10 episodes

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.

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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.

    David Caplan, cello & Rick Ferguson, piano

    David Caplan, cello & Rick Ferguson, piano

    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.

    • 45 min
    Ilya Shmukler, piano

    Ilya Shmukler, piano

    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.

    • 42 min
    Jake Holtzman, piano

    Jake Holtzman, piano

    Pianist Jake Holtzman performs works by Mel Bonis, Franz Schubert, and Enrique Granados, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

    • 44 min
    Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cello and Kyle Orth, piano

    Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cello and Kyle Orth, piano

    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.

    • 45 min
    Geirþrúður Guðmundsdóttir, cello and Liang-yu Wang, piano

    Geirþrúður Guðmundsdóttir, cello and Liang-yu Wang, piano

    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.

    • 45 min
    Parker Van Ostrand, piano

    Parker Van Ostrand, piano

    Pianist Parker Van Ostrand performs works by J.S. Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wang Jianzhong, and Maurice Ravel.

    • 36 min

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