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WFMT Presents: Impromptu
Our live afternoon series of “impromptu” music and conversation in the Levin Performance Studio often features artists about to appear elsewhere in Chicago. WFMT also makes a special effort to feature and introduce younger musicians in this series. The producer is Louise Frank.
May 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan is known for his compelling and insightful musicianship and elegant virtuosity, and as “a true poet of the keyboard, refined, searching [and] unfailingly communicative” (London’s Evening Standard). Later this week Inon will be performing George Gershwin’s lively Piano Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jesus Lopez-Cobos. May […]
November 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm
For 25 years, Writers Theatre has presented inventive and intimate interpretations of classic works and contemporary theatre. Enter PigPen Theatre, the award-winning creators of the WT smash hit The Old Man and The Old Moon, who are back in town with their new musical folktale, The Hunter and The Bear. Stream the full program above, or […]
November 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm
The soul of the Spanish guitar runs in Pablo Villegas’s blood. Born and raised in La Rioja, Spain – the country with unique and deep ties to his chosen instrument – Villegas is distinguished by performances as charismatic as they are intimate. We’re muy feliz to welcome this wonderful musician back to the Levin Studio […]
June 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm
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. […]
May 23, 2016 at 11:00 am
Pianist Marc-André Hamelin is admired for his original interpretations of classic repertoire. He returns to Chicago to appear on the Symphony Center Presents Piano series in a program featuring works by Mozart, Debussy, Schubert and Hamelin himself.
April 26, 2016 at 11:00 am
We’re delighted to welcome pianist Till Fellner back to Impromptu.
March 18, 2016 at 10:00 am
Members of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra perform chamber music of Rachmaninov and Mozart in the good company by pianist Daniil Trifonov.
March 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Pianist Marta Aznavoorian and violinist Philippe Quint celebrate Piazzolla’s birthday by performing music by Piazzolla as well as selections from Stravinsky, Bach, and Debussy.
March 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Catalan viola da gambist Jordi Savall performs Scottish, English, American, and Irish folk and art music with bodhrán virtuoso Frank McGuire.