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We’re playing all of your favorites, all day! During our Spring Membership Drive, we asked you, our supporters, to tell us your favorite pieces to play in a day of listener favorites. Because so many people requested Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, we will be playing each of the famous concerti throughout the day, beginning with more... more...
Today is World Book Day, a yearly event celebrated worldwide on April 23rd and organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. Looking for a good read to celebrate World Book Day? We at WFMT have picked some of our favorite reads to share with you. more...
Though children today can access more multimedia entertainment than ever before, nothing can replace the original multimedia experience: attending a live performance. This spring, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has teamed up with the Chicago Children’s Theatre and Hubbard Street Dance to present interdisciplinary programs for audiences of all ages. Whether you’re a seasoned concert goer, or can’t tell more... more...
The Queen of the Night’s famous aria “Der Hölle Rache” (“The wrath of hell”) is not just one of the most popular pieces in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, it’s one of the most well-known works in all of classical music because it requires such impressive vocal acrobatics. Soprano Rainelle Krause has introduced another kind of acrobatics to her performance more... more...
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From George Michael and Wagner to … Wham! Soprano Carolyn Sampson on the music that inspires her
How do you mostly listen to music?
On my iPhone with headphones or a speaker.
What was the last piece of music you bought?
This is embarrassing on so many levels. It was Fleurs, my new CD. I needed it on my phone in order to choose a favourite track to put on my website. And I’m so bad with technology that it seemed easier just to download it than to ask my husband to transfer the music on to my phone for me.
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Fine playing from four pianists – Martin Roscoe, Kathryn Stott, Peter Donohoe and Noriko Ogawa – revealed the connections between the two very different composers in this concert series finale
International efforts to bring aid to Nepal are stepped up as the death toll from Saturday's devastating earthquake reaches 3,726.
First-time buyers would be exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than £300,000 under a Labour government, a move the Tories say is "panicky and unfunded".
David Cameron promises to work "the hardest I've ever worked in my life" to secure victory on 7 May - as 5,000 small businesses give their backing.
On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, Cardinal...
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss Cook County State's Attorney Anita...
Dignitaries, leaders, and members of the Catholic Church came together at Holy Name...
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An Exclusive Classical Music Tour through the City of Lights with WFMT! Join Carl Grapentine and fellow opera lovers next May as we tour our favorite European opera destinations in Paris.
Discover the Best of Scandinavia this August! Join Peter van de Graaff on this exclusive classical music journey to Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
Discover the incomparable beauty of Italy's history, culture and art! Join Suzanne Nance for an incredible journey to Italy.
Join Bill McGlaughlin for a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Budapest, Vienna and Prague!
China Tour and Yangtze River Cruise Join WFMT listeners on a legendary China tour and Yangtze River cruise!
The Queen Mary 2 Celebrate Cunard's 175th anniversary!