California Symphony | Gabriela Lena Frank

8pm: Plus music by Beethoven and Mahler, all conducted by music director Donato Cabrera.

Baroque&Before | The Jistebnice Hymn Book

10pm: The largest surviving compendium of Hussite liturgy and singing in the Czech lands.

Music and Conversation with Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Thurs, 8pm: The star cellist discusses his new album and the expectations he faces as a Black man in classical music.


Citing Health Issues, Daniel Barenboim Will Step Back from Performing, Conducting

"I have lived all my life in and through music, and I will continue to do so as long as my health allows me to."

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Every Chicago Classical Season Announcement

On any given day, Chicago plays host to so much great music that it can be hard to keep track of! Luckily, we're here to help you stay on top of the many exciting offerings this city has to offer.

6 Easy Steps to Finding a New Instrument

If you or your child have a passion for music — or even a mild curiosity — there is no better time to seize the day.

John Brennan, 18-year WTTW-WFMT Trustee, Has Died, Age 60

Brennan was an active and engaged leader, serving on nearly every committee of the WTTW-WFMT board.

WFMT’s Classical Conversations: ‘Becoming Frederick Douglass’ & ‘Harriet Tubman Visions of Freedom’

Grammy-winning conductor, pianist, and composer Charles Floyd and award-winning baritone Robert Sims reflect on the importance that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass placed on spirituals as a beacon for freedom.

Free Movie Honors Hildegard von Bingen, A Trailblazing Composer & Nun

A 12th-century abbess gifted with extraordinary skills in medicine, science, and music.

Krakow cancels Roger Waters gigs, urges him to visit Ukraine

Waters has expressed a sympathetic stance toward Russia in its war against Ukraine.

Pharoah Sanders, influential jazz saxophonist, dies at 81

Sanders, who launched his career playing alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s, died in Los Angeles early Saturday.

Early Streisand nightclub recording remastered for release

The performances were intended to become Barbra Streisand's first album, but instead many of the songs were redone and released as her Grammy-winning self-titled debut album in 1963.

Bargain hunter scores 700-year-old medieval times document

Instead of a kitchen appliance, Will Sideri stumbled upon a framed document hanging on a wall. It had elaborate script in Latin, along with musical notes and gold flourishes. A sticker said 1285 AD.

Musical Tails: 6 Composers Who Wrote Music for Pets

Meet the incredible pets who inspired some of our favorite music!

Video: James Conlon & Johnny Gandelsman Reflect on Music of the Holocaust

WFMT interviews conductor James Conlon, a tireless advocate for composers silenced by the Nazi regime, and musician Johnny Gandelsman, who produced the soundtrack to 'The US and the Holocaust.'

Elton John to perform at White House on Friday

The audience will include teachers, nurses, students, gay rights advocates and others.

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