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Archive for October 11, 2013

Expecting Spektral

Spektral Quartet on Live from WFMT

The Spektral Quartet is coming to Live from WFMT. This is a terrific, newish ensemble bringing a varied program of old and new music; they’re an affirmation that in spite of having an enormous CD library at our fingertips, WFMT can bring on a live, Chicago-based group to rival

Matthew Polenzani: Local Boy Made Good

Matthew Polenzani, photo by Dario Acosta

The kids at New Trier High School probably weren’t surprised when Matt Polenzani decided to major in music—he and some other kids had a rock band, and the Polenzanis were always playing or singing something. In fact, Matt’s grandfather, Lynn Hauldron, was locally famous as the Empire Carpet Man