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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.

Wu Han

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Wu Han

Pianist Wu Han ranks among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. She and her husband and musical partner, cellist David Finckel, are co-artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Today in Korea, and Music@Menlo in California. Musical America named them 2012 Musicians of the Year. […]

Winston Choi

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Winston Choi, Piano

Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition and winner of France’s 2002 Concours International de Piano 20e siècle d’Orléans, Canadian pianist Winston Choi is an inquisitive performer whose fresh approach to standard repertory and masterful performance of works by living composers make him one of today’s most dynamic young concert artists. February 7 […]

Avi Avital

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

Avi Avital, Mandolin

GRAMMY®-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital has been called one of the world’s most exciting and enterprising musicians, deeply committed to building a fresh legacy for the mandolin through virtuosic performance and distinctive new repertoire while celebrating the instrument’s classical roots. Later today he’ll perform at the University of Chicago Presents, but this morning, Lisa Flynn welcomes […]

Sir Andrew Davis

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Sir Andrew Davis

Sir Andrew Davis has served as music director and principal conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2000. His contract with Lyric Opera was recently extended through the 2020-2021 season. In January 2013 Sir Andrew began his tenure as chief conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He is also conductor laureate of the Toronto Symphony […]

Silk Road Ensemble

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Silk Road Ensemble 15th Anniversary Tour

The Silk Road Ensemble joins its founder and CSO Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma for a special 15th anniversary concert at Symphony Center. The program features repertoire from around the world and new music by members of the group and commissions by acclaimed composers. Fri., March 6 at 8 p.m. Event info.

Kronos Quartet

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

Kronos Quartet

For 40 years, the Kronos Quartet—David Harrington, John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello)—has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience. The ensemble collaborates with multimedia artist Laurie Anderson at the Harris Theater on March 17. Tuesday, March […]

Orion Weiss

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

Orion Weiss, Piano

One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, the pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim. March 26-29, 2015 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Mozart: Concerto […]

Spektral Quartet

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

Spektral Quartet

The Spektral Quartet returns to Impromptu to perform Dvorak’s “American” quartet, and other musical delicacies. May 31, 2015 “Comic Cadences” 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL, 60618

The Secret Garden

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm

The Secret Garden

A five-time Joseph Jefferson Award winner for musical director for beloved shows like Caroline, or Change and Porgy and Bess, Doug Peck and his team bring to life the exquisitely beautiful musical arrangements in Court Theatre’s production of The Secret Garden. The esteemed Hyde Park theater company celebrates 60 years of exceptional productions. COURT THEATER […]