Live from WFMT | Jennifer Koh & Reiko Uchida

The dazzling, Chicago area-born violinist plays music by Schubert, Janáček, Harrison, and John Adams. 8:00 pm.

Music in Chicago | Millar Brass Ensemble

The large brass group plays music from the 17th-century by Wilbye. Noon.

Ravinia Returns for 2021 Season

The festival is back for its 85th concert season, with a signature musical blend of classical, jazz, folk, and rock.


6 Chicago Concerts and Celebrations for Juneteenth 2021

Many have their Juneteenth parades and celebrations all ready to go, but if you’re on the hunt for some plans, consider attending one of these six unique events.

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Live Music is Back For 2021… Here’s Everything We Know.

After a long year away, live music is returning to the Chicago area. So watch this space, where we'll collect all the new season announcements that you won't want to miss!

19 African American Composers to Celebrate on Juneteenth (and Every Day of the Year)

Though African Americans have faced oppression throughout American history and the arts, Black composers' contributions to music have been nothing short of history-changing.

After 18+ Months, Muti Will Return To Chicago To Kick Off 2021-22 CSO Season

Riccardo Muti will return to Chicago this September to launch the 2021-22 CSO season, his first stint conducting the CSO in Symphony Center since February 2020.

A Walking Tour of 12 LGBTQ+ Artists Whose Legacies Are on Display in Chicago

In the Lakeview Neighborhood, the Legacy Walk, a series of ten 25-foot pylons, recognizes influential figures across genders, races, and fields.

NY Philharmonic to resume subscription performance Sept. 17

Following a historic 18-month gap, the NY Phil will present a shortened schedule in a season shifted from Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall while the orchestra's home is remodeled.

Famous German boys’ choir to add separate choir for girls

One of Germany's most famous Catholic boys' choirs plans to establish a separate choral group for girls for the first time in its more than 1,000-year history.

Grant Park Music Festival Announces Full Capacity for Entire Season

In conjunction with Chicago's ongoing reopening, the Grant Park Music Festival will offer full-capacity seating for its entire 2021 season.

Chicago Sinfonietta ‘Revels’ in 2021-22 Returns to Live Concerts

The Chicago Sinfonietta has over 30 years of experience making classical music relevant, accessible, and reflective of Chicago’s diverse communities. This season, the orchestra is tackling diversity through the lens of joy.

Vinyl records surge during pandemic, keeping sales spinning

Music lovers sent vinyl record sales soaring during the pandemic, giving retailers something to cheer on Record Store Day: Saturday, June 12.

Watch WFMT’s Latest Classical Conversations With Jessie Montgomery

"Whenever people buy a ticket to a concert, they're committing to a shared experience..." composer, violinist, and educator Jessie Montgomery reflects.

Music of the Baroque Is Back With Messiah, Mozart, Haydn for 2021-22

Music of the Baroque today announced its plans for a 2021-22 season, the venerable Chicago area ensemble’s 51st.

Announcing the Grant Park Music Festival 2021 Broadcasts

With the Grant Park Music Festival’s long-awaited return to live programming in sight, WFMT is thrilled to resume the annual series of live radio broadcasts from the Pritzker Pavilion.

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