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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.

      PigPen Theatre Company (Photo by Eli Dagostino)

      PigPen Theatre Company (Photo by Eli Dagostino)

      PigPen Theatre Co.

      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 […]

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      Pablo Villegas. Photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco.

      Pablo Villegas. Photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco.

      Pablo Villegas, guitar

      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 […]

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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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      Marc-André Hamelin. Photo: Fran Kaufman.

      Marc-André Hamelin. Photo: Fran Kaufman.

      Marc-André Hamelin, piano

      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.

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      Till Fellner

      Till Fellner

      Till Fellner, piano

      We’re delighted to welcome pianist Till Fellner back to Impromptu.

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      Montréal Symphony Orchestra

      Montréal Symphony Orchestra

      Members of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra with pianist Daniil Trifonov

      Members of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra perform chamber music of Rachmaninov and Mozart in the good company by pianist Daniil Trifonov.

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      Philippe Quint. Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco.

      Philippe Quint. Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco.

      Celebrating Piazzolla’s Birthday with Philippe Quint, violin and Marta Aznavoorian, piano

      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.

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      Jordi Savall

      Jordi Savall

      Jordi Savall, viols and Frank Mcguire, bodhrán

      Catalan viola da gambist Jordi Savall performs Scottish, English, American, and Irish folk and art music with bodhrán virtuoso Frank McGuire.

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      The Knights

      The Knights

      The Knights

      Dedicated to engaging listeners and defying boundaries, The Knights showcase their roots in classical tradition alongside their passion for musical discovery.

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      David Finckel (cello), Wu Han (piano), Philip Setzer (violin). Photo: Tristan Cook

      David Finckel (cello), Wu Han (piano), Philip Setzer (violin). Photo: Tristan Cook

      The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Philip Setzer, David Finckel, and Wu Han

      Co-Artistic Directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, are joined by longtime collaborator, violinist Philip Setzer, for performances of works for piano trio.

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