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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

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:00 am

Odysseus Trio

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Odysseus Trio of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois. The members of Odysseus Trio include 15-year-old pianist Alice Zhang, 17-year-old violinist Anna Stenzel, and 17-year-old cellist Adam Lee, and they are coached by Lyudmila Lakisova. The trio competed in the semifinals of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, more…

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Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 am

Chicago National Duo Piano Youth Competition

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature junior and senior division finalists from the Chicago Duo Piano Youth Competition. The competition was held on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. For more information about the competition and the Music Institute of Chicago, please click here.

Astera

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Astera String Quartet

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature the Astera String Quartet of the Academy at the Music Institute of Chicago. To listen to this program again, please click here.

EDR Competition 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

2017 Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition Finalists Part 2 of 2

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the second of two programs highlighting finalists from the 2017 Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition. This program features the finalists of the senior division. The final round of the competition took place at the Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building in downtown Chicago on Saturday, May 6. The competition more…

EDR Competition 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

2017 Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition Finalists Part 1 of 2

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the first of two programs highlighting finalists from the 2017 Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition. This program features the junior division finalists. The final round of the competition took place at the Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building in downtown Chicago. The competition honors the legacy of renowned more…

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Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:00 am

Robert Sanders, 18, violin and David Caplan, 17, cello

On Saturday’s program, we feature two recent graduates of Niles North High School in Skokie: 18 year old violinist Robert Sanders and 17 year old cellist David Caplan. Robert and David have known each other since middle school, and they have performed together for numerous years. Recently, Robert and David won the Gold Medal with more…

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Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00 am

Tessa Vermeulen, 17, flute

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature 17 year old flutist Tessa Vermeulen. Tessa is a senior at York Community High School in Elmhurst and has studied flute for 7 years. She currently studies flute with Hideko Amano. Tessa was a finalist at the Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and she was also awarded top prizes at the Walgreens National more…

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Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and National Youth Choir of Scotland Independence Day 2016 Encore Broadcast

On Saturday’s program, we feature selections from the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) and the National Youth Choir of Scotland’s (NYCoS) July 4, 2016 performance at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. In this encore broadcast, we feature patriotic music, as well as popular American and Scottish music. Christopher Bell, Artistic Director of the NYCoS, led the more…

Astera

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

Astera String Quartet

Astera String Quartet is comprised of merit scholarship recipients and fellows of the Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) Academy. The members include 17 year old violinist Hannah White, 16 year old violinist Ria Honda, 18 year old violist Kayla Cabrera, and 18 year old cellist Annamarie Wellems. The quartet is coached by Sang Mee Lee more…

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Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Amer Hasan, 18, clarinet

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 18 year old clarinetist Amer Hasan. Amer is a senior at Carl Sandburg High School and will be attending Oberlin Conservatory of Music as a student of Richard Hawkins in the fall. He currently studies clarinet with Dr. Bonnie Campbell, and he previously studied with Jim La Mantia. Amer’s more…

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