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ChiArts Tenor Louis Santiago and the Merit School Wind Symphony

The Merit Wind Symphony performs the Chicago premiere o f a triple trombone concerto by

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Today, a performance by 18 year old tenor Louis Santiago, a senior at the Chicago High School for the Arts, or ChiArts as its usually called, who is a passionate classical voice major at the school and who studies with Gaye Klopack. Then we’ll hear a performance by more…

Rebroadcast: Azura Quartet of the CYSO

The Azura Quartet is made up of some of the CYSO's principal players.

The Principal Players ensemble of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Azura performed at the CYSO’s Chamberpalooza in December 2012 and April 2013, St. James Cathedral, Chicago on March 2, 2013 and they were invited to perform for Quaker’s Winter Concert Series at Pepsi Co., Chicago – December 2012. Listen to this program again here. Members: more…

Fine Arts Circle Membership Drive

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Fine Arts Circle Membership Drive

Become a member: wfmt.com/support

Please consider supporting WFMT at this time by become a member. Visit our support page or call one of our volunteers: 773-279-2100!

Rebroadcast: Timothy Zhou, 17, piano

17 year old pianist Timothy Zhou

Listen to this broadcast again here. Timothy Zhou, 17, started playing piano at age seven. He has won awards at various competitions, including 1st place at Steinway Young Artist Competition in 2006 and Honorable Mentions at the Music Teachers National Association piano competition in 2011 and 2012. He also participated in chamber music programs and more…

Rebroadcast: Jisun Lee, violin

Violinist Jisun Lee is a student at the Music Institute of Chicago‘s Academy.

Listen to this broadcast again here. Violinist Jisun Lee is a student at the Music Institute of Chicago‘s Academy program for gifted pre-college musicians where she studies with Almita Vamos. She is an Academy Fellowship Laureate, a program designated to recognize talented musicians demonstrating an extraordinary level of technical proficiency and musical maturity. In past more…

Benjamin Kolot, piano

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Benjamin Kolot began playing the piano at the age of four. At five, Ben had an audition with Mr. Emilio Del Rosario and joined Mr D’s class at the Music Institute of Chicago. Now an eighth grader in Marie Murphy school in Wilmette, Ben studies at Mrs. Brenda more…

LIVE: Merit School’s Performathon

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Live from the Merit School of music, we bring you music from their annual Performathon music festival.

LIVE: Daniel Kaler, cello

Cellist Daniel Kaler

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Program: JS Bach: Prelude from Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major for Cello Solo, BWV 1009 Faure: Elegy op.24 for Cello and Piano Hindemith: Sonata for Cello Solo op. 25, No.3 Dvorak: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor op.104

Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra

R. Strauss's Don Quixote was the centerpiece of the orchestra's November 2013 concert.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] The MYA Symphony Orchestra in Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote: Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character. From their November, 2013 concert at Pick Staiger Concert hall in Evanston.