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Canadian Pianist/Radio Host, Monday from Ravinia

Alain Lefevre

You may have caught Alain Lefèvre on WFMT’s Impromptu. He’s not only a whiz at the keyboard, but on the broadcast board as well. The French-Canadian pianist and composer is passionate about music: playing music, talking about music, and working as an advocate for music with educators, broadcasters, and listeners.

Lefèvre hosts a two-hour show on Radio-Canada’s Espace Musique. He admits it’s a challenge to juggle the radio commitment and an international piano career, but also admits feeling an urgency to nurture audiences for the art form that’s meant so much to his own life. The program is broadcast every Sunday in Canada, coast to coast.

Lefèvre came to Chicago for a recital in Ravinia’s Martin Theatre on June 20, 2014. That recital airs on WFMT, Monday at 8:15 pm.

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Lefevre interviews conductor Kent Nagano. Lefevre has also been a soloist with Nagano.

Program

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor
Haydn: Piano Sonata in F major
Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata in B-flat minor
Chopin: Preludes
Ravel: La Valse

 

Program Note
 
WFMT brings you a live in-studio performance with guitarist Miloš Karadaglić on Monday, July 14 at 6:00 pm.

“Miloš” performs Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival on Friday, July 11. On Tuesday, July 15, he performs a solo recital in Ravinia’s Martin Theatre. Don’t miss this radio special with acclaimed classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić on Monday at 6:00 pm.