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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

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…

Flianello Trio

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00 am

Flianello Trio and Campanella Children’s Choir

Flianello Trio consists of three juniors at the University of Chicago Lab School, 17 year old flutist Jennifer Yu Wang, 17 year old cellist Giacomo Glotzer and 17 year old pianist Teresa Xie. Jennifer studies flute with Susan Levitin, Giacomo studies cello with Karen Basrak and Andrew Hesse, and Teresa studies piano with Dr. Olga more…

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Emily Cho, 13, piano

On Saturday’s live broadcast we feature 13 year old pianist Emily Cho. Emily is a 7th grader at Margaret Mead Jr. High School and studies piano with Brenda Huang. Emily started to play piano when she was 7 years old and when she was 9 years old, Emily made her solo concert debut at the more…

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11:00 am

Vieira String Quartet

Vieira Quartet is a string quartet comprised of students who are Fellow scholarship recipients at the Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) Academy. The members include 16 year old violinist Maya Anjali Buchanan, 17 year old violinist Karisa Chiu, 18 year old violist Steven Song, and 18 year old cellist Nathan Mo. Maya and Karisa study more…

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Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

LIVE: John Cao, 16, piano

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 16 year old pianist John Cao. John is a student at John Hersey High School and studies piano with Alan Chow at Northwestern University. John has also participated in masterclasses with Professor Robert McDonald of the Curtis Institute and Julliard School, Gilmore Artist Award recipient Kirill Gerstein, and pianist more…

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

LIVE: Jennifer Yu Wang, 17, flute

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 17 year old flutist Jennifer Yu Wang. Jennifer is a junior at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and has studied flute with Susan Levitin for 8 years. Jennifer’s awards include being a winner of the senior division at the 2013 Chicago Flute Club and also being a winner more…

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

REBROADCAST: 2017 Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Concerto Competition Winners

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature the winners of the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Concerto Competition. To hear this program again, click here.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

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.

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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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