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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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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…

New string quartet

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: New World String Quartet

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature the New World String Quartet of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. To listen to their program again, please click here.

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

Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11:00 am

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 70th Season Part 2 of 2

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) in selections from their November 20, 2016 concert at Symphony Center in downtown Chicago.  The orchestra is celebrating its 70th season. For more information about the CYSO, visit cyso.org

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

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00 am

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 70th Season Part 1 of 2

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) in selections from their November 20, 2016 concert at Symphony Center in downtown Chicago.  The orchestra is celebrating its 70th season. For more information about the CYSO, visit cyso.org.  

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Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Kimberly Han, 15, piano

To learn more about Kimberly Han and to listen to her full program, please click here.

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Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Beatrice Chen, 13, viola

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature 13 year old violist, Beatrice Chen. To listen to her program again, please click here.

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Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 11:00 am

Introductions Holiday Special: Music Institute of Chicago Academy Cellos

On this special holiday broadcast of Introductions, we will be featuring the Cello Choir of the Music Institute of Chicago. We are dedicating this program to the memory of Gilda Barston, who taught cello at the Music Institute of Chicago for over 40 years. She was an advocate for the Suzuki training method, and her teaching more…

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Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: David Hou, 16, piano

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature 16 year old pianist David Hou. To listen to his program again, please click here.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11:00 am

DePaul Concerto Festival Part 3 and Camerata Chicago Academy

On the first part of Saturday’s broadcast, we feature winners from the DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers. This year’s winners’ concert took place on February 14, 2016 at DePaul University.  Young winners have the opportunity to perform a movement from a concerto with the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mina Zikri.   more…

amelia

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10:30 am

LIVE: Amelia Piscitelli, 15, violin

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 15 year old violinist Amelia Piscitelli. Amelia formally began playing violin at the age of four. From 2009-2014, she studied violin with Debbie Edwards. She has been a member of the Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra since 2015 and also has attended Sforzando String Camp for the last 7 summers. Most recently, more…

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