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Introductions

Introductions

Saturdays at 11:00 am
Rebroadcast Thursdays at 11:00 pm

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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Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

Chicago Duo Piano Festival: Part I

On Saturday’s broadcast, we present the first of two programs featuring the Winner’s Concert from the 2015 Chicago Duo Piano Festival Competition.  Piano duos from across the Chicago area and the Midwest performed on Saturday, May 30 in Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston.  Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem of the Music Institute of Chicago are the more…

Replays on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Lockport high school

Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

Lockport Township High School Wind Symphony

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Lockport Township High School Wind Symphony, another wind ensemble selected by the judges of the 2014 Chicagoland Band Festival at John Hersey High School to appear on Introductions.  The ensemble is directed by Brian Covey. In recent years, the Lockport Wind Symphony has earned consistent Superior Division Ratings at state more…

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

Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

Merit School of Music: Performathon Part 2

On Saturday’s broadcast, we present the second of two programs featuring the Merit School of Music’s 2015 Performathon, an annual two day music and fundraising extravaganza featuring the students of the Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-free Conservatory. This broadcast will feature numerous chamber ensembles that performed on Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Anne and Howard Gottlieb Hall more…

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

Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

Merit School of Music: Performathon Part 1

On Saturday’s broadcast, we present the first of two programs featuring the Merit School of Music’s 2015 Performathon, an annual two day music and fundraising extravaganza featuring the students of the Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-free Conservatory. Our first broadcast will feature the Merit Wind Symphony in the opening night concert for Performathon on February 27, more…

The Winter Music Festival began in 1917.

Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:00 am

New Trier High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble

We feature the New Trier High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble on this Saturday’s broadcast in a diverse program of music for wind and percussion instruments.  The ensemble was selected by the judges of the 2014 Chicagoland Band Festival at John Hersey High School to perform on Introductions.  Matt Temple is the director of bands at the more…

The MYA Symphony Orchestra performed this concert in Orchestra Hall in downtown Chicago.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

MYA Symphony Orchestra Plays The Rite of Spring

On this Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Stravinsky’s ground breaking 20th century masterpiece The Rite of Spring. The MYA Symphony Orchestra performed this piece in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston as a part of their spring concert on Sunday, May 3, more…

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Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

Fortis Piano Quartet

Fortis Piano Quartet was formed in the fall of 2014 by the chamber program of the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy, a pre-college training program for highly gifted young musicians.  All four members are Fellows at the Academy. Joshua Brown, violinist/violist (15), Kitsho Hosotani, violinist/violist (15), Nathan Mo, cellist (16), and Daniel Szefer, piano (16) more…

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Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

Shannon Kollasch, 17, violin and Campanella Children’s Choir

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature a violin soloist and a children’s choir. Shannon Kollasch, 17, has been studying the violin for 14 years.  For the past ten years, she has studied under Desirée Ruhstrat of the Lincoln Trio. Shannon has served as the concertmaster of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony and Encore Orchestras. Her more…

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

Joe Bricker, 18, percussion

Joseph Bricker, a senior at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois, is currently co-principal percussionist of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra. Joe has earned many distinguished honors, including the 2013 Fine Arts Scholar in Percussion and the 2014 Emerson Scholar in Percussion (for tuition-free six weeks of intensive more…

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

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

CYSO Performs at Symphony Center

On this Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra in selections from their November 23, 2014 concert at Symphony Center.  The program features cellist Lucie Ticho, winner of the CYSO Concerto Competition. For more information about the CYSO, please visit: http://www.cyso.org/         Program: Festive Overture in A Major, Op. 96, more…

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