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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, 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.

New string quartet

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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Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:00 am

REBROADCAST: Iris Trio and Jayne Dilliberto, 18, soprano

  On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature the Iris Trio and 18 year old vocalist Jayne Dilliberto. To listen to the program again, please click here.

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11:00 am

LIVE: Beatrice Chen, 13, viola

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 13 year old violist Beatrice Chen. Beatrice Chen is a home schooled freshman, and she studies viola with Paul Neubauer. Beatrice made her concerto debut at age 11 with the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra at the Winner’s Concert of the 12th DePaul Concerto Festival. Since then, she won first prize of the 2015 and 2016 American Protégé International more…

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Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00 am

LIVE: David Hou, 16, piano

On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 16 year old pianist David Hou of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois. David is currently a junior at Adlai E. Stevenson High School and a Music Institute of Chicago Academy Alum. David made his solo debut with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra (Appleton, WI) in February 2012, performing Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto more…

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