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      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:

      Music of the Baroque   (312) 551-1414
      THE CREATION.  The creation of the universe unfolds in vivid musical pictures as Franz Joseph Haydn takes his listeners from darkness and chaos, to the emergence of life, to the pleasures of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Considered by many, including Haydn himself, to be the composer’s greatest achievement, The Creation is a timeless work of towering imagination and genius. Join the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of MOB Music Director Jane Glover, for this magnificent work.  Featured soloists will be soprano Elizabeth Futral, tenor Nicholas Phan, and bass-baritone Christòpheren Nomura.
      March 30, 2014 / 7:30 PM / North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
      March 31, 2014 / 7:30 PM / Harris Theater Chicago, 205 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago

      Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Beyond the Score   (312) 294-3000
      Designed not only for classical music aficionados, but also for newcomers looking to delve deeper into the world of classical music, the first half of each Beyond the Score® program offers a multimedia examination of the selected score—its context in history, how it fits into the composer's output of works, the details of a composer's life that influenced its creation-sharing the illuminating stories found "inside" the music.After an intermission, concertgoers return to the hall with newly discovered knowledge to hear a performance of the work played in its entirety.
      All Beyond the Score events take place at Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

      Ives’s Symphony No. 2
      Chicago Symphony Orchestra
      Sir Mark Elder, conductor
      Who would write the first great American symphony? Enter Charles Ives, a successful insurance executive, musical maverick and wildly experimental composer. In the early twentieth century, who else could have included gospel hymns, tunes by Stephen Foster and barn-dance fiddles in a symphony? After the Friday evening performance, join the Beyond the Score® creative team for a Q&A session in Orchestra Hall to gain insight into the production and visual elements of the presentation. Free to all Friday ticket holders.
      April 25 / 7:30 pm
      April 27 / 3:00 pm