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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, 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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Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

2017 Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Concerto Competition Winners

On Saturday’s program we highlight winners from the 2017 Midwest Young Artists (MYA) Conservatory Concerto Competition at Pick-Staiger Hall in Evanston. The featured winners include pianist George Dalianis, a sophomore at Maine South High School and violinist Karisa Chiu, a home-schooled senior in high school. Both George and Karisa performed concertos along with the MYA more…

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00 am

No Introductions – WFMT Spring Membership Drive

Introductions will not air on Saturday, April 8 due to the WFMT Spring Membership Drive. To support original WFMT programming like Introductions, make a donation here.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

No Introductions – WFMT Spring Membership Drive

Introductions will not air on Saturday, April 1 (this is NOT an April Fool’s joke!) due to the WFMT Spring Membership Drive. To support original WFMT programming like Introductions, make a donation here.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Kayla Cabrera, 18, viola

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 18 year old violist Kayla Cabrera. Kayla began her music studies at age 13. She is currently a scholarship fellow at the Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago, where she studies with Roland and Almita Vamos. She is also principal viola of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has more…

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