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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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Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

Lucie Ticho, 18, cello

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature 18 year old cellist Lucie Ticho. Lucie Ticho has studied cello with Tanya Carey for 11 years. This fall, she will study with Richard Aaron as a student of the exchange program between Columbia University and The Juilliard School. She was a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) for 7 years more…

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Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:00 am

Music Institute of Chicago Academy 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert

  On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature excerpts from the Academy at the Music Institute of Chicago’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert.  The concert took place in Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Highlights include Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364, featuring violinist Rachel Barton Pine and violist Matthew Lipman.  Roland more…

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Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 11:00 am

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

  On Saturday’s broadcast, we present the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. We will feature highlights from their spring 2016 concerts from Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University. Founded in 1993 by Dr. Allan Dennis, MYA Conservatory is a full-curriculum pre-college music school for young musicians. MYA is now approaching their 25th anniversary and Housed in more…

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Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Eriko Darcy, piano

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature pianist Eriko Darcy from Chicago. To listen to her program again, please click here

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:00 am

Iris Trio and Jayne Dilliberto, 18, soprano

  Iris Trio was formed at the Academy at the Music Institute of Chicago. The trio includes Ria Honda, violin; Ayoun Alexandra Kim, cello; and Natalie Nedvetsky, piano. Milana Pavchinskaya and Paul Vanderwerf coach the trio. All three members of the Iris Trio were semifinalists at the 2015 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. In addition, the members have more…

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

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and CYSO Encore Chamber Orchestra

On Saturday’s broadcast, we present selections from the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and CYSO Encore Chamber Orchestra’s spring concerts.  The Encore Chamber Orchestra is made up of students who intend to pursue careers as music professionals. On Saturday, April 9, the CYSO Encore Chamber Orchestra performed at the Logan Center for the Performing Arts at more…

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Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Kimberly Han, 15, piano

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we present 15 year old pianist Kimberly Han. To listen to her program again, please click here.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11:00 am

Philadelphos Trio

The Philadelphos Trio was formed at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in the fall of 2015.  The trio includes clarinetist Torin Bakke, cellist Rowena Bakke, and pianist Alice Zhang.  Their coach is Lyudmila Lakisova. In May 2016, Trio Philadelphos advanced to the semifinals of the M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the quarterfinals of more…

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Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Akros Trio

On Saturday’s program, we present an encore broadcast of the Akros Trio of the Music Institute of Chicago. To listen to the program again, please click here.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Yerin Yang, 13, piano

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 12 year old pianist Yerin Yang. Yering attends South Middle School in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  She started piano at age five and currently studies with Brenda Huang. Most recently, Yerin passed the preliminary rounds for the Cleveland International Piano Competition (Junior Division) and competed among 12 other contestants.   She more…

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