Renowned violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a night of Penderecki, Tchaikovsky, and Schumann. Sunday at 8:00 pm.
Producer who worked with Franklin recalls great performances
NEW YORK (AP) — When Ken Ehrlich, the longtime producer of the Grammys and other awards shows, worked with the Obama administration on a concert honoring women at the White House, first lady Michelle Obama laid down one rule. “You aren’t doing a tribute to women in my house without Aretha Franklin,” Ehrlich recalls Obama telling him. And so Franklin ...
‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died
DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul," has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.
Can music help your garden grow? We asked the experts.
We love music, but do plants? We asked the experts at the Chicago Botanic Garden if music can help our gardens grow.
A look at Thirsty Ears 2018, Chicago’s only classical music street festival
Last weekend, Access Contemporary Music presented its third annual Thirsty Ears Festival: Chicago’s only classical music street festival.
QUIZ | How much do you REALLY know about Leonard Bernstein?
Everybody loves Lenny, but how much do you really know about this prolific composer, pianist, conductor, and activist? Take our quiz to find out!
VIDEO | Mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges performs live in the WFMT studios
Mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges is known for her interpretations of classic and contemporary works, and she shared both with us live in the WFMT studios - including a world premiere!
QUIZ | See if you can match the composer to their day job
Making it as a musician is tricky — just ask these guys. All of these composers found ways to make ends meet, and some of them may surprise you!
At 70, violinist Pinchas Zukerman reflects on his life in music
Pinchas Zukerman around the time Isaac Stern brought him to New York to study at Juilliard, c. 1962 (Photo courtesy of the artist) Violinist, violist, conductor, music director, and educator Pinchas Zukerman celebrated his 70th birthday on July 16, 2018. Backstage at Ravinia, he spoke about his life in music and unwavering dedication to his craft with WFMT’s Louise Frank. ...
American Express and Pharrell Williams partner to back arts and music education in schools
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 8, 2018–Today, American Express (NYSE:AXP) and Pharrell Williams announced an expanded partnership and joint commitment to raise awareness and support to bring more arts education to schools nationwide. As part of the collaboration, American Express Platinum and Pharrell will host a fundraising event, called the Yellow Ball, with an all-star lineup of collaborators on September 10, at the Brooklyn Museum ...
Met Opera reaches deals with unions for singers, musicians
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera says it has reached labor agreements with two of its largest unions but has not said whether the deals will allow regular Sunday performances for the first time. Met spokesman Tim McKeough said Friday agreements were reached with the American Guild of Musical Artists, which represents principal singers, choristers and production personnel; and ...
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