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Carl's Morning Quiz: Tomorrow is the birthday of Franz Josef Haydn and we will have an appropriate celebration. But tomorrow is also an interesting birthday/anniversary. Itís the anniversary of the opening of Rodgers & Hammersteinís first big Broadway hit, Oklahoma! And itís the birthday of the woman who starred in the 1955 film version of that musical. She was born March 31, 1934. Who is she? Answer >>
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Friday, March 27, 2015, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced that Gustavo Dudamel has extended his contract as the orchestra’s music director through the 2021-22 season. The 34-year-old Venezuelan conductor and violinist made his LA Philharmonic debut in 2005. In 2007, the Philharmonic named Dudamel as its next music director, a position which he began with the beginning more... more...
Pianist Orion Weiss stops by the WFMT Levin Studio for a LIVE concert on Impromptu on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Orion Weiss last appeared at Symphony Center in 2012 with Emmanuel Ax as part of the Keys To The City Festival. His appearances at Symphony Center on Thursday, March 26 and Saturday, March 28 more... more...
To celebrate the 90th Birthday of Pierre Boulez, WFMT went backstage with musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to hear some of their favorite memories of working with this illustrious conductor, composer, and musician. Few know Boulez better than these musicians. Watch the video below to learn how working with Boulez impacted the players and more... more...
Today, WFMT celebrates composer, conductor, and musician Pierre Boulez on his 90th birthday. Boulez, who was recently awarded a 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, is one of the most influential figures in modern music. In addition to celebrating the music of Boulez with us on the air, enjoy three podcasts of Boulez in conversation at the WFMT more... more...
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Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney
Pyrotechnics, camels and a 15-tonne head: no rhinestone is left unturned in this ostentatious production whose setting alone ensures it cannot fail
Kubelik’s Mahler, Peterson’s piano, Bernstein and Gould... the conductor shares his musical inspirationsContinue reading...
David Cameron is to tell voters they face a "stark choice" between him and Labour's Ed Miliband, as the election campaign officially gets under way.
The information watchdog launches an investigation into claims details of millions of people's pensions are being sold to fraudsters and cold-calling firms.
Parents hardly ever spot obesity in their children resulting in damaging consequences for health, doctors warn.
On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, two Aurora...
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists continue their conversation online with a...
The Chicago Teachers Union is back at the bargaining table with the city and Chicago...
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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.
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