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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.
October 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm
“…we are simply your friendly neighborhood string quartet with above average amounts of beard.” – Rune, Asbjørn, Fredrik and Frederik, The Danish String Quartet
September 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm
August 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm
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
June 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Lisa Flynn welcomes Merit School of Music’s top saxophone quartet, Precipice Saxophone Quartet.
June 19, 2014 at 3:00 am
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.
May 20, 2014 at 10:00 am
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.
May 9, 2014 at 3:00 am
Chris Lemmon performs pieces from his upcoming show “Jack Lemmon Returns” live on this Impromptu. Suzanne Nance hosts.
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 […]