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Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton was just named the recipient of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award, a prestigious honor conferred annually by a panel of opera industry professionals on an American singer at the threshold of a major international career. Called the “Heisman Trophy of Opera,” the award comes with a substantial prize of $50,000. Previous winners more... more...
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...
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...
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...
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Rouse’s Prospero’s Rooms did not leave a deep impression; colourful Lutosławski and Osborne’s brilliant Beethoven fared better
The Israel-born, London-based choreographer will take his boundary pushing work to dance, opera and rock stages of the city in SeptemberContinue reading...
Nepal is on a "war footing" as it struggles to meet the overwhelming need following Saturday's earthquake, its prime minister says.
The rate of economic growth halved in the three months to the end of March, official figures show, continuing a slowdown that began six months ago.
A state of emergency is declared in the US city of Baltimore amid violent protests linked to the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody.
It's not just Chicago's mayor who's at odds with Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state...
State legislators go back to Springfield on Tuesday to start next year's budget process...
In advance of this week’s NFL Draft in Chicago, Bears' Chairman George McCaskey sits...
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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.
Discover the incomparable beauty of Italy's history, culture and art! Join Suzanne Nance for an incredible journey to Italy.
Join Bill McGlaughlin for a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Budapest, Vienna and Prague!
China Tour and Yangtze River Cruise Join WFMT listeners on a legendary China tour and Yangtze River cruise!
The Queen Mary 2 Celebrate Cunard's 175th anniversary!