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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 ...
 
Our live afternoon series of “impromptu” music and conversation features some of today’s most sought-after musicians from around the world. Previous guests on Impromptu have included cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mezzo-soprano Joyce Di Donato, and author Salman Rushdie. Other guests have included Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tenor Joseph Calleja, violinist Joshua Bell, and the vocal ensemble Chanticleer. Broadcast live from the Levin Performance Studio at WFMT, the program also features local performers ...
 
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 ...
 
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Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing

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Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing

Studs Terkel Radio Archive & WFMT Radio Network

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History comes alive as we revisit important moments in American culture with interviews from the archives of the inimitable 20th-century broadcaster and oral historian Studs Terkel. Host Eve Ewing guides us through the Studs Terkel Radio Archive and pairs each piece of archival audio with an interview with a contemporary thinker, intertwining the past and the present. Dust off your soapbox, open your ears, and come down to the Bughouse Square. Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing is produced by th ...
 
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Breaking Glass

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Breaking Glass

The Glimmerglass Festival & WFMT Radio Network

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Breaking Glass is a five-episode podcast that explores social justice through the lens of opera. Produced by the Glimmerglass Opera Festival and the WFMT Radio Network, this show challenges ideas of who opera is for and who should create it. Host Paige Hernandez and contributor Tazewell Thompson discuss, question, and challenge what stories are told in the world of opera and how they may look in the future. They engage creatives from across the opera community and draw from their own experie ...
 
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Founded by conductor Enrique Bátiz in 1971 the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México or the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico is one of the most important orchestras in the world. They have traveled worldwide as well as being one of the great supporters of Latin American music. Host Elbio Barilari will pick some of his favorite Latin Amer…
 
Sybil Leek discusses the history and beliefs of witchcraft, modern medicine compared to natural medicine, and animal familiars."The Gloucester Witch" performed by John Allison has been removed.https://studsterkel.wfmt.com/programs/sybil-leek-discusses-witchcraft-and-her-book-jackdaw-and-witch-true-fable…
 
Cellist Taeguk Mun and collaborative pianist Lillia Woolschlager present a program of music by Alberto Ginastera, Ludwig Van Beethoven, and Jean Françaix for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. The post Taeguk Mun and Lillia Woolschlager appeared first on WFMT.…
 
Today on Introductions is a rarity: a solo double bass recital. Nicholas Boettcher is Principal Double Bass of Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras‘ flagship orchestra, a senior at Naperville North High School, and founder of The No Repeats Project. Nicholas is joined by Sooka Wang on piano. Nicholas Boettcher studies double bass with Andy Anderson an…
 
On October 15, 2015, the extraordinary American tenor, Lawrence Brownlee, and the superb collaborative pianist, Craig Terry, shared repertoire by Rossini – a Brownlee specialty – as well as a spiritual, “Come By Here” and Britten’s lovely “Down By the Sally Gardens.” The post Lawrence Brownlee, tenor & Craig Terry, piano appeared first on WFMT.…
 
Hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer for “projecting polished charisma and a singing sound,” cellist John-Henry Crawford has a passion for sharing powerful music with audiences near and far. His collaborator in this 2016 Impromptu Encore is pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion. The post John Henry Crawford, cello and Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano appe…
 
The Risus Quartet presents two works on today’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Broadcast. The first is Quartettsatz by Franz Schubert and Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 6, Op. 80. Risus Quartet Haeni Lee, violin Jieun Yoo, violin Mary Eunkyung Chang, viola Bobae Lee, cello The post Risus Quartet appeared first on WFMT.…
 
On Introductions this Saturday, 17-year-old Joanna Choe, a flute student of Hideko Amano. She performs music by Adolphus Hailstork and Philippe Gaubert; concerto movements by Mozart and Ibert; and the François Borne Carmen Fantasy. Thank you to Delmark Records for allowing WFMT to record in their Riverside Studios in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborho…
 
