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We have a fabulous selection of CDs you can choose from when you make a donation. $20 or more is the suggested donation. You can select your free CD and we will send it with free shipping.

  • Ferdinand & Friends CD / Book Set featuring Ferdinand the Bull
  • Sweetest Day CD: Svendsen Romance with violinist Amelia Piscitelli
  • Mozart Symphonies Nos. 25 & 40 CD (NEW RELEASE)
  • Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7

These CDs feature recordings from live performances, many recorded by Eric Arunas of 98.7WFMT.



This enchanting CD features the classic tale about Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf. The story has been set to music by Alan Ridout and is written for solo violin and narrator. Kids will have a wonderful time following along in the book as they listen to this captivating story and identify the musical themes that go along with each of the enjoyable characters.
Also included on the CD are some of the best-known selections from Carnival Of The Animals and other favorites like The Flight Of The Bumble Bee, The Puppet Show, and The Laughing Violin. Each selection is played by solo violin, cello, or double bass, all with piano accompaniment. The performances are flawless. Each piece is introduced by a narrator who asks us to listen for certain things in the piece or delights us with amusing poetry from Ogden Nash and others. It’s an absolutely delightful experience.twoboys

This unique children’s CD is one of the best I have heard.” David Taylor, Associate Concert Master, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

turtleProvides an excellent way of introducing music to children in a style that is unique and stimulating.” Late Sir Charles Mackerras, Former Principal Guest Conductor Emeritus, San Francisco OperaBallarina

Composer Alan Ridout and violinist Drostan Hall have combined their talents to create a story with music which children will enjoy listening to again and again. The quality of the recording and performance is excellent.” Kathleen Spring, Suzuki Journal

Suggested minimum donation: $25 or more CD and Book Gift Set
Suggested minimum donation: $20 or more CD



This Mozart Symphonies CD features two of Mozart’s most famous works, both in G Minor. Symphony No. 25 was recorded by Eric Arunas on January 28, 2017 and Symphony No. 40 was recorded on April 29, 2016.

The two Mozart symphonies on this CD are breathtakingly performed by Maestro Hall and his Camerata Chicago. The music is delivered with great vivacity and bounce, with brisk tempi that never seem too fast but are always energetic. The slow movements are played with grace and a deeply felt passion that engages the listeners at all times and Maestro Hall’s exquisite understanding of the 18th Century style is palpable throughout. The recording itself is beautifully and richly captured by Eric Arunas, one of the finest classical music engineers in the country.  Recordings of these symphonies have been made by the greatest orchestras in the world but it would be difficult to find one as good as this one.” Steve Robinson, Former Executive Vice President, 98.7WFMT.

Suggested minimum donation: $20 or more



Sweetest Day – Music for the One You Love

This Sweetest Day CD features Amelia Piscitelli, 15 year old violin prodigy, performing Svendsen’s beautiful Romance with the Camerata Chicago orchestra.

Mathias Tacke and Rose Armbrust perform the lovely lryical and romatic Atterberg Suite for Violin and Viola. Also included are favorites such as Elgar’s Serenade for Strings and Variations on Thaxted by Blumhofer.

The concert you just heard is as fine a concert that you will hear anywhere, not [just] in Chicago, but anywhere in the world – it’s a fabulous ensemble.
Steve Robinson, Former Executive Vice President, 98.7WFMT. (Speech October 14, 2016).

Suggested minimum donation: $20 or more



This CD was recorded by and produced in association with 98.7WFMT, Chicago’s premier radio station, and features Beethoven’s classic Symphony No. 5 and No. 7. You will hear no finer performances than these.

If your taste in performance of Beethoven symphonies runs to those that are robust, bold, exuberant, passionate, sensitive, lyrical, and above all, played at a very high artistic level you’re going to revel in the two symphonies on this recording.
Steve Robinson, Executive Vice President, WFMT

Suggested minimum donation: $20 or more


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