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      WFMT Featured Audio

      The WFMT Featured Audio is a select group of programming chosen by WFMT hosts and producers. You may listen to these programs using the Adobe Flash players found below.

      Chicago's Lakefront with Geoffrey Baer

      WTTW's Geoffrey Baer visited the WFMT booth and provides commentary on his new doc, Chicago's Lakefront, as well as sharing some of his favorite musical selections.

      Chicago's Lakefront with Geoffrey Baer

      Geoffrey's selections include: Music from the American Beauty Soundtrack, Dreamworks 0044-50233-2; Vessen Spirit (trad.), Northside NSD 6004; Vessen Whirled, Northside NSD 6006; Vartina, BMG 09026 63262; Les Charboniers, Tribute 7267; Hancock, BlueNote 106730.

      Dan Andries "Irish Chicago"

      WTTW Producer Dan Andries visited the WFMT booth and provides commentary on his new doc, Irish Chicago.

      Dan Andries - Irish Chicago

      Henry Fogel

      Arts administrator and longtime WFMT broadcaster Henry Fogel provides an excerpt of his address to students at Ohio's Bowling Green University (recently recorded in his home studio for WFMT).

      Henry Fogel

      Welz Kauffman - Ravinia

      Welz Kauffman, the Ravinia Festival's President and CEO, shares Ravinia's latest news.


      The Feminist Lens: "Coming to the Table"

      Marilyn Campbell hosts a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of The Dinner Party Project in Chicago. Presented by Women's Media Group.

      Feminist Lens: "Coming to the Table"

      The Feminist Lens: "Seeing Peace: Challenging War"

      Marilyn Campbell hosts a compilation of music, prose, and poetry on the topic of creating a world without war. Featuring songs from Jamie O'Reilly. Presented in honor of Swan Day (Support Women Artists Now).

      Feminist Lens: "Seeing Peace: Challenging War"

      Joseph Epstein's "Kuperman Awaits Ecstasy"

      We invite you to listen to a short story by the distinguished author Joseph Epstein whose stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, and the Atlantic Monthly. His story collections include The Goldin Boys: Stories and The Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff: And Other Stories.

      Set in Chicago and its suburbs, "Kuperman Awaits Ecstasy" comes from the latter anthology and is read here by WFMT's Paul Ansell.

      Joseph Epstein: Kuperman Awaits Ecstasy

      La Triviata: The WFMT Game Show

      We're pleased to present the debut of La Triviata: The WFMT Game Show which we broadcasted live from Marbles The Brain Store (55 E. Grand in downtown Chicago) Thursday, April 16th.

      Please email us your thoughts on the broadcast to marbles@wfmt.com. We'd love to hear what you think as well as any suggestions you may have for future editions of La Triviata! Enjoy the show!

      WFMT's La Triviata

      2009 Highlights

      Do you remember some of the major events, anniversaries, and musicians from the past year? Here are some of our top picks:

      • Muti named MD by CSO

      • Brendel farewell tour

      • Yo Yo Ma Musical America Musician of Year
      • Marin Alsop Musical America Conductor of the Year
      • YouTube Orchestra
      • Joan Tower 75th

        Joan Tower
      • NY Phil in Korea
      • Quebec 400th /Mahler Sym of a Thousand
      • Beaux Arts farewell tour
      • NEA Opera awards
      • Farewell to Norman Dello Joio
      • John Adamsí Dr. Atomic at Lyric Opera of Chicago
      • Guarneri farewell tour
      • Hahn wins Gramphone
      • Shaham wins Fisher
      • Ashley Wheater joins Joffrey
      • Farewell to Gerald Arpino
      • Pacifica Quartet/Musical America Ensemble of Year
      • Elliott Carter 100th
      • WFMT's Introductions premieres
      • CBC Radio Orchestra disbands
      • WFMT's Live from the Morse premieres
      • Karajan 100th
      • Emerson Quartet/Bach Grammy
      • Christopher Rouse/Musical America Composer of the Year
      • Farewell to Studs
      • Leonard Bernstein 90th

      Leonard Nimoy

      Actor Leonard Nimoy joined WFMT's Lisa Flynn for two hours featuring his favorite musical selections and some good conversation.

      Leonard Nimoy

      Leonard Slatkin

      Leonard Slatkin joins WFMT's Dennis Moore in the control room for conversation and some of the maestro's favorite recordings.

      Leonard Slatkin

      Riccardo Muti Press Conference

      Here is the full Riccardo Muti press conference which took place Monday, June 2 at Orchestra Hall. For more information on Maestro Muti, follow the link to his personal website.

      Riccardo Muti

      Laurie Anderson

      In this Guest Host program, Kerry Frumkin welcomed Laurie Anderson for 90 minutes of music and conversation. One of today’s premier performance artists, Laurie Anderson is also known for her multimedia presentations. The Glen Ellyn native and Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra alumna is also a visual artist, composer, poet and vocalist. Over her multi-decade career she's collaborated with composers such as Phillip Glass, and rock musicians like Lou Reed and Peter Gabriel. NASA recently named her their first-ever Artist in Residence.

      Laurie Anderson

      Jane Glover

      Peter Van De Graaff joins special guest host Jane Glover as she explores some of her favorite musical selections.

      Jane Glover

      Pacifica Quartet: A Question and Answer Session

      Author, broadcaster, and teacher Rob Kapilow joined the Pacifica Quartet at the Music Institute of Chicago last November for music plus commentary as part of his ongoing series of presentations called What Makes It Great. After the introductory comments, and a complete performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet in F (Op 18/1), the audience was invited to question the commentator and the musicians about the greatness of Ludwig van Beethoven, and the challenges of interpreting his music.

      Pacifica Quartet

      John Adams

      Our guest in this segment is John Adams, one of the most celebrated composers of our time. John discusses his collaboration with Peter Sellars in creating the opera Doctor Atomic.

      John Adams

      Peter Sellars

      The Doctor Atomic director and librettist is in Chicago for the current run of John Adams opera - and took time from his busy schedule to guest host for two hours on 98.7WFMT. Listen to Sellars' fascinating choice of music and gripping commentary below.

      Peter Sellars