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 only have one chance to […]

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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 felt emo­tion­ally strong […]

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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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