This morning on Introductions, we’re going live again: 17-year-old Harry Zhang delivers a solo recital of Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Liebermann, and Prokofiev. Thank you to Delmark Records for allowing WFMT to broadcast live from their Riverside Studios in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood. Harry Zhang was the first-place winner of the 2020 Steinway P…
 
Duo FAE — made up of violinist Charlene Kluegel and pianist Katharine Petersen — presents a live performance of Three Spirituals by Florence Price and the Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 by Brahms. We hope you enjoyed this performance. Don't forget to subscribe to WFMT's YouTube Channel and like WFMT's Facebook Page to catch each and every l…
 
This week on Introductions, we profile eight young composers, all of whom participated in Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras‘ 2021 Composition Seminar. Under the tutelage of composers Eric Malmquist and Ben Hjertmann, participants had the chance to write for string quartet, and have their music recorded by ATLYS. This episode was produced by WFMT’s …
 
Pianist Silvan Negrutiu presents a performance of works by Joan Tower, George Enescu, and Beethoven for this live Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. We hope you enjoyed this performance; don't forget to subscribe to WFMT's YouTube Channel and like WFMT's Facebook Page to catch each and every liv…
 
It’s a graduation special for Labor Day Weekend: we mark 18-year-olds who are now our alumni, having performed on Introductions in the past few years. Some are now majoring in music, some are majoring in other subjects, a few are double-majoring, one’s taking a gap year, and one’s enlisted in the military. It’s a great variety of music this week. P…
 
Jamaican-American violist Jordan Bak is joined by collaborative pianist Ji Yung Lee for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert live from its new location at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago with works by Haydn, Leslie Adams, Clara Schumann, and Robert Schumann. “A star in the making,” (Seattle Pi) Jamaican-American violist Jordan B…
 
On Introductions this week, a veritable menagerie and miscellany of groups! Hailing from the Music Institute of Chicago Academy, Victor J. Andrew High School and Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative, today’s episode has music from the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. We’ll hear seventeen teenage musicians across five groups – some playing in mor…
 
This week Liz and Alrik welcome Writer/Director Anna Biller on the show to talk about making and releasing her feature The Love Witch and what her life has been like since the release of the film. …https://www.makingmoviesishard.com/ep296/By Lach on Huffduffer
 
Bronze medal winner of the 2021 Fischoff National Chamber Competition, cellist Ben Solomonow is joined by pianist Christopher Goodpasture performing music of Beethoven, Kodály, Strohl, and Debussy for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. Described by the Toronto Concert Review as “exuding a depth of artistry and sublime musical sensitivi…
 
Puerto Rican Roberto Sierra is one of the most important living composers of contemporary classical music. Sierra’s work draws from the 20th century avant-garde music and the 19th century romantic traditions alike and synthesized his European and Latino influences. Host, Elbio Barilari will pick some of his favorite pieces from this composer’s vast…
 
This week on Introductions, string quartets from Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood and New Music School in Chicago perform music by Haydn, Schubert, Dvořák, Shostakovich, Ginastera, and Holland. Some of these young musicians have appeared on Introductions in the past: the same membership of the Ardente String Quartet appeared in August…
 
Why do women join white nationalist and other far-right movements? Misogyny is rampant on the alt-right, along with the notion that women's primary role is to be wives and child-bearers. But the liberal centre can be an ambivalent place for women too. Feminism was founded on the ideal of equality, and on the belief that women should be treated as i…
 
Today we feature 18-year-old Isabel Chen of Northbrook, a violin student of Almita Vamos. She performs some solo Bach, a Beethoven sonata movement, a short Kreisler piece, a recent work by Montgomery, and the first movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. Thank you to the Music Institute of Chicago for letting WFMT record in Nichols Concert Hall, …
 
Today we hear from violinist Isabella Brown in her winner’s recital following her success in the 2020 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artist Competition. She performs works by Johannes Brahms, Amy Beach, James Newton Howard and Henryk Wieniawski with pianist Milana Pavchinskaya. Thank you to the Music Institute of Chicago for letting WFMT record …
 
