From Carnegie Hall | Russian Classical Music

Works by beloved Russian composers: Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff. 8:00 pm.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center | Archive Treasures I

Works by Suk (featuring the composer on violin) and Schumann. 10:00 pm.

WFMT Welcomes Next Music Director

He's a broadcaster, vocal performer, and avid concertgoer. And now, he's also WFMT's music director.


Steve Martin Inducts WFMT Favorite Jens Kruger Into American Banjo Hall of Fame

Known for his inventive, hard-to-categorize musical style of composition and performance, banjoist Jens Kruger has been inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame.

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Get Into the Halloween Swing With This Jazzy, Vocalese Tune by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

From the 1961 album High Flying, enjoy “Halloween Spooks,” Dave Lambert’s whimsical, bebop-infused tune delivered with the characteristic vocalese and giddily blended harmonies of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross.

Legendary Conductor Bernard Haitink Has Died, Age 92

Haitink took the podium at many of the premiere concert halls in the world and forged, among others, a creative partnership with the CSO, where he served as principal conductor from 2006 to 2010.

Comical Chats: Stream 10 Hilarious Studs Conversations With Top Comedians & Humorists

Never were Studs Terkel's legendary gregariousness, curiosity, and generosity more evident on-air than when a comedian, comic actor, or humorist stopped by the studio.

Canadian Wins 18th Chopin International Piano Competition

Pianist Bruce Xiaoyu Liu of Canada joins a pantheon of winners including Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, and Seong-Jin Cho.

Anna Netrebko needs shoulder surgery, cancels performances

Soprano Anna Netrebko needs shoulder surgery and has canceled performances in Verdi's Nabucco at the Vienna State Opera.

12 pianists in final stage of prestigious Chopin competition

Twelve pianists from around the world have been admitted to the final stage of the 18th edition of the prestigious Frederic Chopin piano competition, reputed for launching world careers for its winners and finalists.

QUIZ | How Spine-Tingling Is Your Taste in Classical Music?

Is your taste in classical music scary enough for the upcoming holiday? Find out with our quick, 13-question quiz.

Can’t Carry a Tune? Callas 2.0? Regardless of Skill, Singing Has Surprising Benefits

Musicality aside, all of us (instrumentalists and vocalists alike) derive pleasure from singing along to our favorite tunes, even if it’s only done entirely alone…

From 2013: Legendary Chicagoan Timuel Black Reflects on Studs Terkel

Timuel Black, who died on October 13, 2021 at age 102, lived a truly extraordinary life. Hear an excerpt of a 2013 WFMT interview with the influential historian, activist, veteran, and teacher.

Stutzmann to follow Spano as Atlanta Symphony music director

Nathalie Stutzmann becomes the second woman to lead a major American orchestra.

CSO Announces Winter/Spring 2022 Concerts

Music director Riccardo Muti will conduct music by Beethoven, Price, Glass, and Montgomery while welcoming guest artists like Anne-Sophie Mutter, Leif Ove Andsnes, and Mitsuko Uchida.

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