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WFMT Classical Conversations: For the Left Hand

Thursday: Join WFMT for a free virtual conversation featuring pianist Norman Malone.  

WFMT at 70

A Q&A with WFMT’s general manager and music director.


Kennedy Center Honors back once more, Biden attends

Honorees include Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, opera singer Justino Diaz, and folk music legend Joni Mitchell.

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Discover What Makes Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nutcracker’ Sound Like Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice

Conductor Scott Speck, who leads the Chicago Philharmonic for performances of The Nutcracker with Joffrey Ballet, explained what makes Tchaikovsky’s score as addictive as your favorite holiday treats.

Opera’s Newest Voice: Meet Debra Lew Harder, the New Host of the Met Broadcasts

After nearly two years, Metropolitan Opera live broadcasts are back. With their revival comes the arrival of a new host: Debra Lew Harder.

WFMT at 70: A Q&A with WFMT’s General Manager and Music Director

As we look back on WFMT's 70th birthday, we sit down with George Preston and Oliver Camacho to discuss the commemorative celebration and their plans to kickstart the next 70 years of WFMT.

Nézet-Séguin to take 4 weeks off from conducting

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra, is taking a four-week sabbatical from conducting after a busy autumn and ahead of a challenging second half of the season.

Towering Musical Theater Master Stephen Sondheim Dies at 91

Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died.

Bass-Baritone Ryan Speedo Green Ready for Operatic Stardom

This Met Opera season alone has been an impressive run of roles for Ryan Speedo Green, whose bass-baritone voice and charismatic stage presence unfailingly impress critics and audiences.

7 Native American Musicians You Should Know

Meet seven Indigenous American musicians spanning genres (hip hop, punk, rock) and states (Illinois, California, Arizona).

Chicago Classical Music Makes A Strong Showing at 2021 Grammy Nominations

It's another great year for the city's classical music community with Chicago-born and based artists, producers, and engineers receiving recognition.

WATCH | Saxophonist Julian Velasco Wins Cedille Records Emerging Artist Competition

This past weekend, WFMT teamed up with Cedille Records to stream the finals of the venerable Chicago label's first-ever Emerging Artist Competition. Now, a winner has been named...

WFMT Joins Forces with Cedille to Share Stream of Emerging Artist Competition

The first such event in Cedille's history, the competition is being held in honor of the label's 30th anniversary. The first place artist will get to create a record that will be produced and released by Cedille.

Watch | J’Nai Bridges, Shawn Okpebholo Join WFMT for Bach to School Virtual Assembly

For this WFMT Bach to School Virtual Assembly, WFMT's George Preston welcomed mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges and composer Shawn Okpebholo to discuss J’Nai’s stunning Habanera from Carmen and Shawn’s composition "Oh Glory."

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