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December 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Irish Christmas in America features Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humor and boundless energy. Produced by fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, the 2013 tour includes the vocal group Lumiere, and the Accordion player and singer Séamus Begley.
January 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm
The Avalon Quartet is currently exploring the full cycle of Bartók’s string quartets and will share some of what they’ve discovered when the ensemble returns to Impromptu.
January 31, 2014 at 1:00 pm
WFMT is pleased to welcome pianist Alon Goldstein, cellist Amit Peled, and clarinetist Alex Fiterstein to Impromptu. Born in Israel and nurtured at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio has won praise from The New York Times for displaying “the kind of spotless technique that keeps the attention focused on the score rather than the vagaries of the performance.” (Host: Lisa Flynn)
December 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm
A cappella ensemble Chanticleer returns to Chicago bringing glad tidings of the holiday season. They’ll also share sounds of their new album, Someone New. Host: Lisa Flynn. Get tickets.
November 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Hailed by the Washington Post for his “poised and imaginative playing,” pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion is recognized as a pianist of innate musical sensitivity, fiery temperament and superb technique. Host: Kerry Frumkin.
October 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Pianist Kimiko Ishizaka received world-wide attention for releasing her recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations directly into the public domain. She’ll perform Bach and Chopin at the Pianoforte Foundation on October 26th. Host: David Schwan.