what’s playing now
Thanks to our sponsors:
Learn more about advertising
and sponsorship on WFMT.
Carl's Morning Quiz
Carl's Morning Quiz: Today is the birthday of the City of Chicago, incorporated on March 4, 1837. A former mayor of Chicago, Anton Cermak, was fatally wounded in Miami, Florida in 1933 during a failed assassination attempt on whom? Answer >>
Chicago Classical Calendar
Use the calendar below to browse upcoming
The Signature Series comes to WFMT “The key signatures of music are kind of like the signs of the zodiac,” explains Paolo Pietropaolo. “If you take all the music in a given key, you’ll discover certain characteristics,” just as people born under certain signs of the zodiac are thought to share similar personality traits. From more... more...
Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00 pm Kirill Karabits conducts the San Francisco Symphony in this concert with violinist Alexander Barantschik and violist Jonathan Vinocour. The program includes Honegger’s Pacific 231, Benjamin Britten’s Double Concerto, Sibelius’ Symphony #2, and an encore of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #2. more...
WFMT remembers the distinguished actor, director, and author, Leonard Nimoy, who joined Lisa Flynn in 2008 to share music and memories. This rebroadcast was produced by Louise Frank. more...
Monday, March 2 at 6:00 pm (repeats Sunday, March 8 at 11:00 pm) This month’s Ryan Opera Center recital will feature works by Srul Irving Glick, Viktor Ullmann, and an aria from Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s opera The Passenger, being presented at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Performing in this recital, recorded in WFMT’s Levin Studio: Julie Miller, more... more...
Thanks to our sponsors:
Learn more about advertising and sponsorship on WFMT.
Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s principal clarinet revealed iron technique and a gorgeously rounded sound in this programme of Brahms, Howells and Yun
Rattle, who takes over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2017, denies appointment was dependent on venue being built
Sir Simon Rattle has said that his return to the UK as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra is not dependent on a new concert hall being built in the capital.
After a lengthy courtship, Rattle will take up his new role at the LSO in September 2017, as he sees out his tenure in charge of the Berlin Philharmonic.Continue reading...
The London Symphony Orchestra has made an important choice for the arts in general, not just for music Continue reading...
Nigel Farage sets out UKIP's plan to cut work-related immigration to the UK but rules out setting a target, as David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash over the issue.
A woman and her sadistic lover who created a cyber fantasy world are convicted of killing her young daughter, who suffered 50 injuries.
The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of the Boston Marathon bombing two years ago, opens in the city shortly after exhaustive jury selection.
David Axelrod has had a long and storied career as a political consultant. His new...
Art is sometimes intended to spark debate, and a new play about graffiti has done just...
We share what you had to say about last week's elections, Teach For America's...
travel with wfmt
Join Peter and Kathleen van de Graaff next May on an exclusive classical music cruise down the Danube. Celebrate the genius of Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven, Bach and Schumann.
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 incomparable beauty of Italy's history, culture and art! Join Suzanne Nance for an incredible journey to Italy.
French Music for the Theater
Bach: Violin Sonatas & Partitas
Canary Classics CC-14 (2 CDs)
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol 4
JB Recordings MM-15029
Broadway – Lafayette
Sony Classical 88875032452
Spirit, Strength & Sorrow