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Archive for June, 2013

Wednesday Live Broadcast from the Cultural Center

Pianist Steven Vanhauwaert

Today’s Dame Myra Hess program features early works by Benjamin Britten. Britten himself was a formidable pianist; it’s only natural he should discover his voice as a composer, writing what more…

Postcards from Russia – Russian-American Students

Prof. Marina Kaul and Prof. Irwin Weil from the Russian American Academic Center of the Russian State University for the Humanities

In 2004, Northwestern University Professor Emeritus Irwin Weil, and Marina Kaul of the Russian State University for the Humanities, saw a dream come true: the founding of an American Studies program at the university in Moscow. Professor Weil, who has devoted much of his career to promoting cultural exchange

What’s the Rush?

Cellist Brant Tayolor

North Michigan Avenue offers some of the world’s finest dining, fashion, architecture; it’s also choking on hordes of humanity. People stop in intersections for photos; all the motorists are in a hurry to get through; the pedestrians aren’t. This is not a model of traffic safety; yet the women seem more concerned about hugging their purses, as if they’re going to be attacked by hoodlums

Two Ways to Hear David Fray and Mason Bates

Composer Mason Bates

Hear the WFMT Impromptu on-demand. David Fray performed live on WFMT on Friday afternoon, and chatted with Carolyn Paulin. Listen to the recital. David Fray has one more performance with more…

It’s LIVE and it’s FREE – First Monday at the Cultural Center

Michael Mulcahy

Monday at 12:15 PM Hear Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone by Francis Poulenc; also Celestial Suite by James Stephenson at the Chicago Cultural Center in Preston Bradley Hall. The more…