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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.

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.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

International Music Foundation 30 East Adams, Suite 1206 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 670-6888


Episodes

Kamil Tokarski [Rebroadcast]

5/20/2020
This is a rebroadcast from November 13, 2019. Polish pianist Kamil Tokarski joins us under the Tiffany dome with music of Scarlatti, Chopin, and Albéniz for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. Dr. Kamil Tokarski is a distinguished pianist with rich musical experiences throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. Kamil Tokarski has appeared in solo recitals in Poland, Switzerland, ... The post Kamil Tokarski [Rebroadcast] appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:40:11

Trio Celeste [Rebroadcast]

5/13/2020
Hailed as “a first-class ensemble” (Orange County Register), “unfailingly stylish” (The Strad), “technically dazzling” (Long Beach Gazette), “flawless” (New York Concert Review) and “the epitome of what chamber musicians should be” (Palm Beach Daily News), Trio Céleste has firmly established itself as one of the most dynamic chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today. Recent highlights include recital ... The post Trio Celeste [Rebroadcast] appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:34:22

Dynasty Battles [Rebroadcast]

5/6/2020
An encore broadcast from August 15, 2018. Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dynasty Battles is a visionary concert pianist with a unique approach to his blend of music. Battles, a favorite performer of the W. Russell Johnson Music Guild, has won a variety of accolades on regional and national levels. He has been featured together with soprano Marietta Simpson, in the ... The post Dynasty Battles [Rebroadcast] appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:36:29

Cheng² Duo [Rebroadcast]

4/29/2020
This is an encore broadcast from May 15, 2019. Captivating audiences and critics alike, the “brilliant” (The Times, UK) and “truly exhilarating” (The WholeNote, Canada) Cheng² Duo (pronounced Cheng Squared Duo) distinguishes itself with its uncompromising musical integrity, undeniable chemistry, and unparalleled communication with its listeners. The Chinese-Canadian brother-and-sister duo is formed by 22-year-old cellist Bryan Cheng, recent laureate of the prestigious Paulo International...

Duration:00:40:56

Avalon String Quartet [Rebroadcast]

4/15/2020
This is a rebroadcast of the Avalon String Quartet recorded live in performance from Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center. Blaise Magnière, violin Marie Wang, violin Anthony Devroye, viola Cheng-Hou Lee, cello The Avalon has performed in major venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd St Y, Merkin Hall, and Bargemusic in New York; the Library ... The post Avalon String Quartet [Rebroadcast] appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:40:27

Diderot String Quartet with Harry Bicket [Rebroadcast]

3/25/2020
This is a rebroadcast from March 13, 2019. Diderot String Quartet—named after the eighteenth-century French philosopher and Boccherini enthusiast Denis Diderot—brings a fresh approach to works of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Diderot came together in 2012 after having first met at Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School. The four musicians share a background in historical performance and a passion ... The post Diderot String Quartet with Harry Bicket [Rebroadcast] appeared...

Duration:00:39:13

Sam Boutris and Hilda Huang [Rebroadcast]

3/18/2020
This is a rebroadcast from October 30, 2019. Clarinetist Sam Boutris and pianist Hilda Huang present a program of Mozart, Ravel, Pierné, Cahuzac, Bassi, and Schumann. Clarinetist Sam Boutris’ nuanced and genuine performances balance artistic originality with elegant interpretations that engage both audiences and critics alike. He regularly performs as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, collaborating with an eminent ... The post Sam Boutris and Hilda Huang [Rebroadcast]...

Duration:00:44:34

Evan Wong

3/11/2020
Taiwanese American Pianist Evan Wong presents an all Chopin program on this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. Taiwanese American Pianist Evan Wong has appeared in recitals and concerts throughout North America, Europe and Asia in venues such as Carnegie’s Weill Hall and Merkin Hall in New York, Jordan Hall and John Hancock Hall in Boston, Taichung Opera House and ... The post Evan Wong appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:39:34

Taek Gi Lee

2/19/2020
Taek Gi Lee, from Seoul, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2018 and studies piano with Robert McDonald. All students at Curtis receive merit-based, full-tuition scholarships, and Mr. Lee is the Yvonne K. Druian Fellow. Mr. Lee gave his recital debut at age 13 on the Kumho Prodigy Concert Series. He went on to win prizes at several international ... The post Taek Gi Lee appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:41:20

