Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center | Romantic Sonorities

Lush and passionate chamber works by two late-Romantic period composers: Nikolai Myaskovsky and Ernst von Dohnanyi. 10:00 pm.

Classical Music to Help You Brave the Winter, Selected by WFMT

Escape the cold of winter with this warming playlist!

Some Sublime Schubert from Duo Tal & Groethuysen [Video]

The duo shares one of the staples of the piano four-hands repertoire.


11 Classical-Inspired Favorites from the Looney Tunes [Playlist]

Brilliant animation and slapstick humor certainly define the Looney Tunes, but it is impossible to imagine the images on screen without classical music. Emmy-winning conductor George Daugherty shares the inspiration behind the live program "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony," now celebrating its 30th anniversary.

MLK, Mahler, Making Community with the Chicago Sinfonietta

The Chicago Sinfonietta's longstanding mission of bringing communities and people together through the symphonic experience takes center stage this weekend with the Sinfonietta’s annual tribute concert to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., featuring orchestral settings of spirituals, folksongs, hip hop, and Mahler's Ressurection Symphony.

Drinking, Dueling, and a Dragon? Huzzah!

It's Baroque opera, minus the sobriety. The serious operas of Handel and Gluck get the parody treatment in this excerpt from the 1737 opera The Dragon of Wantley performed by Haymarket Opera Company!

Hear a Recital of Dynamic Romantic-Era Violin Music [Video]

On January 15, violinist Stephen Kim and pianist Ilya Friedberg shared the Chicago Cultural Center stage for a concert of passionate, dynamic music by two romantic composers: Ernest Chausson and Johannes Brahms.

Some Sublime Schubert from Duo Tal & Groethuysen [Video]

Ahead of the esteemed duo's performance at UChicago Presents, Tal & Groethuysen, who first joined forces in 1985, visited WFMT for an Impromptu of piano four-hands music by Mozart, Schubert, Louis Théodore Gouvy.

Anna Moffo: 4 Videos that Spotlight the Brilliance of ‘La Bellissima’

Writing for The New York Times following her death in 2006, Anthony Tommasini explained that Anna Moffo “was beloved for her rosy voice, dramatic vulnerability and exceptional beauty.”

Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2020 Season

See what's in store for the Grant Park Music Festival 2020 season.

Hildur Guðnadóttir makes history at Globes, Elton John wins

“Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir made history by becoming the first woman in 19 years to win best original score at the Golden Globes. Guðnadóttir was the sole female nominee.

Rachel Barton Pine and Sylvia Pine help launch WFMT’s new family request program

What better way to inaugurate a program celebrating music for kids and families than by inviting a very musical family to perform — violinist Rachel Barton Pine and her 8-year-old daughter Sylvia Pine?

Decade in Review: The 2010s and Classical Music

The 2010s were a tumultuous decade, replete with astounding artistic highlights, superlative new voices, and watershed moments of reckoning. WFMT hosts and staff reflect on what the past decade brought for classical music, and what the new decade may have in store.

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