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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.

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
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Maxwell Foster and Alex Raineri, piano

5/15/2024
Works for piano four hands by Natalie Nicholas, Franz Schubert, and Maurice Ravel. The post Maxwell Foster and Alex Raineri, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:38:22

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Avery Gagliano, piano

5/1/2024
Pianist Avery Gagliano was the First Prize and Best Concerto Prize winner of the 2020 National Chopin Piano Competition, and semifinalist at the 18th International Chopin Competition in 2021. She perform works by George Frideric Handel, Maurice Ravel, and Nikolai Medtner live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Avery Gagliano, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:41:11

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Anna Han, piano

4/24/2024
Pianist Anna Han received the second prize at the 2023 Naumburg International Piano Competition and first prize at the 2023 National Federation of Music Clubs Competition. She performs her own arrangement of two Robert Schumann pieces and works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Unsuk Chin, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Sergei Prokofiev, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Anna Han, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:31:33

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David Caplan, cello & Rick Ferguson, piano

3/27/2024
Cellist David Caplan of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and pianist Rick Ferguson, co-founder and artistic director of The Musical Offering, perform works by Louise Farrenc and Ludwig van Beethoven, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post David Caplan, cello & Rick Ferguson, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:45:03

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Ilya Shmukler, piano

3/20/2024
2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finalist Ilya Shmukler performs works by Beethoven, Debussy, and Stravinsky, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Ilya Shmukler, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:42:56

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Jake Holtzman, piano

3/13/2024
Pianist Jake Holtzman performs works by Mel Bonis, Franz Schubert, and Enrique Granados, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Jake Holtzman, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:44:34

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Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cello and Kyle Orth, piano

3/6/2024
Cellist Annie Jacobs-Perkins and pianist Kyle Orth perform works by Robert Schumann, Sergei Prokofiev, and Nadia Boulanger, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cello and Kyle Orth, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:45:44

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Geirþrúður Guðmundsdóttir, cello and Liang-yu Wang, piano

2/28/2024
Cellist Geirþrúður Guðmundsdóttir and pianist Liang-yu Wang perform works by Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Florence Price, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Geirþrúður Guðmundsdóttir, cello and Liang-yu Wang, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:45:54

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Parker Van Ostrand, piano

2/14/2024
Pianist Parker Van Ostrand performs works by J.S. Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wang Jianzhong, and Maurice Ravel. The post Parker Van Ostrand, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:36:49

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Sirena Huang, violin and Chih-Yi Chen, piano

2/7/2024
Violinist Sirena Huang and pianist Chih-Yi Chen perform works by Amy Beach, Francis Poulenc, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Chen Gang. The post Sirena Huang, violin and Chih-Yi Chen, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:15:36

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Wynona Wang, piano

1/31/2024
Pianist Wynona Wang performs music by Zhang Zhao, Wanghua Chu, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Ludwig van Beethoven. The post Wynona Wang, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:26:13

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Miriam K. Smith, cello and Julia Siciliano, piano

1/17/2024
Cellist Miriam K. Smith and pianist Julia Siciliano perform music by Luigi Boccherini, Nadia Boulanger, and Ludwig van Beethoven, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Miriam K. Smith, cello and Julia Siciliano, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:40:52

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John Bitoy, piano

1/10/2024
Pianist John Bitoy performs music by J.S. Bach, James Lee III, Maurice Ravel, and Margaret Bonds, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post John Bitoy, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:32:30

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Byeol Kim, piano

12/13/2023
Pianist Byeol Kim performs music by Ottorino Respighi, Franz Schubert, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, and Fazıl Say, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago The post Byeol Kim, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:31:34

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Julia Yang, cello, and Mika Sasaki, piano

12/6/2023
Cellist Julia Yang and Pianist Mika Sasaki perform music by Thomas Adès, Shih-Hui Chen, and Frédéric Chopin, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Julia Yang, cello, and Mika Sasaki, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:30:03

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Duo Sona

11/15/2023
Duo Sona, made up of harpists Eleanor Kirk and Phoebe Powell, performs music by Antonio Vivaldi, Maurice Ravel, and Mikhail Mchedelov. The post Duo Sona appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:37:52

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Nathan Meltzer, violin, and Umi Garrett, piano

11/8/2023
Violinist Nathan Meltzer and pianist Umi Garrett perform music by Bach and Brahms, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Nathan Meltzer, violin, and Umi Garrett, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:40:28

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Poiesis Quartet

10/25/2023
Poieses Quartet performs music by Kevin Lau and Johannes Brahms. The post Poiesis Quartet appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:32:42

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Clayton Stephenson, piano

10/18/2023
Pianist Clayton Stephenson performs music by J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, George Gershwin, Art Tatum, and Hiromi Uehara, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Clayton Stephenson, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:28:57

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Ji in Yang, violin and Wayne Weng, Piano

10/11/2023
Violinist Ji in Yang and pianist Wayne Weng perform music by Lili Boulanger, Nikolai Medtner, and Maurice Ravel, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Ji in Yang, violin and Wayne Weng, Piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:41:57