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Carl's Morning Quiz
Carl's Morning Quiz: Today is the birthday of Hector Berlioz, born in 1803 near Grenoble. Last week we had a question about his Symphonie Fantastique which was on last week’s CSO concerts. Riccardo Muti opened the 2010 CSO season with the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique AND its seldom-heard companion piece. What is the name of the other work by Berlioz? Answer >>
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Irish Christmas in America is in town for a sold-out show at the Old Town School of Folk Music. If you don't have your tickets, hear them on a WFMT podcast. The group is wrapping up a nationwide tour in time to get home to Ireland for Christmas more...
[LIVE Impromptu on Wednesday at 3:00 PM] Plug into a family-friendly program of traditional Irish instrumentalists, singers and dancers who make a point of reaffirming the shared histories of America and the Irish people. It's a story that goes beyond brogue-speaking police officers in New York City more...
[Aida on the Tuesday Night Opera, 8:00 PM] Franco Corelli knew how to work a crowd. He wasn't afraid of taking liberties with a score, a practice which produced many copycats. In the aria at the beginning of Aida for example, Corelli famously disregarded Verdi's dynamic markings. In the last four bars more...
Most careers take twists and turns; Ward Stare's career has been more like Formula 1 auto racing. He went from playing principal trombone in the Lyric Opera Orchestra to being one of the company's go-to conductors (debuting in last season's production of Hansel and Gretel), all before the age of 30 more...
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The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to scale back its $85 billion a month bond-buying...
Community protest brings results as one company removes its petcoke from a Calumet...
Oak Park native, actress, blogger and magazine editor Tavi Gevinson joins us to talk...
The UK risks being left with "hollowed-out" armed forces unless it funds and uses them properly, says the country's top military officer.
The family of missing teenager Jayden Parkinson are "heartbroken and devastated" following the discovery of a body buried in a grave, police say.
A search resumes for a sailor who fell from a small cargo ship on the River Trent in North Lincolnshire after winds of up to 90mph battered parts of the UK.
WFMT’s Midnight Special 60th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Celebration with Rich Warren.