10 episodes

Live from WFMT, the station’s full-length recital series, presents weekly music and conversation from October through June. The program draws on the rich community of Chicago-based musicians as well as a roster of international artists who are visiting the city. Each two-hour program is performed live in WFMT’s state-of-the-art Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio.

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Live from WFMT, the station’s full-length recital series, presents weekly music and conversation from October through June. The program draws on the rich community of Chicago-based musicians as well as a roster of international artists who are visiting the city. Each two-hour program is performed live in WFMT’s state-of-the-art Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio.

    Rachel Barton Pine, violin & Matt Hagle, piano

    Rachel Barton Pine, violin & Matt Hagle, piano

    Tune into Live From WFMT to hear Chicago-based international violin virtuoso Rachel Barton Pine in a live concert broadcast with frequent collaborator, pianist Matt Hagle. The program will feature repertoire the duo will perform at the Kennedy Center just a couple days prior.

    • 59 min
    Claire Aebersold & Ralph Neiweem, piano duo

    Claire Aebersold & Ralph Neiweem, piano duo

    For more than four decades, pianists Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem have enjoyed an extensive international career as proponents of music for both piano duet and two keyboards. Kerry Frumkin welcomes the duo back to the Levin Studio for this episode of Live From WFMT.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Galvin Cello Quartet

    Galvin Cello Quartet

    Shortly after forming during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Galvin Cello Quartet captured the Silver Medal at the 2021 Fischoff Competition, and won the Concert Artists Guild’s 2022 Victor Elmaleh Competition. Cellists Sihao He, Sydney Lee, Haddon Kay, and Luiz Fernando Venturelli met as students at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music in the studio of acclaimed pedagogue Hans Jørgen Jensen. This extraordinary group returns to WFMT for a performance on Live From WFMT.

    • 56 min
    Inon Barnatan, piano

    Inon Barnatan, piano

    For this special edition of Live from WFMT, pianist Inon Barnatan performs a selection of Rachmaninoff’s most cherished piano works.

    Inon’s new album, Rachmaninoff Reflections, includes his own new solo piano arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. Recorded in November 2023.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Cedille Young Artist Competition Finalists: Karisa Chiu, violin & Clare Longendyke, piano with Inah Chiu, piano

    Cedille Young Artist Competition Finalists: Karisa Chiu, violin & Clare Longendyke, piano with Inah Chiu, piano

    Cedille Records has been building the careers and legacies of Chicago’s finest classical music performers and composers since the label’s founding in 1989. Tonight, host Kerry Frumkin presents two finalists of Cedille Records’ first Emerging Artist Competition, in 2021. Karisa Chiu, violin, and Clare Longendyke, piano, will each perform a set on this Live From WFMT broadcast.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Michael Stephen Brown, piano

    Michael Stephen Brown, piano

    Hailed as “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” by the New York Times, pianist Michael Stephen Brown returns to WFMT’s Levin Studio for this appearance on Live From WFMT.

    • 1 hr 45 min

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