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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.
March 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm
American operatic lyric-coloratura mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato performs the role of Sesto in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito.
February 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm
American bass-baritone Eric Owens joins the cast of Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka in a new production and a Lyric Opera of Chicago premiere. In this Impromptu, he’ll sing music from Rusalka, Porgy and Bess, and Die Walkure, and some Mozart, too. Host: Kerry Frumkin. Concert: Rusalka opens at at Lyric Opera on February 22 and runs [...]
January 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley returns to WFMT along with 11 graduate vocal majors from DePaul and pianist Alban Kit Bridges for an all Britten program featuring the cycle “Wintry Words.”
January 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm
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.
June 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm
The Delphi Trio stops by WFMT en route to the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival as a sponsored ensemble under the auspices of the Shouse Chamber Music Institute led by Paul Katz.
May 31, 2013 at 4:00 pm
French pianist David Fray makes his Impromptu debut with material from “Bach David Fray,” his latest CD on Virgin Classics. (Host: Lisa Flynn)
May 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm
The Spektral Quartet (Aurelien Fort Pederzoli and Austin Wulliman, violins; Doyle Armbrust, viola; Russell Rolen, cello) visit the 98.7WFMT studio prior to their May 29th concert.