The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | WFMT

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Each week WFMT goes live to the Chicago Cultural Center for concerts with emerging artists from around the world, produced by the International Music Foundation. Some shows offer solo recitals while others feature ensembles. The concerts take place beneath the world’s largest Tiffany-domed ceiling, part of a landmark building that originally housed the Chicago Public Library. The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are named for British pianist Myra Hess who organized some 1,700 free lunchtime concerts for Londoners during World War II, in the years of nightly air raids.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

Each week WFMT goes live to the Chicago Cultural Center for concerts with emerging artists from around the world, produced by the International Music Foundation. Some shows offer solo recitals while others feature ensembles. The concerts take place beneath the world’s largest Tiffany-domed ceiling, part of a landmark building that originally housed the Chicago Public Library. The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are named for British pianist Myra Hess who organized some 1,700 free lunchtime concerts for Londoners during World War II, in the years of nightly air raids.

Language:

English

Contact:

International Music Foundation 30 East Adams, Suite 1206 Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 670-6888


Episodes

Anita Graef and Louise Chan

2/1/2023
Cellist Anita Graef and pianist Louise Chan play music by Nikolai Kapustin, Arvo Pärt, Claude Debussy, Amy Beach, Felix Mendelssohn, and L.V. Beethoven, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Anita Graef and Louise Chan appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:37:07

Chris Reynolds, piano

1/18/2023
Pianist Chris Reynolds plays music by K-Pop sensations Aespa and Red Velvet, arrangements for piano by himself, and Mussorgsky, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Chris Reynolds, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:35:44

Claire Huangci, piano

1/11/2023
Pianist Claire Huangci plays music by Schubert, Chopin and Gershwin, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Claire Huangci, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:36:43

Susan Kang, flute, and Beilin Han, piano

1/4/2023
Susan Kang, flute, and Beilin Han, piano, play music by William Grant Still, Clara Schumann, and Guillaume Connesson, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Susan Kang, flute, and Beilin Han, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:13:06

Reed Tetzloff, piano

12/14/2022
Pianist Reed Tetzloff plays music by Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Reed Tetzloff, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:38:55

Ilya Poletaev, piano

12/7/2022
Pianist Ilya Poletaev plays music by Louis Couperin and Robert Schumann, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Ilya Poletaev, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:41:49

Natasha Stojanovska, piano

11/30/2022
Pianist Natasha Stojanovska plays music by Jean-Phillippe Rameau, Maurice Ravel, Dora Pejachevich, and a composition of her own, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Natasha Stojanovska, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:25:32

Guilherme Andreas and Matthieu Cognet

11/23/2022
Flutist Guilherme Andreas and pianist Matthieu Cognet play music by Francis Poulenc and Gabriel Fauré live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Guilherme Andreas and Matthieu Cognet appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:30:10

Xiaohui Yang, piano

11/16/2022
Pianist Xiaohui Yang plays music by Gabriel Fauré, Shulamit Ran, and Frédéric Chopin live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Xiaohui Yang, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:27:57

Danae Dörken, piano

11/9/2022
Pianist Danae Dörken plays music by Fazıl Say, Claude Debussy, Manos Hatzidakis, and Felix Mendelssohn live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. *On-demand audio featured on this site may have been edited in order to comply with U.S. copyright regulations. The post Danae Dörken, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:26:10

Aletheia Piano Trio

11/3/2022
Music by Franz Schubert and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. This performance will air on WFMT airwaves on Thursday, November 3; a video stream of the performance will be available live. The post Aletheia Piano Trio appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:40:01

Thalea String Quartet

9/28/2022
The Thalea String Quartet presents a program with works by Gabriella Smith and Antonín Dvořák. The post Thalea String Quartet appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:27:31

Michael Tran and Lillia Woolschlager

7/20/2022
Clarinetist Michael Tran and pianist Lillia Woolschlager present works by Claude Debussy, Jessie Montgomery, and Johannes Brahms for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. The post Michael Tran and Lillia Woolschlager appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:34:23

Elliot Wuu

7/13/2022
Pianist Elliot Wuu presents works of Robert Schumann and Ludwig van Beethoven for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. The post Elliot Wuu appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:39:53

Julian Rhee and Xiaohui Yang

7/6/2022
Violin sonatas by Mozart and Strauss The post Julian Rhee and Xiaohui Yang appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:40:55

Curtis on Tour: AYA Piano Trio

6/29/2022
The AYA Piano Trio presents two works on this program, the Mozart-Adagio by Arvo Pärt and the Piano Trio in G minor Op. 19 by Clara Schumann. The post Curtis on Tour: AYA Piano Trio appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:27:47

Beomjae Kim and Joanne Chew-Ann Chang

6/8/2022
Flutist Beomjae Kim and pianist Joanne Chew-Ann Chang present works by Philippe Gaubert, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Shawn E. Okpebholo, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Béla Bartók. The post Beomjae Kim and Joanne Chew-Ann Chang appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:36:37

Katya Moeller and Ksenia Nosikova

6/1/2022
Violinist Katya Moeller and pianist Ksenia Nosikova present works by Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt, and Lera Auerbach. The post Katya Moeller and Ksenia Nosikova appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:32:02

Balourdet String Quartet

5/11/2022
The Balourdet String Quartet performs two works on this live program, one by Jessie Montgomery and the other by Claude Debussy. The post Balourdet String Quartet appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:32:01

Matthew Cohen and Zhenni Li-Cohen

5/4/2022
Violist Matthew Cohen and pianist Zhenni Li-Cohen perform works by Brahms, Clarke, and Tchaikovsky live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Matthew Cohen and Zhenni Li-Cohen appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:06:57