The WFMT radio show Introductions is to feature the Academy Orchestra. The show will be broadcast on Saturday, March 27 at 11 am by Robbie Ellis, Presenter and Producer. The show will air our recent recordings of Mozart’s Symphony No 15 and Shostakovich and an interview with Academy member Patience Smith.
NOON FRIDAY DECEMBER 21
On 98.7WFMT radio program Music in Chicago at 12pm, Lisa Flynn will play two numbers from our recent performance of the Messiah. Listen live!
NOON DECEMBER 22: 98.7WFMT RADIO BROADCAST
On 98.7WFMT radio program Music in Chicago, Lisa Flynn will play our Bach Double Violin Concerto performed by Ellen Maloney and Amelia Piscitelli with our Summer Festival orchestra – our professional orchestra joined by five of the very best Academy students, including Allison Chang, Ashwin Moses and Lily Smith. Conducted by Drostan Hall, the performance was recorded in Wheaton July 16 by Eric Arunas of WFMT.
RISING STAR SERIES BROADCAST
NOON FRIDAY APRIL 14
Our Rising Star series starts with a 98.7 WFMT broadcast of our Tchaikovsky String Serenade first movement at noon on Friday April 14 with host Lisa Flynn. Listen live on wfmt.com. WFMT’s Eric Arunas recorded this performance on January 28, 2017 at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago.
Our Rising Star Series on April 21 & 23 features the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 with Sun Chang with guest conductor Meastro Dan Sommerville.
Dennis Moore will broadcast our new Mozart Symphonies CD release in his 98.7WFMT show “Weekend Mornings With Dennis Moore” on Sunday March 26 at 10am! Click here to listen live.
See our Compact Discs selection for details of how to obtain this CD.
NEW RELEASE: MOZART SYMPHONIES 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.
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WFMT INTRODUCTIONS BROADCAST
Our December 10 Academy Orchestra broadcast on 98.7WFMT Introductions was wonderful to hear. Click here for the podcast.
WFMT broadcasted highlights of the Academy Orchestra’s Spring Semester concert (from May 7, 2016) on it’s Introductions radio show. Here is a photo of the Academy on May 7, 2016.
Pieces on the playlist:
Suite for Solo violin, viola and strings by Atterberg performed by Ellen Maloney, violin and alumnus Max Lowery, viola. Ellen Maloney is our Academy Orchestra Concert Master. (Watch brilliant videos of Ellen and Max here.)
Bartok Rumanian Dances, Warlock Capriol Suite and the Brook Green Suite Holst conducted by alumnus 10 year old Ellin Liu.
SWEETEST DAY SERIES BROADCAST
NOON FRIDAY OCTOBER 14
Our Sweetest Day series started with a 98.7 WFMT broadcast of our Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations with cellist Julian Schwarz at noon on Friday October 14, with host Lisa Flynn. We listened live on wfmt.com. WFMT’s Eric Arunas recorded this performance (see videos of this concert here) on April 29, 2016 at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago as indeed he is recording the #sweetestday concert October 14 at 7pm (see photos).
WFMT 98.7 will air our Faure Elegie with cellist Julian Schwarz and Barber’s Adagio at noon on August 12, with host Lisa Flynn. Listen live on wfmt.com. WFMT’s Eric Arunas recorded this performance on April 29, 2016 at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago. You can also see our videos of the concert here.