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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.

Petar Jankovic Ensemble

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Petar Jankovic Ensemble

Petar Jankovic Ensemble is a blend of a classical guitarist and a traditional string quartet.

New Budapest Orpheum Society

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

New Budapest Orpheum Society

The New Budapest Orpheum Society is an Ensemble-in-Residence in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago. The ensemble draws upon a wide range of repertories, many forgotten, others preserved in European archives, all poignantly bearing witness to the great tradition of Jewish cabaret.

Conley Johnson

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Conley Johnson, piano

Chicago-born pianist Conley Johnson makes his Impromptu debut in advance of his upcoming performance at PianoForte.

Danish String Quartet

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Danish String Quartet

“…we are simply your friendly neighborhood string quartet with above average amounts of beard.” – Rune, Asbjørn, Fredrik and Frederik, The Danish String Quartet

Chicago A Cappella

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Chicago a capella

The nine singers of Chicago a cappella perform selections from Global Transcendence, a program of sacred harmony and chant from Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Baha’i, Native American, and other traditions. Saturday: October 11, 2014, 8:00 PM Pilgrim Congregational Church 460 Lake St., Oak Park, IL 60302 Sunday: October 12, 2014, 4:00 PM Wentz Concert Hall […]


Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:00 am


The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), celebrating its tenth season in 2014-2015, is dedicated to the outstanding performance of masterworks from the 20th and 21st centuries, primarily the work of American composers. ACME’s Impromptu debut will feature music by ensemble member Caroline Shaw. Sunday, October 26th at 8:30pm Constellation 3111 N Western Ave. Chicago, IL […]

Nicholas Canellakis and Michael Brown

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Nicholas Canellakis, Cello And Michael Brown, Piano With Violinist Elena Urioste

Comprised of cellist Nicholas Canellakis and pianist/composer Michael Brown, the Canellakis-Brown Duo presents innovative programs that combine masterpieces from the standard repertoire with original compositions and arrangements. They also co-star in “Conversations with Nick Canellakis” an irreverently funny web series in which they speak with stars of the classical music world. They are currently on […]

Jeffrey Siegel

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Jeffrey Siegel, piano

In addition to solo appearances with the world’s great orchestras, internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel has presented his concert-with-commentary series, KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS®, for 45 years. Happy anniversary to a great musician, passionate  scholar, and enthusiastic communicator. Jeffrey Siegel Celebrates the 45th Anniversary Season of Keyboard Conversations with 4 Performances at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall FRIDAY, OCTOBER […]