WFMT Sponsored Events

WFMT is the proud sponsor of the following concerts and events; click on each organization’s name to visit individual web sites for additional information:

Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema

The 12th annual Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema showcases a wide range of films exploring Israeli culture in all its wonderful complexity. Enjoy a wide variety of films, including the musically-themed dramas Harmonia and A Quiet Heart; the family-friendly Abulele; a newly edited documentary on David Ben-Gurion, Epilogue; the Chicago premiere of Antenna; and the romantic comedies Mr. Predictable and The Wedding Plan.

October 25-November 5, 2017 / Various times and locations, including ArcLight Cinemas in The Glen, Glenview; the Music Box Theatre in Chicago; Spertus Institute for Learning and Leadership in Chicago; and North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie.

Symphony Center Presents Orchestra Series 312-294-3000

Mariinsky Orchestra
“Put Russian conductor Valery Gergiev on a podium and the usual result is musical fireworks. Pair him with his hometown orchestra, St. Petersburg’s venerable Mariinsky Orchestra, and the chemistry becomes combustible, especially when the sensational Moscow-born pianist Denis Matsuev is a guest, proclaimed Chicago Classical Review. All three return to Symphony Center to take on Prokofiev’s formidable Second Piano Concerto, plus performance of Shostakovich’s wry Ninth Symphony and Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss.

November 8, 2017 / 8 PM /Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Music of the Baroque (312) 551-1414

Mozart Dialogues
Two of the composer’s works for multiple soloists—the profound Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola and his lively Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds—are featured in a Mozart birthday celebration program that also includes the Symphony No. 33. Join Music of the Baroque to discover why critics and audiences cheer whenever Music Director Jane Glover conducts Mozart.

January 28, 2018 / 7:30 PM / North Shore Ctr. for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
January 29, 2018 / 7:30 PM / Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago

Symphony Center Presents Orchestra Series 312-294-3000

Minnesota Orchestra
One of America’s top symphonic ensembles, the Minnesota Orchestra has a long history of acclaimed performances around the world. Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä and his celebrated ensemble—both superb Sibelius interpreters—head to Orchestra Hall for the composer’s profound symphonic poem En Saga, along with Tchaikovsky’s majestic First Piano Concerto, featuring Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. “That plush, super-charged Minnesota sound is back with a new edge of tenacity” said The Guardian.

January 28, 2018 / 3 PM /Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago