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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.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11:00 am

THE FAREED HAQUE & GORAN IVANOVICH GUITAR DUO

Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, the Fareed Haque & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo celebrates the unrivaled guitar artistry of two of the finest players of their respective generations. These virtuosic and musically multi-lingual guitarists have recorded two CDs together, Macedonian Blues and 7 Boats. They […]

Pianist Reginald R. Robinson is a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for 2004.   (AP Photo/Aynsley Floyd)

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11:00 am

REGINALD R. ROBINSON, PIANO

The story goes that Reginald R. Robinson first heard the sweet strains of ragtime music through the loudspeaker of a neighborhood ice cream truck. Years later, the self-taught pianist and composer received a 2004 “genius” fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation. We welcome him back to the Levin Studio for this solo performance of his original […]

Eden Stell Guitar Duo

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

EDEN-STELL GUITAR DUO

Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles, the Eden Stell Guitar Duo ’s chameleon-like ability to communicate in a multitude of styles gives them a uniquely creative, musical voice.        

Muza Rubackyte (Photo by Christine de Lanoë, Genève)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm

MŪZA RUBACKYTĖ, PIANO

As a loyal citizen of Lithuania during the Soviet years, Mūza Rubackytė was denied much, but she was allowed to enter the Budapest International Piano Competition, , winning the Grand Prix in 1981. Later, political changes and Lithuanian independence made it possible to settle in Paris, her base for a continuing and triumphant international career. […]

The Smetana Trio (Photo by Richard Sklar)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:00 am

THE SMETANA TRIO

Founded in 1934, the Smetana Trio is today’s foremost Czech chamber ensemble. With an extensive discography and busy international tour schedule, the group’s current members, pianist Jitka Cechová, violinist Jiří Vodička, and cellist Jan Pálenícek, carry on the virtuosic and interpretational ideals created by their predecessors.  

Wael Farouk

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm

WAEL FAROUK, PIANO

Egyptian-American pianist Wael Farouk has performed on five continents in such venues as the White Hall in St. Petersburg, Schumann’s house in Leipzig, and Carnegie Hall in New York, where his solo debut performance in 2013 was described as “absolutely masterful.”       April 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. April 8, 2018 at 2:00 […]