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      30 Under 30

      Friday, February 27 throughout the day WFMT has long encouraged and showcased up-and-coming young classical musicians – notably on the weekly series Introductions, and on From the Top. Today, tune in as we bring you recordings by 30 exciting young artists under 30 who are making themselves heard in a big way in Chicago and more... more...

      Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts

      Sunday, March 1 at 1:00 pm Hear Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos featuring soloists from the orchestra and conducted by Nicholas Kraemer, who also plays harpsichord. Recorded at Symphony Center last November. From the CSO’s website about this performance: “Among Bach’s most beloved and celebrated works, his six Brandenburg Concertos demonstrate some of the most daring and innovative more... more...

      Folkstage: John Roberts and Debra Cowan

      Saturday, February 28 at 8:00 pm Host Rich Warren welcomes performers John Roberts and Debra Cowan for an engaging live broadcast from WFMT’s Levin Studio. John and Debra “firmly believe that folk music is not a spectator sport. They can turn any audience into a chorale by patiently teaching sometimes complicated and often tongue-tying choruses, more... more...

      From the Metropolitan Opera: The Magic Flute

      Saturday, February 28 at 12:00 pm The Metropolitan Opera presents Mozart’s The Magic Flute with Toby Spence as Tamino, Miah Persson as Pamina, Tobias Kehrer as Sarastro, and Kathryn Lewek as Queen of the Night. Adam Fischer conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this well-received performance from fall 2014. more...

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      Hallé/Feddeck review – last-minute replacements save the day

      Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
      Violinist Henning Kraggerud and conductor James Feddeck step in to salvage concert with style and steel Continue reading...






      London Sinfonietta/De Ridder review – one of their best performances in years

      Purcell Room. London
      The young audience clearly infected the players with their open-eared enthusiasm Continue reading...






      Madam Butterfly review – Puccini’s tragedy hits home hard

      Royal Albert Hall, London
      With a Japanese water garden and a see-through marital home, this production excels in a challenging space Continue reading...






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