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.
||CleanSoojung Hong||South Korean born pianist Soojung Hong joins us with a program featuring works by Franz Liszt, Nikolai Meitner, and Nikolai Kapustin for this live Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Broadcast live from the Chicago Cultural Center.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChicago Harp Quartet||The dynamic Chicago Harp Quartet performs works arranged for as well as written for this unique combination. Works include pieces by Luigi Boccherini, Enrique Granados, Alfredo RolandoOrtiz, and Bernard Andrès,||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRiana Anthony and Jonathan Fournel||For today’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Broadcast, we are joined by cellist Riana Anthony and pianist Jonathan Fournel. Their program includes works by Beethoven and Franck performed under the striking Tiffany glass dome of the Chicago Cultural Ce||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDuo Ephelia||Clarinetist Amy Gloverand and pianist Milena Zhivotovskaya make up the New York based Duo Ephelia. On this program, they present works of Claude Debussy, Milena Zhivotovskaya, and Francis Poulenc. Duo Ephelia, a New York based clarinet and piano team,||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatinka Kleijn and Sebastian Huydts||Under the Tiffany glass dome of Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Katinka Kleijn and pianist Sebastian Huydts present a live performance of works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Manuel de Falla for this.||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDynasty Battles||Pianist Dynasty Battles presents a program of Beethoven and Scriabin on this live Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dynasty Battles is a visionary concert pianist with a unique approach to his blend of .||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnita Graef and Patrick Godon||Soloist, chamber musician, and the CCM-CSO Diversity Fellow for University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Cincinnati Orchestra, cellist Anita Graef appears with pianist and artistic director of the International Chamber Artists,||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlorin Parvulescu and Samantha Cho||Romanian-born violinist and conductor Florin Parvulescu and pianist Samantha Cho present a recital with works of Beethoven and Debussy. This performance was live from Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial .||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeave Trio||The Neave Trio, Anna Williams, Violin; Mikhail Veselov, Cello; and Eri Nakamura, Piano; returns to perform pieces by Debussy and Piazzolla live from the Chicago Cultural Center. Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio – violinist Anna Williams,||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeneva Lewis and Renana Gutman||New Zealand born violinist Geneva Lewis is joined by collaborative pianist Renana Gutman to perform works of Mozart and Wieniawski live under the Tiffany glass dome at the Chicago Cultural Center. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand,||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|