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Meshugene Quartet of Midwest Young Artists

Meshugene Quartet of Midwest Young Artists

The members of the Meshugene Quartet of Midwest Young Artists in Highwood, Illinois (MYA) were winners of the MYA division of the Discover National Chamber Music Competition in 2011.  They will also be competing in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in May of this year.  The group is coached by Rami Solomonow and Allan more…

Sugar Strings

Sugar Strings

Today on Introductions our guests were the members of the Sugar Strings, a trio of first cousins who have performed for the Ravinia Festival, for Mayor Daley and the City of Chicago, with the Milwaukee and Chicago Symphony Orchestras and much more. They’ve prepared for us an eclectic program of music this hour by American more…

MYA Performs Bartok’s Concert for Orchestra

Bela Bartok

In this edition of Introductions, the Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra performs the complete Concerto for Orchestra by Bela Bartok. Allan Dennis conducts from Pick Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston. Allan Dennis conducts from Pick Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston. Listen to full audio [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Serena Harnack, 12, violin

Serena Harnack

Listen to full program [Audio clip: view full post to listen] We started off the program with a remembrance of Music Institute of Chicago teacher Emilio del Rosario, who died that week. I spoke with WFMT program host Peter van de Graaff who was a student of Mr. Del Rosario. Our guest was Serena Harnack, more…