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      All Your Favorites, All Day!

      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...

      WFMT’s Top 10 Reads on World Book Day

      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...

      CSO’s Interdisciplinary Collaborations Bring Music to Young Audiences

      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...

      VIDEO: Acrobatic Coloratura Takes “Der Hölle Rache” to New Heights

      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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      Facing the Music: Carolyn Sampson

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      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.

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      BBC Philharmonic/Gourlay review – Rachmaninov and Ravel’s grand face-off

      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

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