Opening Saturday, September 21st, from 11AM - 12PM
Introductions, WFMT’s Saturday morning program showcasing the Chicago area’s finest pre-college musicians, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018 at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ (DCASE) Youth Arts Showcase (YAS! Fest). This year, Introductions returns to YAS! Fest for a special live broadcast at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park! Celebrate Chicago’s young artists by attending in person or listening live on WFMT as host Michael San Gabino welcomes a brass ensemble from Merit School of Music and Latin Grammy-nominated Mariachi Herencia de México.
In addition to a diverse selection of music, the program will also include interviews with the student musicians. The ensembles will join forces to perform a medley of Leonard Bernstein’s iconic music from ‘West Side Story,’ honoring DCASE’s Year of Chicago Theatre.
YAS! Fest is presented by Allstate Insurance Company.
Admission is FREE, or listen to the broadcast on 98.7 FM, wfmt.com, or the WFMT app