Introductions | WFMT
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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.
||CleanPiano Highlights||On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature some recordings of piano highlights from the past year as performed by talented pre-college musicians from the Chicago area.||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLIVE: Joshua Brown, 18, violin||On Saturday’s live broadcast, we welcome back 18-year-old violinist Joshua Brown of Gurnee, Illinois to the program. Joshua Brown received glowing reviews for his debut performance with the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 15.||7/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Plays Barber and CYSO Ventus Wind Quintet||On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature musicians of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO). We’ll first hear CYSO Symphony Orchestra perform Samuel Barber’s Symphony No. 1, a performance from their Symphony Center concert on May 20, 2018.||7/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmily Bear, 16, pianist and composer||On Saturday's broadcast, we welcome back 16-year-old pianist, composer, and songwriter Emily Bear to Introductions. At age 7, she was one of the first artists to appear on Introductions in 2008. Since then,||6/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatin GRAMMY-Nominated Mariachi Herencia de México||On Saturday's broadcast, we welcome back Mariachi Herencia de México to Introductions. The ensemble, made up of pre-college musicians from Chicago, gave their radio premiere on Introductions in 2017 and shared selections from their debut album,||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts: Julian Rhee, 17, violin||On Saturday’s broadcast, we welcome back 17-year-old violinist Julian Rhee of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Julian appeared on Introductions earlier this year, and we invited him back to the program after being named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLIVE: 88Keys to Cure, Young Musicians Organize to Share Power of Music||On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 3 pianists from Sueanne Metz’s studio: Derek Chung, Sophia Li, and Colin Choi. These young pianists founded 88Keys to Cure, a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of others thr||5/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLIVE: Trio Keluvaina||On Saturday’s live broadcast, we present Trio Keluvaina of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois. Their members include 17-year-old violinist Rebecca Moy of Naperville, 18-year-old cellist Haddon Kay of Lincolnshire,||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLIVE: 2017 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition Winner||On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 18-year-old violinist Maya Buchanan, the winner of the 2017 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition.||5/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIfetayo Ali-Landing, 15, cello||On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature 15-year-old cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing of Chicago. Ifetayo began her musical studies on violin and switched to cello at age four. Her teachers and coaches have included Lucinda Ali-Landing, Megan Lauterbach,||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is an awesome radio show. It really gets to the youth of today and gets my generation to love classical music. It has teens just like us that are amazing at their instrument and I find if very enjoyable. Check out this podcast, you'll love it.
A wonderful show
This is a wonderful show. Showcasing young talent from Chicago, their music and also their sometimes offbeat attitudes.
Unfortunately it seems to have disappeared at the end of 2009? Hope it returns.