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.
Natasha Stojanovska, piano
Pianist Natasha Stojanovska plays music by Jean-Phillippe Rameau, Maurice Ravel, Dora Pejachevich, and a composition of her own, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.
Guilherme Andreas and Matthieu Cognet
Flutist Guilherme Andreas and pianist Matthieu Cognet play music by Francis Poulenc and Gabriel Fauré live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.
Xiaohui Yang, piano
Pianist Xiaohui Yang plays music by Gabriel Fauré, Shulamit Ran, and Frédéric Chopin live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.
Danae Dörken, piano
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Aletheia Piano Trio
Music by Franz Schubert and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. This performance will air on WFMT airwaves on Thursday, November 3; a video stream of the performance will be available live.
Thalea String Quartet
The Thalea String Quartet presents a program with works by Gabriella Smith and Antonín Dvořák.