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Introductions is WFMT’s weekly Saturday morning program that features talented pre-college classical musicians in the Chicago area. Soloists and chamber ensembles perform live in WFMT’s Levin Performance Studio. Large ensembles, including orchestras, choirs, and bands, are recorded at their home venues and broadcast at later dates. The program also features youth music competition winners. While many students who appear on Introductions pursue other careers, some have gone on to study music ...
 
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Our live afternoon series of “impromptu” music and conversation features some of today’s most sought-after musicians from around the world. Previous guests on Impromptu have included cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mezzo-soprano Joyce Di Donato, and author Salman Rushdie. Other guests have included Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tenor Joseph Calleja, violinist Joshua Bell, and the vocal ensemble Chanticleer. Broadcast live from the Levin Performance Studio at WFMT, the program also features local performers ...
 
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 ...
 
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PoetryNow
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PoetryNow is a weekly four-minute radio series featuring some of today’s most accomplished and innovative poets who offer an acoustically rich and reflective look into a single poem.
 
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Founded in 1986 by a group of prominent musicians and chamber music devotees for the purpose of building an internationally-recognized Chicago institution devoted to the study and performance of chamber music, CCME began as the resident ensemble of 98.7WFMT, presenting free monthly First Monday performances at The Chicago Cultural Center and broadcast on WFMT.
 
Chicago's Classical and Folk Music Radio Streaming Online
 
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PoetryNow
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PoetryNow is a weekly four-minute radio series featuring some of today’s most accomplished and innovative poets who offer an acoustically rich and reflective look into a single poem.
 
Critic's Choice, Critical Thinking, and more from Andrew Patner
 
Join host Peter Whorf for The PianoForte Salon Series at Columbia College Chicago, a series of live performances centering on the piano, featuring today’s top solo pianists and chamber musicians. The PianoForte Salon Series started in February of 2006 and promotes exceptional artists from around the world.
 
History comes alive as we revisit important moments in American culture with interviews from the archives of the inimitable 20th-century broadcaster and oral historian Studs Terkel. Host Eve Ewing guides us through the Studs Terkel Radio Archive and pairs each piece of archival audio with an interview with a contemporary thinker, intertwining the past and the present. Dust off your soapbox, open your ears, and come down to the Bughouse Square. Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing is produced by th ...
 
Jim Ginsburg, founder and President of Cedille Records, hosts Cedille Chicago Presents, a program which focuses on Chicago's top classical performers and composers, with recordings drawn from the non-profit label's catalog of more than 140 albums.
 
Chicago's Classical and Folk Music Radio Streaming Online
 
Critic's Choice, Critical Thinking, and more from Andrew Patner
 
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Breaking Glass
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Breaking Glass is a five-episode podcast that explores social justice through the lens of opera. Produced by the Glimmerglass Opera Festival and the WFMT Radio Network, this show challenges ideas of who opera is for and who should create it. Host Paige Hernandez and contributor Tazewell Thompson discuss, question, and challenge what stories are told in the world of opera and how they may look in the future. They engage creatives from across the opera community and draw from their own experie ...
 
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Eric on Opera
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The series, Eric on Opera, will focus on vocal and orchestral music, with host Eric Owens playing selections by his biggest influences, exploring different themes in opera, and inviting special guests from the opera world to join him in the studio.
 
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Founded in 2019, Chamber Music Chicago presents performances by some of today’s leading artists. Violinists Janet Sung and David Bowlin, violist Ann Marie Brink, and cellists Peter Stumpf and Michael Mermagen will perform Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major live on Impromptu. The post Chamber Music Chicago appeared first on 98.7WFMT.…
 
On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 15-year-old cellist Mia Wimbiscus, a sophomore at New Trier High School in Winnetka. Mia is a 4th year Merit Scholarship Fellow at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy, a training center for gifted pre-college musicians. She began cello studies at age five with her mother. Since the age of nine, she ha ...…
 
Jennifer Foerster imagines encountering her younger self on a walk through the streets of Vienna. Produced by Katie Klocksin.
 
Jennifer Foerster imagines encountering her younger self on a walk through the streets of Vienna. Produced by Katie Klocksin.
 
Jennifer Foerster imagines encountering her younger self on a walk through the streets of Vienna. Produced by Katie Klocksin.
 
Wendy Lotterman wonders what home invasion and poetry have in common.
 
Wendy Lotterman wonders what home invasion and poetry have in common.
 
Wendy Lotterman wonders what home invasion and poetry have in common.
 
Emmalea Russo recalls a Skype healing session and remembers the death of her aunt Vera.
 
Emmalea Russo recalls a Skype healing session and remembers the death of her aunt Vera.
 
Emmalea Russo recalls a Skype healing session and remembers the death of her aunt Vera.
 
Lotte L.S. considers the legacy of British poet and political activist Anna Mendelssohn.
 
Lotte L.S. considers the legacy of British poet and political activist Anna Mendelssohn.
 
Lotte L.S. considers the legacy of British poet and political activist Anna Mendelssohn.
 
