From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years | U.S. Premieres by the CSO and Theodore Thomas

Works by Glazunov, Elgar, Sibelius, and Richard Strauss. 8:00 pm.

Exploring Music | The Violin Concerto

Sampling popular concertos by Beethoven, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky. Nightly this week at 7:00 pm.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center | Haydn and Beethoven

A Haydn string trio and a Beethoven string quartet. 10:00 pm.


Staff Spotlight: Telling the Painful and Hopeful Story of the Black Community Through Music

In the first of our WFMT Staff Spotlight series, we share a playlist from Tim Russell, the Vice President of Community Engagement at WFMT and WTTW.

Watch Andrew Byun and Victor Asuncion Perform Music by Schumann, Tailleferre, and Beethoven

The duo's stirring performance was given to an empty audience but was broadcast via WFMT and WFMT's social channels.

An Opera Without Precedent: Derrick Wang’s US Supreme Court Comic Opera Scalia/Ginsburg

Even though Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg disagreed on many things, what united them was humor and a love for opera. Composer, librettist, and former attorney Derrick Wang reveals how he created an opera about these two influential figures.

With performers infected, La Scala season premiere canceled

The December 7 season premiere at Milan's La Scala opera house is being scrapped after a rash of coronavirus infections among musicians and chorus members.

Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

The decision leaves only the possibility of performances at the very tail end of the hall's 2020-21 season.

Virus cases spike at Milan’s La Scala, Naples’ San Carlo

The number of performers at Milan's famed La Scala opera house who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen to 21, even as the theater was forced to close.

Killer Chops: Some Scary Celluloid Pianists for Halloween

As Halloween approaches, let’s look at a few horror films in which pianists, or at least the hands they are attached to, are the stars.

Arlo Guthrie, citing health, says he’s retired from touring

In lengthy posts on his Facebook page and website, the 73-year-old folksinger announced Friday he is retiring from performance immediately.

Light and Hope in Music: Illinois Philharmonic Opens Season Virtually

IPO concertmaster Azusa Tashiro feels that music is vital as "something to rely on, something that warms [your] heart."

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