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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.
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 […]
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.