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      Kirill Gerstein (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

      Kirill Gerstein (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

      Kirill Gerstein, piano

      Pianist Kirill Gerstein returns to WFMT to herald his new recording of the complete cycle of Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes. He will also play music by Beethoven, and share excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, which he’ll perform with the Grant Park Music Festival later this week.

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      Kondonassis & Vieaux (Photo: Laura Watilo Blake)

      Kondonassis & Vieaux (Photo: Laura Watilo Blake)

      Yolanda Kondonassis, harp & Jason Vieaux, guitar

      Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and guitarist Jason Vieaux are now on tour in support of their latest collaboration, an album featuring two world premieres for the duo. Asked what she loves best about their instrumental combination, Yolanda said it was how the blend and contrast “changes constantly depending on the register, the articulation, and the dynamics.” […]

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      Crawford & Asuncion

      Crawford & Asuncion

      John Henry Crawford, cello & Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano

      Hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer for “projecting polished charisma and a singing sound,” cellist John-Henry Crawford has a passion for sharing powerful music with audiences near and far. His collaborator today is the wonderful pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion.

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      Ear Taxi

      Ear Taxi

      Ear Taxi

      Celebrating New Music in Chicago with 300 musicians and 53 world premieres, the new Ear Taxi music festival will be a celebration of Chicago’s thriving contemporary music scene with concerts, lectures, marathons, webcasts and artist receptions. Fifth House Ensemble gives us a taste of what it’s all about, and they’ll share some Brahms, too!

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      Recent Programs

      Michael Ward-Bergeman & Lisa Kaplan

      Michael Ward-Bergeman & Lisa Kaplan

      Michael Ward-Bergeman, hyper-accordion & Lisa Kaplan, piano

      Michael Ward-Bergeman is a passionate performer, songwriter and composer. His sensitive and creative approach to music making has led to performances and collaborations with an international array of musicians and composers from across a wide range of genres. A virtuoso hyper-accordion player, he returns to Impromptu in the good company of eighth blackbird’s pianist, Lisa […]

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      William Harvey

      William Harvey

      William Harvey, violin & Steven Ayers, piano

      Violinist William Harvey along with pianist Steven Ayers present a program of American music by Philip Glass, Reena Esmail, Augusta Read Thomas, Lera Auerbach as well as discussing the question “What is American Culture?” live from the Daniel Levin performance studio at WFMT. Steve Robinson hosts. Music Glass: Sonata (2 movements) (2008) Ismail: Jhula Jhula […]

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      Midsummer’s Music Festival

      The Midsummer’s Music Festival has presented concerts in the Door County area for the past 26 years. Today’s Impromptu will feature five musicians from the series: David Perry, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; Walter Preucil, cello; Jeremy Attanaseo, bass; and Jeannie Yu, piano, with artistic director Jim Birkenstock live from the Daniel Levin performance studio at WFMT. […]

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      Andrew von Oeyen (Photo Credit: Akos Simon)

      Andrew von Oeyen (Photo Credit: Akos Simon)

      Andrew Von Oeyen, piano

      Hailed worldwide for his elegant and insightful interpretations and brilliant technique, Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation. Later this week he’ll help the Grant Park Music Festival launch their new season when he and Fabio Bidini perform Poulenc’s jazzy Concerto for Two Pianos.

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