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


Episodes

REBROADCAST: Robert Sanders, 18, violin and David Caplan, 17, cello

10/14/2017
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On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature two recent graduates of Niles North High School in Skokie: 18 year old violinist Robert Sanders and 17 year old cellist David Caplan. Robert and David have known each other since middle school, and they have performed together for numerous years. Recently, Robert and David won the Gold Medal with their quartet, Quartet Bellezza ... The post REBROADCAST: Robert Sanders, 18, violin and David Caplan, 17, cello appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration: 34:53:07


LIVE: Noah Chen, 13, cello

9/30/2017
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On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 13-year-old cellist Noah Chen from Chicago. Noah is a student of Hans Jorgen Jensen of Northwestern University. Noah was a winner at the 2017 DePaul Concerto Festival, and he was also the winner of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) 2016 Concerto Competition. As a result, he was featured as soloist with the CYSO ... The post LIVE: Noah Chen, 13, cello appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration: 25:33:55


2017 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition Winners

9/23/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the winners of the 2017 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition. For decades, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has held a competition in order to give the opportunity of a lifetime to a young musician: the ability to perform with the CSO. The competition rotates instrumentation every three years with strings, woodwinds/brass/percussion, and piano. This year ... The post 2017 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony...

Duration: 23:58:51


Mariachi Herencia de México: A Mexican Independence Day Celebration

9/16/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a program featuring Mariachi Herencia de México, a mariachi ensemble made up of pre-college students from Chicago’s immigrant barrios. The majority of the musicians in the ensemble are classically trained. The group’s debut album, Nuestra Herencia, released in May and hit #2 on iTunes’ Latin chart. The album is believed to be ... The post Mariachi Herencia de México: A Mexican Independence Day Celebration appeared first...

Duration: 27:33:06


Quartet Bellezza: 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Gold Medal

9/9/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature Quartet Bellezza of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois. Quartet Bellezza was the winner of the Junior Gold Division of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, Indiana, one of the most prestigious competitions in the country for young classical musicians. Their members include 15-year-old violinist Masha Lakisova, 18-year-old violinist Robert Sanders, ... The post Quartet Bellezza: 2017 Fischoff National...

Duration: 20:23:24


Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert at Symphony Center

8/26/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature highlights from the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s (CYSO) spring concert at Symphony Center in downtown Chicago. This concert concluded the orchestra’s 70th season. For more information about the CYSO, please click here. The post Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert at Symphony Center appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration: 26:32:53


Odysseus Trio

8/19/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Odysseus Trio of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois. The members of Odysseus Trio include 15-year-old pianist Alice Zhang, 17-year-old violinist Anna Stenzel, and 17-year-old cellist Adam Lee, and they are coached by Lyudmila Lakisova. The trio competed in the semifinals of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and they were also awarded ... The post Odysseus Trio appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration: 25:55:35


Chicago National Duo Piano Youth Competition

8/12/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature junior and senior division finalists from the Chicago Duo Piano Youth Competition. The competition was held on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. For more information about the competition and the Music Institute of Chicago, please click here. The post Chicago National Duo Piano Youth Competition appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration: 25:35:23


2017 Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition Finalists Part 2 of 2

7/29/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the second of two programs highlighting finalists from the 2017 Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition. This program features the finalists of the senior division. The final round of the competition took place at the Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building in downtown Chicago on Saturday, May 6. The competition honors the legacy of renowned ... The post 2017 Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition Finalists Part 2 of 2 appeared first...

Duration: 36:35:00


2017 Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition Finalists Part 1 of 2

7/22/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the first of two programs highlighting finalists from the 2017 Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition. This program features the junior division finalists. The final round of the competition took place at the Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building in downtown Chicago. The competition honors the legacy of renowned pianist and pedagogue Emilo del ... The post 2017 Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition Finalists Part 1 of 2 appeared...

Duration: 25:03:35


Tessa Vermeulen, 17, flute

7/8/2017
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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature 17 year old flutist Tessa Vermeulen. Tessa is a senior at York Community High School in Elmhurst and has studied flute for 7 years. She currently studies flute with Hideko Amano. Tessa was a finalist at the Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and she was also awarded top prizes at the Walgreens National Concerto Competition, Senior Open Division ... The post Tessa Vermeulen, 17, flute appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration: 22:58:04