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Introductions is WFMT’s weekly Saturday morning program that features talented pre-college classical musicians in the Chicago area. Soloists and chamber ensembles perform live in WFMT’s Levin Performance Studio. Large ensembles, including orchestras, choirs, and bands, are recorded at their home venues and broadcast at later dates. The program also features youth music competition winners. While many students who appear on Introductions pursue other careers, some have gone on to study music at some of the most prestigious music schools around the world and pursue careers as professional musicians.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

Introductions is WFMT’s weekly Saturday morning program that features talented pre-college classical musicians in the Chicago area. Soloists and chamber ensembles perform live in WFMT’s Levin Performance Studio. Large ensembles, including orchestras, choirs, and bands, are recorded at their home venues and broadcast at later dates. The program also features youth music competition winners. While many students who appear on Introductions pursue other careers, some have gone on to study music at some of the most prestigious music schools around the world and pursue careers as professional musicians.

Language:

English

Contact:

WFMT Radio Network 5400 N St. Louis Avenue Chicago, IL 60625-4698 (773) 279-2020


Episodes

LIVE | Clara Zhang, 16, piano

2/17/2024
Pianist Clara Zhang plays a recital of Bach, Chopin, Ravel, Haydn, Walker, Rachmaninoff, and Bowen. The post LIVE | Clara Zhang, 16, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:37:45

Encore broadcast | Ma’ayan Kertcher, 18, cello

1/27/2024
Ma’ayan Kertcher plays the music of Reena Esmail and Johannes Brahms, joined by Shirley Trissell on piano. The post Encore broadcast | Ma’ayan Kertcher, 18, cello appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:39:00

Encore broadcast | Ma’ayan Kertcher, 18, cello

1/27/2024
Ma’ayan Kertcher plays the music of Reena Esmail and Johannes Brahms, joined by Shirley Trissell on piano. The post Encore broadcast | Ma’ayan Kertcher, 18, cello appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:39:00

Encore broadcast | Ma’ayan Kertcher, 18, cello

1/27/2024
Ma’ayan Kertcher plays the music of Reena Esmail and Johannes Brahms, joined by Shirley Trissell on piano. The post Encore broadcast | Ma’ayan Kertcher, 18, cello appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:39:05

Encore broadcast | Samuel Lam, 18, piano

1/20/2024
Today, a piano recital from Samuel Lam presenting works by Domenico Scarlatti, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Béla Bartók, and Tan Dun. The post Encore broadcast | Samuel Lam, 18, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:37:57

Encore broadcast | Samuel Lam, 18, piano

1/20/2024
Today, a piano recital from Samuel Lam presenting works by Domenico Scarlatti, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Béla Bartók, and Tan Dun. The post Encore broadcast | Samuel Lam, 18, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:37:57

Encore broadcast | Samuel Lam, 18, piano

1/20/2024
Today, a piano recital from Samuel Lam presenting works by Domenico Scarlatti, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Béla Bartók, and Tan Dun. The post Encore broadcast | Samuel Lam, 18, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:38:01

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Fall 2023 concert

1/6/2024
This week, the latest performance from the CYSO Symphony Orchestra in Orchestra Hall in downtown Chicago. Allen Tinkham conducts the Chicago premiere of a new Augusta Read Thomas piece, followed by works of Claude Debussy and Gustav Mahler. The post Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Fall 2023 concert appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:44:03

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Fall 2023 concert

1/6/2024
This week, the latest performance from the CYSO Symphony Orchestra in Orchestra Hall in downtown Chicago. Allen Tinkham conducts the Chicago premiere of a new Augusta Read Thomas piece, followed by works of Claude Debussy and Gustav Mahler. The post Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Fall 2023 concert appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:44:03

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Fall 2023 concert

1/6/2024
This week, the latest performance from the CYSO Symphony Orchestra in Orchestra Hall in downtown Chicago. Allen Tinkham conducts the Chicago premiere of a new Augusta Read Thomas piece, followed by works of Claude Debussy and Gustav Mahler. The post Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Fall 2023 concert appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:44:03

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Fall 2023 concert

1/6/2024
This week, the latest performance from the CYSO Symphony Orchestra in Orchestra Hall in downtown Chicago. Allen Tinkham conducts the Chicago premiere of a new Augusta Read Thomas piece, followed by works of Claude Debussy and Gustav Mahler. The post Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Fall 2023 concert appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:44:03

LIVE | Noah Kim, 17, piano

12/9/2023
Following his win in the 2022 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artist Competition, Vernon Hills pianist Noah Kim returns to Introductions for a second solo recital playing Bach, Mozart, Schumann and Kapustin. The post LIVE | Noah Kim, 17, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:46:07

Isabel Edgcomb, 18, flute & Anna Edgcomb, 18, oboe

11/25/2023
We’re featuring twin sisters on Introductions today: Isabel and Anna Edgcomb are joined by pianist Lyudmila Lakisova in music of Telemann, Kalliwoda, Liebermann, Poulenc, Taffanel and Cimarosa. The post Isabel Edgcomb, 18, flute & Anna Edgcomb, 18, oboe appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:42:26

LIVE | Simon Updegraff, 16, cello

11/11/2023
Cellist Simon Updegraff presents Elgar's Cello Concerto, followed by works of Bach and Bloch; a cello suite of Chad "Sir Wick" Hughes, and Monti's Csárdás. The post LIVE | Simon Updegraff, 16, cello appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:39:39

Respirazione Trio & Aurum Quartet

11/4/2023
Today we feature two chamber groups from Midwest Young Artists Conservatory – one piano trio, and one string quartet. The post Respirazione Trio & Aurum Quartet appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:34:03

Scaleno Trio & Luminos Piano Trio

10/21/2023
Two chamber trios from the Music Institute of Chicago Academy in movements by Mendelssohn, Dvořák, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky. The post Scaleno Trio & Luminos Piano Trio appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:50:18

LIVE | Amelia Zitoun, 17, cello

10/14/2023
Amelia Zitoun, a student of the Music Institute of Chicago Academy, joins us for the first live recital of the new school year. The post LIVE | Amelia Zitoun, 17, cello appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:50:23

Trio Nuvola & Goya Piano Trio

10/7/2023
Today we're featuring two piano trios from the Music Institute of Chicago Academy's 2022-23 school year, in music of Beethoven, Esmail, Clarke, Mendelssohn, and Shostakovich. The post Trio Nuvola & Goya Piano Trio appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:30:59

Joseph Kim, 15, guitar and Samuel Kim, 17, piano

9/9/2023
Two brothers appear, both as soloists and as a duo. The post Joseph Kim, 15, guitar and Samuel Kim, 17, piano appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:36:40

Introductions Class of 2023

9/2/2023
It’s our annual Labor Day Weekend round-up of graduating seniors, their highlight performances, and what they’re doing next. Today’s episode features 26 young musicians in total. The post Introductions Class of 2023 appeared first on WFMT.

Duration:00:51:55