Locked out stagehands protest outside Metropolitan Opera
Locked out stagehands of the Metropolitan Opera protested the company amid a crowd of about 1,000 that rallied outside Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, criticizing the company for constructing sets for three of next season’s new productions at nonunion shops.
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Jim Mabie, Longtime WTTW-WFMT Trustee and Board Chair, Dies at 85
A noted Chicago businessman, philanthropist and civic leader who served as a WTTW and WFMT trustee for more than 20 years, Jim Mabie died Saturday surrounded by his family.
Muti: Pandemic year silenced culture, leaving world stunned
Conductor Riccardo Muti has once again reopened the Italian musical season in his adopted hometown of Ravenna after another — and if all goes well perhaps final — round of pandemic closures.
Ravinia Returns for 2021 Season
Ravinia Festival is back for 2021 for its 85th concert season, offering up a signature blend of classical, jazz, folk, and rock music performances.
Watch WFMT’s Classical Conversations With Marin Alsop
One of the world's leading conductors, Marin Alsop was in 2020 appointed the principal conductor and curator of the Ravinia Festival. WFMT was honored to speak with the celebrated conductor in the latest installment of our Classical Conversations series.
Free Live Music Will Return To Grant Park Music Festival for 2021
The Grant Park Music Festival today announced its return to live music in a 2021 season, the festival’s first live performances since August 2019.
In Return to Stage, CSO To Welcome Audiences for Concerts in May, June
The CSO will return in May and June for a slate of performances, the orchestra's first since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
Chicago stages drive-through Wagner in underground garage
The production is called “Twilight: Gods" and comes a year after Lyric Opera's production of the complete Ring cycle was scuttled by the pandemic.
Al Schmitt, Grammy winning engineer and producer, dead at 91
Twenty-time Grammy winner Al Schmitt worked with everyone from Sam Cooke to Steely Dan to Frank Sinatra.
Mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig dies at 93
Ludwig, a renowned interpreter of Wagner, Mozart and Strauss who starred on the world’s great stages for four decades, had died at her home in Klosterneuburg, Austria.
‘A rose for love and a book forever’: Literature for Music Lovers on World Book Day
WFMT host Candice Agree has selected some of her favorite works of literature that have inspired musical compositions for you to enjoy on World Book Day.
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