In the first half of today’s program, we featured 18 year old soprano Michelle Boggess of Mt. Prospect High School, who will be attending DePaul University in the fall. In the second half, we featured members of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Institute, including their Sterling Brass Quintet and the Maud Powell String more…
Saturday, July 2, 2011 by David Polk
Monday, May 2, 2011 by David Polk
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…
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 am - 2017 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition Winners
On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the winners of the 2017 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition. For decades, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has held a competition in order to give the opportunity of a lifetime to a young musician: the ability to perform with the CSO. The competition rotates instrumentation every three years with strings, more…
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 am - LIVE: Noah Chen, 13, cello
On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 13-year-old cellist Noah Chen from Chicago. Noah is a student of Hans Jorgen Jensen of Northwestern University. Noah was a winner at the 2017 DePaul Concerto Festival, and he was also the winner of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) 2016 Concerto Competition. As a result, he was featured more…
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Introductions is an original production of WFMT and is hosted and produced by Michael San Gabino. The executive producer is David Polk.