WFMT Sponsored Events
WFMT is the proud sponsor of the following concerts and events; click on each organization's name to visit individual web sites for additional information:
Northlight Theatre (847) 673-6300
Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie. The legendary Woody Guthrie defined an American era of social consciousness and political expression with songs like "This Land is Your Land" and "The Ballad of Tom Joad." This musical portrait, featuring Woody's stirring ballads and joyous anthems, celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America's great folk troubadour. Devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley; directed by Nick Corley. Northlight is proud to honor this American legend during his Centennial year!
September 14-October 21, 2012 / North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard Skokie
Chicago Sinfonietta (312) 236-3681
Performance. Art. The Chicago Sinfonietta mixes motion with emotion, to create an irresistible feast for the senses. Eclectic textures of rhythm and melody combine with virtuosic playing and a whirlwind of movement to capture your imagination and soul. Music Director Mei-Ann Chen kicks off her second season leading the Chicago Sinfonietta with the same energy and passion that won her the League of American Orchestra’s Helen M. Thompson Award in 2012. The orchestra will be joined by the Brooklyn-based high-energy chamber group PROJECT Trio, whose blend of classical technique with jazz and rock styles is shaking up the chamber music scene, and by the rhythmic virtuosity of marimba and percussion artists Eric Goldberg and Shuya Gong. The program includes Brahms's Hungarian Dance No. 5, Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, the first movement of Avner Dorman's Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!, and several works either written by or arranged by PROJECT Trio.
September 29, 2012 / 8:00 PM / Wentz Concert Hall at the North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville
October 1, 2012 / 7:30 PM / Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Music of the Baroque (312) 551-1414
Mozart Celebration. Music of the Baroque celebrates Mozart's birthday with a festive program exploring his genius in works for orchestra, piano, and voice. Acclaimed Mozartian Jane Glover leads the glorious motet Exsultate, jubilate, the Symphony No. 39, and the C minor piano concerto. Pianist Vladimir Feltsman and soprano Arianna Zukerman are the evening’s featured soloists.
January 25, 2012 / 7:30 PM / Harris Theater Chicago, 205 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago
January 27, 2012 / 7:30 PM / North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
Chicago a cappella (773) 281-7820
Spirit/Breath/Voice. This inspiring concert about generosity, peace, and joy is centered around movements from a Renaissance Mass. Revel in the uplifting sounds of Gwyneth Walker's new Songs of Ecstasy on texts by Thomas Merton, Shaker music arranged by Kevin Siegfried, the haunting Veni, Creator Spiritus by Ukranian composer Oleh Harkavyy, and more. Chicago a cappella’s guest music director is William Chin, the accomplished assistant director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus.
February 9, 2013 / 8 PM / Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago
February 10, 2013 / 4 PM / Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St., Oak Park
February 15, 2013 / 8 PM / Nichols Concert Hall at Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston
February 17, 2013 / 4 PM / Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville
Music of the Baroque (312) 551-1414
St. John Passion. In this intimate, intensely dramatic, and deeply human telling of the Passion narrative, J. S. Bach sets scripture and poetry in music of heartbreaking emotion and beauty. Scottish tenor Paul Agnew, whom the Chicago Tribune calls "simply miraculous," returns to sing the Evangelist as Jane Glover's tenth season as Music Director concludes with one of the greatest choral works of all time. Other soloists include soprano Yulia Van Doren, mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó, and bass-baritone Nathan Berg.
May 19, 2013 / 7:30 PM / First Presbyterian Church, 1427 Chicago Ave., Evanston
May 20, 2013 / 7:30 PM / Harris Theater Chicago, 205 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago