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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.

Recent Programs

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.

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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…

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. Program: Prairie Music, Eric Malmquist Blow it Up, Start Again, Jonathan Newman In the South, more…

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.       Program: Violin Concerto in A minor, Alexander Glazunov (17 year old violinist more…

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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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