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|

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 [...]

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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|

Be the First to Know Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2017-18 Line-Up of Operas, Concerts, and More

A new production of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice, in partnership with the Joffrey Ballet, and the second installment of Wagner’s Ring, will highlight the 2017-2018 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Lyric [...]

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Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky Explains Her Holistic Approach to Learning Opera’s Most Demanding Roles

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky proved she is one of opera’s reigning queens when, during a single season, she performed three of the most difficult bel canto roles at the Metropolitan Opera: the title [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Exclude, News|

This Video of Bernstein Scolding Two Percussionists Proves Playing Triangle is Harder Than You Think

Have you ever watched an orchestra play a piece in which the percussionists might only be called upon to play the occasional few measures on the kettle drum, or perhaps to add color [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Exclude, News|
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