kelley, and cellist Joann Whang move to New York to begin a graduate residency at the Juilliard School. The four musicians play together as the Argus Quartet, which formed in one of the most unlikely of places: next to a taco truck.
“Once we have gotten over the initial hump of memorizing, we’ve found it allow us to improvise as a group in a much more agile way.”
Continuing its Cabaret series, WFMT brought together diverse artists in the Pregnant Buffalo Lounge, a subterranean space at the Chopin Theatre, on Monday, April 17, 2017. WFMT announcer Robbie Ellis hosted the performance and broadcast before a live audience that featured two Chicago-based ensembles, the band Big Sadie and the Kontras Quartet. The string quartet gets its name from the …