Live from WFMT

On June 1, 2016 By

Written by Lauren Carrane

On May 23, we had the privilege of playing a live performance on Chicago’s classical radio station as part of its weekly series, Live From WFMT.

Even though we’ve performed on WFMT before, it is still exciting and a bit stressful each time because it’s live — we know we […]

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In December 2008, violinist Yuan-Qing Yu’s 5-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia. What followed were months of helping her child deal with the intense treatments, and endless trips back and forth to Lurie Children’s Hospital, then Children’s Memorial Hospital.

“During the three years of treatment, I went through a very dark period. When I finally […]

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Written by J. Lawrie Bloom

We  open our next Civitas concert with the wonderful Op. 11 Trio, referred to as the “Gassenhauer”, of Ludwig van Beethoven.  Haydn had established the string quartet, and the piano trio as accepted ensemble instrumentations.  The idea of using a single wind with strings was not uncommon […]

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