Emily Sieu Liebowitz begins a poem by wondering if the Trojan Horse was merely a metaphor for written language.
 
Emily Sieu Liebowitz begins a poem by wondering if the Trojan Horse was merely a metaphor for written language.
 
Emily Sieu Liebowitz begins a poem by wondering if the Trojan Horse was merely a metaphor for written language.
 
Dora Malech reflects on the way gun violence and school shootings have affected her own life.
 
Dora Malech reflects on the way gun violence and school shootings have affected her own life.
 
Dora Malech reflects on the way gun violence and school shootings have affected her own life.
 
Sawako Nakayasu imagines eating a bowl of girl soup and the conundrum posed by her own intervention.
 
Sawako Nakayasu imagines eating a bowl of girl soup and the conundrum posed by her own intervention.
 
Sawako Nakayasu imagines eating a bowl of girl soup and the conundrum posed by her own intervention.
 
On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature 17-year-old violinist Masha Lakisova of Vernon Hills. Masha studies violin at The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division with Li Lin and Itzhak Perlman. She has had the privilege of performing in esteemed concert venues in the United States and around the world. Masha has appeared as a soloist with more than ...…
 
Emily Skillings writes a tribute to poet John Ashbery who died in September of 2017. Produced by Sarah Geis.
 
Emily Skillings writes a tribute to poet John Ashbery who died in September of 2017. Produced by Sarah Geis.
 
Emily Skillings writes a tribute to poet John Ashbery who died in September of 2017. Produced by Sarah Geis.
 
Acclaimed pianist George X. Fu performs five Debussy Études and Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109 by Beethoven for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. Hailed by the Boston Music Intelligencer as a “heroic piano soloist” with “stunning virtuosity”, Chinese-American pianist George X. Fu has performed as a soloist with orchestras ...…
 
Rodney Koeneke considers the mystery and language of riddles. Produced by Katie Klocksin.
 
Rodney Koeneke considers the mystery and language of riddles. Produced by Katie Klocksin.
 
Rodney Koeneke considers the mystery and language of riddles. Produced by Katie Klocksin.
 
Khaled Mattawa remembers the sense of hope felt during the Arab Spring and at the prospect of having a second child.
 
Khaled Mattawa remembers the sense of hope felt during the Arab Spring and at the prospect of having a second child.
 
Khaled Mattawa remembers the sense of hope felt during the Arab Spring and at the prospect of having a second child.
 
Young Steinway Artist award winning pianist Kimberly Han performs works by Bach, Haydn, and Chopin live under the Tiffany glass dome of the Chicago Cultural Center for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. Kimberly Han, 18-year-old pianist and violinist, is from Lake Forest, Illinois of USA. She was recently awarded the revered “Young ...…
 
Kirsten Ihns considers the way a poem can dance the reader’s mind.
 
Violinist Yun-Ting Lee and collaborative pianist Younjung Cha who form the Hessler Duo perform a live recital from the Chicago Cultural Center for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast featuring works of Brahms, Debussy, and Joachim. The Hessler Duo was formed by pianist Youn-Jung Cha and violinist Yun-Ting Lee. The name of the duo ori ...…
 
Eric Baus demonstrates how the powerful can learn from something seemingly small and weak.
 
Eric Baus demonstrates how the powerful can learn from something seemingly small and weak.
 
Eric Baus demonstrates how the powerful can learn from something seemingly small and weak.
 
Twenty-one-year-old Chinese pianist Huiping Cai presents a live recital with works by Ravel, Paderewski, and Chopin for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. Twenty-one-year-old Huiping Cai is one of the most exciting young talents coming from China today. Winner of numerous national and international competitions, she captured First ...…
 
Hai-Dang Phan examines archival documents concerning the abduction of a young Vietnamese woman by Thai pirates in the 1980s. Produced by Katie Klocksin.
 
Hai-Dang Phan examines archival documents concerning the abduction of a young Vietnamese woman by Thai pirates in the 1980s. Produced by Katie Klocksin.
 
Hai-Dang Phan examines archival documents concerning the abduction of a young Vietnamese woman by Thai pirates in the 1980s. Produced by Katie Klocksin.
 
The multi Grammy Award winner clarinetist, saxophonist and composer Paquito D’Rivera visits with Fiesta and speaks with Elbio Barilari about his career, his influences, and his classical music repertoire. We will feature a variety of Paquito’s music from his long and illustrious catalog. The post Paquito D’Rivera Visits Fiesta! appeared first o ...…
 
Violinist Tara Ramsey is joined by collaborative pianist Daniel Pesca for this live Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast with works by Mozart, Brahms, and Gershwin. Tara Lynn Ramsey enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician, new music interpreter, orchestral musician, and teacher. She performs as violinist and violist of the Chicago-bas ...…
 
Cedar Sigo pays tribute to the poet Joanne Kyger, who died in March of 2017.
 
Cedar Sigo pays tribute to the poet Joanne Kyger, who died in March of 2017.
 
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