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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...

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      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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      BBCSO/Nesterowicz/Osborne review – Rouse's overture is lively but unmemorable

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      Rouse’s Prospero’s Rooms did not leave a deep impression; colourful Lutosławski and Osborne’s brilliant Beethoven fared better

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      The Proms' problem isn't the programming, it's the lack of imagination

      Critics of this year’s lineup bemoaning events such as the club music prom are missing the point. The BBC Proms is no longer about music; it’s about the Proms

      I can reveal exclusively the real reason why Roger Wright, the former controller of the Proms, resigned his post last year. Wright’s producer had wanted to programme the original 1873 version of Bruckner’s Third Symphony, but Wright, and I’m quoting him verbatim here, considered this notion to be “political correctness gone mad”, and over a steak dinner in a country hotel in Northumberland, the two men came to blows.

      “We must play the 1889 version, you tin-eared tosser!” Wright bawled as unavoidably, and regrettably, his fist collided with his producer’s teeth. A clear line, at last, had been crossed, and Wright was banished to a faraway place by the sea.

      The suspicion is that the spectacle of the Proms as “event” is feeding the music

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