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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, 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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Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: David Hou, 16, piano

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature 16 year old pianist David Hou. To listen to his program again, please click here.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11:00 am

DePaul Concerto Festival Part 3 and Camerata Chicago Academy

On the first part of Saturday’s broadcast, we feature winners from the DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers. This year’s winners’ concert took place on February 14, 2016 at DePaul University.  Young winners have the opportunity to perform a movement from a concerto with the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mina Zikri.   more…

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Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10:30 am

LIVE: Amelia Piscitelli, 15, violin

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 15 year old violinist Amelia Piscitelli. Amelia formally began playing violin at the age of four. From 2009-2014, she studied violin with Debbie Edwards. She has been a member of the Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra since 2015 and also has attended Sforzando String Camp for the last 7 summers. Most recently, more…

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Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Lucie Ticho, 18, cello

On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature 18 year old cellist Lucie Ticho. To listen to her program again, please click here.

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Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11:00 am

LIVE: New World String Quartet of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

The New World String Quartet is composed of Nicole Tong, Micah Yoo, Beatrice Chen, and Noah Chen. All members are freshmen in high school. Violinists Nicole Tong and Micah Yoo share first and second violin positions for the quartet, and both study with Desirée Ruhstrat. Violist Beatrice Chen studies with Paul Neubauer, and cellist Noah more…

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Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

DePaul Concerto Festival Part 2 and Allison Bystron, 18, soprano

On the first part of Saturday’s broadcast, we feature winners from the DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers.  This year’s winners’ concert took place on February 14, 2016 at DePaul University.  Young winners have the opportunity to perform a movement from a concerto with the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mina Zikri.   more…

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Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:00 am

DePaul Concerto Festival Part 1 and New Trier High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble

On the first part of Saturday’s broadcast, we feature winners from the DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers.  This year’s winners’ concert took place on February 14, 2016 at DePaul University.  Young winners have the opportunity to perform a movement from a concerto with the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mina Zikri.   more…

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