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Introductions

Introductions

Saturdays at 11:00 am

Introductions features the Chicago-area’s talented pre-college classical musicians every week.  Soloists and small ensembles perform live in WFMT’s Levin Performance Studio, while larger ensembles are recorded at their home locations.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 2:31 pm

REBROADCAST: Kayla Cabrera, 18, viola

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature 18 year old violist, Kayla Cabrera. To listen to her program again, please click here.

Trio Fiammata 2

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Trio Fiammata

On Saturday’s encore broadcast we feature Trio Fiammata of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory. To listen to their program again, please click here.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

2017 Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Concerto Competition Winners

On Saturday’s program we highlight winners from the 2017 Midwest Young Artists (MYA) Conservatory Concerto Competition at Pick-Staiger Hall in Evanston. The featured winners include pianist George Dalianis, a sophomore at Maine South High School and violinist Karisa Chiu, a home-schooled senior in high school. Both George and Karisa performed concertos along with the MYA more…

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00 am

No Introductions – WFMT Spring Membership Drive

Introductions will not air on Saturday, April 8 due to the WFMT Spring Membership Drive. To support original WFMT programming like Introductions, make a donation here.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

No Introductions – WFMT Spring Membership Drive

Introductions will not air on Saturday, April 1 (this is NOT an April Fool’s joke!) due to the WFMT Spring Membership Drive. To support original WFMT programming like Introductions, make a donation here.

KC final

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Kayla Cabrera, 18, viola

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 18 year old violist Kayla Cabrera. Kayla began her music studies at age 13. She is currently a scholarship fellow at the Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago, where she studies with Roland and Almita Vamos. She is also principal viola of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has more…

Music from the CYSO's June 2014 tour to China.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: CYSO Celebrates 70th Season Part 2 of 2

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature the final program featuring the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s 70th season. To listen to this program again, please click here.

Music from the CYSO's June 2014 tour to China.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: CYSO Celebrates 70th Season Part 1 of 2

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, now celebrating its 70th season. To hear this program again, please click here.

Trio Fiammata 1

Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Trio Fiammata

Trio Fiammata is a piano trio made up of students from the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, IL. Their members include 15 year old violinist Kirsten Lee (Bolingbrook High School), 17 year old cellist Matthew Udry (Tremper High School, Kenosha, WI), and 15 year old pianist Kimberly Han (Lake Forest High School). The trio more…

The members of the Bone Rangers are students at the Merit School's Tuition-Free Conservatory.

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Merit School of Music Performathon Preview

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature student chamber groups from the Merit School of Music in anticipation of Performathon, the school’s annual fundraiser that takes place February 24 and February 25.  The fundraiser helps ensure that the Alice S. Pfaelzer Conservatory stays tuition-free for music students.   ***   The first ensemble we’ll feature is more…

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