Wednesdays at 12:15 pm
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; others feature young chamber 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. WFMT’s Carl Grapentine hosts these broadcast concerts, which are free and open to the public.
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. King George VI awarded her Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1941.
The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible in part by the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation, the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, the Paul M. Angell Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Sage Foundation.
Visit the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert website for details.