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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 at some of the most prestigious music schools around the world and pursue careers as professional musicians.

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 at some of the most prestigious music schools around the world and pursue careers as professional musicians.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

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 at some of the most prestigious music schools around the world and pursue careers as professional musicians.

Language:

English

Contact:

WFMT Radio Network 5400 N St. Louis Avenue Chicago, IL 60625-4698 (773) 279-2020


Episodes

Tabitha Mo, 16, flute

10/22/2022
Tabitha plays music by Nielsen, Mozart, Still, and Sarasate in WFMT's Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio, joined by pianist Inah Chiu. The post Tabitha Mo, 16, flute appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:38:21

LIVE | Shivshankar Prasad, 17, piano

10/15/2022
Prasad's live recital in WFMT’s Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio features music of Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Danielpour. The post LIVE | Shivshankar Prasad, 17, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:46:55

LIVE | Bianca Ciubancan, 16, violin

9/24/2022
Joined by pianist Qi Kong, Bianca presents music of Bach, Beethoven, Montgomery, and Ysaÿe. The post LIVE | Bianca Ciubancan, 16, violin appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:47:08

Introductions Class of 2022

9/3/2022
It’s a graduation special for Labor Day Weekend: we mark 18-year-olds who are now our alumni, having performed on Introductions in the past few years. The post Introductions Class of 2022 appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:47:05

Omaggio String Quartet & Peresson String Quartet

8/27/2022
Two prize-winning string quartets perform Haydn, Hindemith, Puccini, Ravel, and Bartók. The post Omaggio String Quartet & Peresson String Quartet appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:35:57

Hermes Piano Trio & Hyacinth Quartet

8/20/2022
Piano trio movements by Beethoven and Arensky and string quartet movements by Haydn and Grieg. The post Hermes Piano Trio & Hyacinth Quartet appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:39:41

Ukrainian Music with Myroslav Mykhailenko and friends

8/6/2022
18-year-old pianist Myroslav Mykhailenko is joined by young friends and colleagues with selections by five different Ukrainian composers. The post Ukrainian Music with Myroslav Mykhailenko and friends appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:39:51

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras performs Mahler 1

7/30/2022
This week on Introductions, the flagship group of Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, the Titan. This was recorded on May 22, 2022 in Orchestra Hall in downtown Chicago. The post Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras performs Mahler 1 appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:56:13

Hanna Choi, 18, flute

7/16/2022
Today we feature flute player Hanna Choi before she heads off to U of I. The post Hanna Choi, 18, flute appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:23:23

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Class of 2022

7/9/2022
Today on Introductions, we hear from four departing seniors from the flagship group of Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, all featured as soloists. The post Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Class of 2022 appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:40:12

Catherine Woods, 18, violin

6/25/2022
Catherine is already an active violin and piano teacher, and in this recital she presents music by Bach, Beethoven, Boulanger, and Saint-Saëns. The post Catherine Woods, 18, violin appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:54:33

LIVE | Tara Hagle, 18, violin

6/18/2022
In this recital of Brahms, Bacewicz, Messiaen and Wieniawski, Tara Hagle is joined by her father, Matthew Hagle, on piano. The post LIVE | Tara Hagle, 18, violin appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:43:53

Noah Jung, 17, clarinet

6/11/2022
Starting the clarinet at age three, Noah Jung is a graduate of the Colburn Music Academy, where he studied with professor Yehuda Gilad. The post Noah Jung, 17, clarinet appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:42:17

Bazyli Siwek, 17, piano and composer

6/4/2022
Along with three of his own pieces, he presents music by Clara Schumann, Robert Nathaniel Dett, Maurice Ravel, and Lowell Liebermann. The post Bazyli Siwek, 17, piano and composer appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:53:27

Ella Wimbiscus, 11, cello

5/28/2022
Only 11 years old, Ella Wimbiscus has already been playing the cello for nearly a decade. The post Ella Wimbiscus, 11, cello appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:52:38

CYSO Jubilee Woodwind Quintet with Taki Salameh, 18, composer

5/21/2022
Five principal players from the CYSO present wind quintet music by Paul Taffanel, Carl Nielsen, and Paul Hindemith. The post CYSO Jubilee Woodwind Quintet with Taki Salameh, 18, composer appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:58:30

LIVE | Elinor Detmer, 17, violin

5/7/2022
A live broadcast of Beethoven, Bach, Perkinson, Gershwin and Sibelius from the Rhapsody Theater. The post LIVE | Elinor Detmer, 17, violin appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:41:33

LIVE | Sidney Lee, 18, viola

4/30/2022
A live performance — from Rogers Park's Rhapsody Theater — of music by Clarke, Bach, Brahms, and Prokofiev. The post LIVE | Sidney Lee, 18, viola appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:38:47

2022 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition

4/23/2022
In our continuing coverage of recent concerto competitions, Introductions plays all four finalists from the 2022 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition. This year, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Negaunee Music Institute opened the competition up to piano soloists, and all four finalists performed their chosen concerto movement with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and conductor Andrew Grams on Saturday March ... The post 2022 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists...

Duration:01:00:21

2022 International Young Artist Concerto Competition

4/16/2022
This week, Introductions returns with the finalists from the 2022 International Young Artist Concerto Competition, with performances from Sunday January 30. Formerly known as the New Music School Concerto Competition, WFMT covered this event in 2020 and in 2021. First-Place Winner: Esme Arias-Kim. Runner-Up Tie: Kimiko Darcy and Zarin Mehta. Third Place: Luis Villa. Esme gave a solo recital on ... The post 2022 International Young Artist Concerto Competition appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:48:24