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Meet Chicago's Best Young Classical Musicians! "Introductions" spotlights the Chicago area's best pre-college classical musicians. Soloists and small ensembles perform live in WFMT's state-of-the-art Levin Performance Studio, while larger bands, orchestras and choruses will be recorded at their home locations.

Meet Chicago's Best Young Classical Musicians! "Introductions" spotlights the Chicago area's best pre-college classical musicians. Soloists and small ensembles perform live in WFMT's state-of-the-art Levin Performance Studio, while larger bands, orchestras and choruses will be recorded at their home locations.
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Chicago, IL

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Meet Chicago's Best Young Classical Musicians! "Introductions" spotlights the Chicago area's best pre-college classical musicians. Soloists and small ensembles perform live in WFMT's state-of-the-art Levin Performance Studio, while larger bands, orchestras and choruses will be recorded at their home locations.

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Episodes

Piano Highlights

8/11/2018
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature some recordings of piano highlights from the past year as performed by talented pre-college musicians from the Chicago area. The post Piano Highlights appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:46:17

LIVE: Joshua Brown, 18, violin

7/28/2018
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On Saturday’s live broadcast, we welcome back 18-year-old violinist Joshua Brown of Gurnee, Illinois to the program. Joshua Brown received glowing reviews for his debut performance with the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 15. “Had he played from behind a curtain, you wouldn’t have believed that Joshua Brown…was only 15,” wrote clevelandclassical.com. “His interpretation of Dmitri Shostakovich’s first violin concerto was so ... The post LIVE: Joshua Brown, 18, violin appeared first on...

Duration:00:46:45

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Plays Barber and CYSO Ventus Wind Quintet

7/21/2018
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature musicians of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO). We’ll first hear CYSO Symphony Orchestra perform Samuel Barber’s Symphony No. 1, a performance from their Symphony Center concert on May 20, 2018. On the second half of the program, we feature CYSO’s Ventus Wind Quintet. Their members include 18-year-old flutist Hope Rogers, 16-year-old oboist Nate Sanchez, ... The post Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Plays Barber and CYSO Ventus Wind Quintet...

Duration:00:45:52

Emily Bear, 16, pianist and composer

6/30/2018
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On Saturday's broadcast, we welcome back 16-year-old pianist, composer, and songwriter Emily Bear to Introductions. At age 7, she was one of the first artists to appear on Introductions in 2008. Since then, she has performed at many of the world's most well-known venues. Emily will also be the featured pianist at Grant Park Music Festival's annual Independence Day Salute Concert on Wednesday, July 4. The post Emily Bear, 16, pianist and composer appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:29:39

Latin GRAMMY-Nominated Mariachi Herencia de México

6/23/2018
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On Saturday's broadcast, we welcome back Mariachi Herencia de México to Introductions. The ensemble, made up of pre-college musicians from Chicago, gave their radio premiere on Introductions in 2017 and shared selections from their debut album, Nuestra Herencia (Our Heritage). The album received a Latin GRAMMY nomination and national attention. Mariachi Herencia de México shares tracks from their second album, Herencia De La Tierra ... The post Latin GRAMMY-Nominated Mariachi Herencia de...

Duration:00:43:10

U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts: Julian Rhee, 17, violin

6/2/2018
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we welcome back 17-year-old violinist Julian Rhee of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Julian appeared on Introductions earlier this year, and we invited him back to the program after being named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. This award is perhaps the highest honor for a young artist in the country. In order to be considered for this honor, Julian was selected ... The post U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts: Julian Rhee, 17, violin appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:35:52

LIVE: 88Keys to Cure, Young Musicians Organize to Share Power of Music

5/26/2018
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On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 3 pianists from Sueanne Metz’s studio: Derek Chung, Sophia Li, and Colin Choi. These young pianists founded 88Keys to Cure, a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through music. The students organize performances to benefit local charities of their choice. 88Keys to Cure has raised $11,500.00 for the Neonatal ... The post LIVE: 88Keys to Cure, Young Musicians Organize to Share Power of Music appeared first...