This week on Introductions, two chamber groups from two music schools, both of which reached the quarter-finals of the 2021 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. The Carmen Quartet is entirely made up of high-school senior fellows of the Music Institute of Chicago Academy; and the Golden Trio hails from Midwest Young Artists Conservatory wit…
 
Dr Claire Pannell is a trailblazer of Perth’s noise-art and DIY music scenes. A sound artist performing under the name ‘ Furchick ’, she incorporates science into her creations, taking her sounds from the natural vibrations created from everyday objects.https://podcast.wam.org.au/2021/07/06/s2-episode-2-claire-pannell/…
 
Host Elbio Barilari, speaks with his fellow countryman Miguel Del Águila about composing music in the 21st century, his early life in Uruguay, and his music output. We will also feature some of his recently recorded pieces by the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Hat Trick Trio, and the TransAtlantic Ensemble. The post Miguel Del Águila: Uruguayan-American…
 
Fiesta pays tribute to the many female composers of Latin America. Included in the program are Ángela Peralta and María Granillo, from México, Teresa Carreño from Venezuela and Margarita Luna from the Dominican Republic. Join us for this celebration of Latina composers! The post Celebration of Latin American Women Composers appeared first on WFMT.…
 
For this inaugural episode of In Session, we are joined by Paul John and Lee Hunter to discuss the role of printed material in resistance. Zach White, Daniel Kent, and Will Rhodes contribute perspectives on Pioneer Works' own Risograph printer and the enduring allure of these high-speed stencil duplicators.https://clocktower.org/show/In-Session-Ris…
 
When you're working on any issue, you've got to start with knowing exactly what your reality is—what is true for you—and Step 1 of the 5-Step Boundary Solution process will help you do just that. https://beyondbitchy.com/podcast/10-knowing-and-owning-your-reality/By Lach on Huffduffer
 
What is at the root of world violence? How does psychiatry re-create dynamics of humiliation and shame that drive people crazy? Is there a just and equitable way out of the spirals of attack and counterattack tearing humanity apart? Evelin Lindner was nominated 3 times for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work internationally to overcome the roots of …
 
I'm assuming everyone here has seen "Heavy Metal Parking Lot." If not, wow are you in for a treat. May 31st was the 35th Anniversary of two guys who went to the parking lot of a Judas Priest concert in suburban Maryland and just filmed people in the parking lot. What they captured was magic. Their names were John Heyn and Jeff Krulik. I talked to c…
 
Children are natural philosophers — so why don’t we routinely teach them how to do philosophy? Some issues around that debate were aired at a recent public panel hosted by the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia.https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/philosophy-for-children:-the-why-and-the-how/9538918…
 
Legendary artist and cartoonist Jim Woodring has illustrated a new beautiful edition of the Gnostic allegorical head-trip, “Voyage to Arcturus.” Obscure while being influencial on some of our greatest creators (C.S. Lewis, Alan Moore, Clive Barker,) “Voyage to Arcturus” is like nothing else and only the master Woodring could illustrate it. Listen i…
 
How does bitcoin work? Where did it come from, why does it exist, and will it ever be used for everyday purchases? Far from some passing fad, bitcoin has been around for more than a decade now and shows no signs of going anywhere. We figured it was long overdue to understand the most well-known cryptocurrency and the problem it is trying to solve. …
 
Gaming has often been somewhat overlooked by the cultural canon but, says Darren Wall – designer and publisher of a series of books on gaming design under the imprint Read-Only Memory – its contribution to design and popular culture is finally beginning to be acknowledged.Here, Eliza Williams talks to Wall about the books he has published so far, a…
 
A Tasmanian Aboriginal artist who has tried to constructively engage with Dark Mofo and its parent institution MONA has decided to walk away after seven years.Trawlwulwuy artist Fiona Hamilton has severed her working relationship with the museum and its festival offshoot after a sickening call-out for the blood of First Nations people sparked outra…
 
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