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.
||CleanManou Magdalena Chakravorty, 14, cello and EYSO Earl Clemens Wind Quintet||On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature 14-year-old cellist Manou Magdalena Chakravorty and the Earl Clemens Wind Quintet of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra. Manou Magdalena Chakravorty is a freshman at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanREBROADCAST: Robert Sanders, 18, violin and David Caplan, 17, cello||On Saturday’s encore broadcast, we feature two recent graduates of Niles North High School in Skokie: 18 year old violinist Robert Sanders and 17 year old cellist David Caplan. Robert and David have known each other since middle school,||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLIVE: Noah Chen, 13, cello||On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 13-year-old cellist Noah Chen from Chicago. Noah is a student of Hans Jorgen Jensen of Northwestern University. Noah was a winner at the 2017 DePaul Concerto Festival,||9/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2017 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition Winners||On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the winners of the 2017 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition. For decades, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has held a competition in order to give the opportunity of a lifetime||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMariachi Herencia de México: A Mexican Independence Day Celebration||On Saturday’s broadcast, we celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a program featuring Mariachi Herencia de México, a mariachi ensemble made up of pre-college students from Chicago’s immigrant barrios. The majority of the musicians in the ensemble||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuartet Bellezza: 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Gold Medal||On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature Quartet Bellezza of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois. Quartet Bellezza was the winner of the Junior Gold Division of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, Indiana,||9/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKartoshka Quartet||On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature Kartoshka Quartet of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYAC) in Highwood, Illinois. The members of the quartet include 16-year-old violinist Rachel Hsu, 17-year-old violinist Eleanor Goes,||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert at Symphony Center||On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature highlights from the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s (CYSO) spring concert at Symphony Center in downtown Chicago. This concert concluded the orchestra’s 70th season. For more information about the CYSO,||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOdysseus Trio||On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Odysseus Trio of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois. The members of Odysseus Trio include 15-year-old pianist Alice Zhang, 17-year-old violinist Anna Stenzel,||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChicago National Duo Piano Youth Competition||On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature junior and senior division finalists from the Chicago Duo Piano Youth Competition. The competition was held on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston.||8/12/2017||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.