Duration:00:43:07

LIVE: Trio Keluvaina

5/19/2018
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On Saturday’s live broadcast, we present Trio Keluvaina of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois. Their members include 17-year-old violinist Rebecca Moy of Naperville, 18-year-old cellist Haddon Kay of Lincolnshire, and 16-year-old pianist Kimberly Han of Lake Forest. The post LIVE: Trio Keluvaina appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:37:35

LIVE: 2017 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition Winner

5/12/2018
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The post LIVE: 2017 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition Winner appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:40:31

Ifetayo Ali-Landing, 15, cello

5/5/2018
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature 15-year-old cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing of Chicago. Ifetayo began her musical studies on violin and switched to cello at age four. Her teachers and coaches have included Lucinda Ali-Landing, Megan Lauterbach, and Martine Benmann at the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute in Chicago, as well as Tahirah Whittington, Oleksa Mycyk, and Hans Jørgen Jensen. She has also ... The post Ifetayo Ali-Landing, 15, cello appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:38:18

Music Institute of Chicago Academy Orchestra at Skokie Library

4/28/2018
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Music Institute of Chicago Academy Orchestra. The orchestra performed at Skokie Public Library on Saturday, March 24 under the direction of Jim Setapen. The Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago was founded in 2006 as a training center for pre-college classical musicians who intend to pursue performance careers. This program features a variety ... The post Music Institute of Chicago Academy Orchestra at Skokie Library appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:36:31

Asrai Quartet

4/21/2018
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Asrai Quartet. Their members include 17-year-old violinist Rabia Brooke, 16-year-old violinist Eva Nicholson, 17-year-old violist Margaret O’Malley, and 16-year-old cellist Camille Toubol. Asrai Quartet won first prize at the 2018 Discover National Chamber Music Competition in Highwood, Illinois. The members of the quartet have won awards from the Musicians Club of Women, Society of ... The post Asrai Quartet appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:30:53

LIVE: Kairos Quartet

3/31/2018
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On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature the Kairos Quartet of the Academy at the Music Institute of Chicago. The quartet is coached by Rodolfo Vieira, and their members include Joshua Brown (violin/viola), Julian Rhee (violin/viola), Thompson Wang (violin), and Lydia Rhea (cello). Joshua, Julian, and Thompson all study violin with Almita and Roland Vamos, while Lydia studies cello with Hans ... The post LIVE: Kairos Quartet appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:41:04

CYSO Concerto Competition Winner and Spirito! Singers

3/24/2018
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the winner of the 2017 Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition: 16-year-old cellist Jack Boettcher. We’ll hear Jack in the second through fourth movements of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107 with the CYSO under the direction of Allen Tinkham. On the second half of the program, we feature the ... The post CYSO Concerto Competition Winner and Spirito! Singers appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:46:30

LIVE: Daniel Lopez, 18, flute

3/10/2018
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On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 18-year-old flutist Daniel Lopez. Daniel is a senior at Wheeling High School and studies flute with Hideko Amano. He is a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) and participates in the CYSO chamber music program. Daniel has participated in the senior Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) District 7 Band for the past three ... The post LIVE: Daniel Lopez, 18, flute appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:36:46

Daniel Souvigny, 17, piano

3/3/2018
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Daniel Souvigny is a 17-year-old award-winning pianist from Hampshire, Illinois who enjoys sharing his passion of stride, swing and jazz piano with audiences. He began piano lessons at the age 5, and he was already gaining a following in the ragtime community. He began violin lessons at age 6, and along with classical music, he enjoys the variety and uniqueness ... The post Daniel Souvigny, 17, piano appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:34:22

LIVE: Julian Rhee, 17, violin

2/24/2018
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On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 17-year-old violinist Julian Rhee. Julian is a scholarship fellow at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy where he studies violin with Almita Vamos. Julian was selected as a Finalist Winner of the 2018 National YoungArts Foundation, and he traveled to Miami in January to work and perform with leaders in his field. In the summer ... The post LIVE: Julian Rhee, 17, violin appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:38:55

Merit School of Music’s 36th Annual Performathon

2/17/2018
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature 2 ensembles from Merit School of Music to highlight their 36th Annual Performathon. Performathon 2018 takes place on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at Merit’s West Loop location. Performathon is a 2-day performance and fundraising extravaganza that features over 350 student musicians, and the funds raised from Performathon help ensure that the Alice ... The post Merit School of Music’s 36th Annual Performathon appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:39:26

Chicago Children’s Choir: A Black History Month Celebration

2/10/2018
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Chicago Children’s Choir in a program celebrating Black History Month. The Chicago Children’s Choir, under the direction of Josephine Lee, reaches over 4,000 students from 57 Chicago zip codes. The choir regularly collaborates with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Ravinia Festival. They have also toured all over the world. In ... The post Chicago Children’s Choir: A Black History Month Celebration appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:37:34

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Performs at Symphony Center

2/3/2018
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we present highlights from the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert at Symphony Center in downtown Chicago. This diverse program of music includes Joan Tower’s Second Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman and Lili Boulanger’s D’un matin de printemps. We also feature Syrian-American composer’s piece Dabke, based on the popular dance of Lebanon and other countries in the Middle East, as ... The post Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Performs at Symphony Center...

Duration:00:38:35