Live from WFMT

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Live from WFMT, the station’s full-length recital series, presents weekly music and conversation from October through June. The program draws on the rich community of Chicago-based musicians as well as a roster of international artists who are visiting the city. Each two-hour program is performed live in WFMT’s state-of-the-art Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio.

Chen Family Quartet May 25, 2021

This concert was recorded live at Nichols Concert Hall on May 2 in celebration of the Music Institute of Chicago’s 90th anniversary. CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen and his wife, Laura Park Chen, on violin and their children Beatrice Chen on viola and Noah Chen on cello, have been playing together for six years. Committed to community outreach, they regularly play at Chicago-area retirement ... The post Chen Family Quartet appeared first on WFMT.


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