QUIZ: Match the Musical Quote to the Movie It’s From

Think you're a film buff? See if you can identify which movies these musical quotes came from.

By | February 22nd, 2017|News|

Hear What Dr. Maya Angelou, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” Author, Sounds Like Singing the Blues

Dr. Maya Angelou, circa late 70s/early 80s. Author and activist Maya Angelou is most well-known for her autobiographical memoire I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Published in 1969, the [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|News|

Chopin-Inspired Dishes to Make Your Taste Buds Sing

If you are what you eat, will eating some of Chopin’s favorite foods help you at the piano? Maybe not. But you might be inspired by these dishes created by the Venti-tre Restaurant during the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.

By | February 20th, 2017|News|

Meet the Real Star of “La La Land” Who Never Appears on Screen, Composer Justin Hurwitz

"La La Land," an original movie musical, has sung and danced its way onto the big screen and into the hearts of millions. Meet the composer behind the blockbuster hit.

By | February 20th, 2017|Exclude, News|

Riccardo Muti and CSO Present Haydn’s “Seven Last Words” at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral

Holy Name Cathedral is an architectural landmark in the heart of downtown Chicago. On Friday, February 17, the church opened its doors to another Chicago treasure, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

By | February 19th, 2017|News|

The Film Score: Music for Oscar Week 2017

Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips returns to WFMT to present Music for Oscar Week 2017 following the success of our month-long film score series in 2016 and Veterans Day special. Each [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Exclude|

The 1 Concert That Inspired Riccardo Muti to Create the Chicago Symphony’s African American Network

A photo from JET magazine of Riccardo Muti conducting his first tribute concert to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1991 with the Philadelphia Orchestra The Chicago Symphony Orchestra recently launched [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

VIDEO: What New York City Ballet Choreographer Justin Peck Listens for When Picking Music for Dance

Renowned choreographer Justin Peck took a break from his rehearsals with the Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago to explain what he listens for when selecting music to choreograph.

By | February 15th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

This is What It’s Like to Attend the Grammy Awards

The first thing that often comes to mind when one hears the word Grammy is the CBS telecast, but the Recording Academy is so much more than the telecast.

By | February 15th, 2017|News|

VIDEO: Why Stewart Copeland, Police Founding Member/Drummer, Has Turned to Composing Opera

Stewart Copeland during technical rehearsals for his opera The Invention of Morel You may know Stewart Copeland as a founding member of the band the Police, but did you know [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Exclude, News|
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