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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.

      Danish String Quartet

      Danish String Quartet

      Danish String Quartet

      “…we are simply your friendly neighborhood string quartet with above average amounts of beard.” – Rune, Asbjørn, Fredrik and Frederik, The Danish String Quartet

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      Petar Jankovic Ensemble

      Petar Jankovic Ensemble

      Petar Jankovic Ensemble

      Petar Jankovic Ensemble is a blend of a classical guitarist and a traditional string quartet.

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      Ashu

      Ashu

      Ashu, saxophone and Kuang-hao Huang, piano

      Ashu is an American saxophone soloist. He has won numerous international and national awards and has performed solo concerts throughout the world. He will be accompanied by Kuang-hao Huang on the piano. Concert: August 28, 2014 Ravinia Bennett Gordon Hall

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      Precipice Saxophone Quartet. Photo by Chris Ocken.

      Precipice Saxophone Quartet. Photo by Chris Ocken.

      Precipice Saxophone Quartet

      Lisa Flynn welcomes Merit School of Music’s top saxophone quartet, Precipice Saxophone Quartet.

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      Alain Lefèvre

      Alain Lefèvre

      Alain Lefèvre, piano

      With a touch and technical virtuosity at the same time fluid, nuanced and vigorous, Canadian pianist Alain Lefèvre makes his Ravinia debut tomorrow evening. Host Kerry Frumkin.

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      Gerard McBurney

      Gerard McBurney

      Gerard Mcburney

      A native of England, Gerard McBurney studied in Cambridge and at the Moscow Conservatory before returning to London, where he worked for many years as a composer, arranger, broadcaster, teacher and writer.

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      Chris Lemmon

      Chris Lemmon

      Chris Lemon

      Chris Lemmon performs pieces from his upcoming show “Jack Lemmon Returns” live on this Impromptu. Suzanne Nance hosts.

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      Joyce Di Donato. Photo: Josef Fischnaller]emc

      Joyce Di Donato. Photo: Josef Fischnaller]emc

      Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

      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.

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      Eric Owens. Photo: Dario Acosta.

      Eric Owens. Photo: Dario Acosta.

      Eric Owens, bass-baritone

      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 […]

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      Julia Bentley

      Julia Bentley

      Julia Bentley & Friends

      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.”

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