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98.7WFMT May 2013 Programming Highlights
Happy Birthday, Richard Wagner
In celebration of Wagner's 200th on May 22, WFMT will feature his music and celebrate his genius throughout the month.
Wednesday, May 1 at 9:00 pm
The Price of Admission: A Musical Biography of Florence Price
Terrance McKnight hosts a special program honoring the legacy of the pioneering African-American composer who spent her professional life in Chicago.
Saturday, May 4 at 7:15 pm
Live From Lyric Opera: Oklahoma!
Our live broadcasts from Lyric Opera conclude with this seminal musical. Tune in to hear the Richard Rodgers tunes you love, and the powerful lyrics and storytelling of Oscar Hammerstein.
Friday, May 10, All Day
Ten Pieces That Changed the World
As we look forward to WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer special on Sunday, May 12, of “Ten Buildings That Changed America,” we offer "Ten Pieces That Changed the World." Join us starting at 9:00 AM as the countdown begins.
Monday, May 13, All Day
We asked around a dozen leading figures in the classical music world, “What piece written in the last 25 years do you think will still be heard in 100 years?” Throughout the day we will feature these works, along with commentary by the people who chose them.
Saturday, May 18, 1:30 pm
Chicago Lyric Opera Broadcast: Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra”
If you missed the stellar production of Simon Boccanegra at Lyric Opera of Chicago, tune in for this, the first in a series of encore presentations from this past season. Thomas Hampson, Furruccio Furlanetto, and Frank Lopardo head this marvelous cast. The series continues each Saturday beginning at noon.