Mayta Lerttamrab

2/12/2020
Thai-Chinese-American pianist presents two works on this program by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Moritz Moszkowski for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. Pianist-Architect Mayta Liu Lerttamrab has taken a unique path in his musical endeavors. The Thai-Chinese-American pianist has one of the most diverse backgrounds comparing to other musicians around the world. Known for his intense and passionate interpretations in ... The post Mayta Lerttamrab appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:40:38

Christopher Goodpasture

1/22/2020
Pianist Christopher Goodpasture presents a program of Beethoven, Liszt, and Debussy. Praised by the Dallas Morning News for his “rhetorical grandeur, romantic warmth, and surefire technique”, Christopher Goodpasture has established himself as a musician of refined style. The Toronto Concert Review described his playing as a “rare combination of strength, energy and sublime musical sensitivity…matched by a heavenly sense of ... The post Christopher Goodpasture appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:37:38

Stephen Kim and Ilya Friedberg

1/15/2020
Violinist Stephen Kim, 3rd Prize winner at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, 3rd Prize at the 2018 Premio Paganini International Violin Competition, and 2nd Prize at the 2016 Sendai International Violin Competition Stephen Kim joins us with collaborative pianist Ilya Friedberg with works of Chausson and Brahms. Violinist Stephen Kim has presented in venues across North America, Europe, and Asia, ... The post Stephen Kim and Ilya Friedberg appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:44:37

Natalie Vargas Nedvetsky

1/8/2020
Chicago native Natalie Vargas Nedvetsky presents two works by Brahms and Prokofiev on this program. Natalie Vargas Nedvetsky, 22, is originally from Chicago, IL and has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe, in halls such as Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall, Harris Theatre, Concert Noble Brussels, and more. As an avid solo and chamber performing artist, she ... The post Natalie Vargas Nedvetsky appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:37:16

Sheng Cai

12/4/2019
A top prize winner in multiple competitions pianist Sheng Cai will present a program of Grieg, Chopin, and Lecuona for this live Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. Pianist Sheng Cai has concertized throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe. Since his debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at just fifteen years old, he has been invited to perform ... The post Sheng Cai appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:33:32

Alexander Hersh and Evan Wong

11/27/2019
Chicago born Cellist Alexander Hersh and pianist Evan Wong present music of Debussy, Webern, Fauré, and Barber. Having already performed as soloist with the Houston Symphony and the Boston Pops, cellist Alexander Hersh has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting and versatile talents of his generation. He has received top prizes at competitions worldwide including the: 2019 Astral ... The post Alexander Hersh and Evan Wong appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:23:11

Kamil Tokarski

11/13/2019
Polish pianist Kamil Tokarski joins us under the Tiffany dome with music of Scarlatti, Chopin, and Albéniz for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. Dr. Kamil Tokarski is a distinguished pianist with rich musical experiences throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. Kamil Tokarski has appeared in solo recitals in Poland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, The United States, Japan, ... The post Kamil Tokarski appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:41:00

Hilda Huang

11/6/2019
Pianist Hilda Huang joins us on this week’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast with works of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Pianist Hilda Huang has been recognized for her “alluring extroversion” (New York Concert Review) and “philosophical depths” (West-Allgemeine Zeitung) in her interpretations of the music of J.S. Bach and more recently, L.V. Beethoven. By the age of 18 she ... The post Hilda Huang appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:39:00

Sam Boutris and Hilda Huang

10/30/2019
Clarinetist Sam Boutris and pianist Hild Huang present a program of Mozart, Ravel, Pierné, Cahuzac, Bassi, and Schumann. The post Sam Boutris and Hilda Huang appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:40:27

Merz Trio

10/16/2019
The Merz Trio presents two works for this program Piano Trio No. 1 Op.8 by Johannes Brahms and Widmung by Robert Schumann arranged by the trio for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Brigid Coleridge, violin Julia Yang, cello Lee Dionne, piano Composed of players hailed as “impressive” (NYTimes), “impeccable” (Fanfare Magazine), and praised for “a sense of joyful virtuosity” ... The post Merz Trio appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:39:34

Lucas Krupinski

10/9/2019
Polish-born pianist performs works by Schubert, Chopin, and Ravel for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. Polish pianist Lucas Krupinski is the winner of the 7th International Piano Competition in San Marino and all of the contest prizes – the Audience Award, the Music Critics Award and the Orchestra Award in 2016. A finalist of the International Competition of ... The post Lucas Krupinski appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:39:50