A fall-friendly playlist selected by WFMT hosts and staff.
Oct. 3, noon: Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman viewed spirituals as beacons for freedom.
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On any given day, Chicago plays host to so much great music that it can be hard to keep track of! Luckily, we're here to help you stay on top of the many exciting offerings this city has to offer.
Pharoah Sanders, influential jazz saxophonist, dies at 81
Sanders, who launched his career playing alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s, died in Los Angeles early Saturday.
Early Streisand nightclub recording remastered for release
The performances were intended to become Barbra Streisand's first album, but instead many of the songs were redone and released as her Grammy-winning self-titled debut album in 1963.
Bargain hunter scores 700-year-old medieval times document
Instead of a kitchen appliance, Will Sideri stumbled upon a framed document hanging on a wall. It had elaborate script in Latin, along with musical notes and gold flourishes. A sticker said 1285 AD.
Musical Tails: 6 Composers Who Wrote Music for Pets
Meet the incredible pets who inspired some of our favorite music!
Video: James Conlon & Johnny Gandelsman Reflect on Music of the Holocaust
WFMT interviews conductor James Conlon, a tireless advocate for composers silenced by the Nazi regime, and musician Johnny Gandelsman, who produced the soundtrack to 'The US and the Holocaust.'
Elton John to perform at White House on Friday
The audience will include teachers, nurses, students, gay rights advocates and others.
Music for Her Majesty: Important Musical Moments in the Life of Queen Elizabeth II of England
Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. In memoriam, we take a look at the royal monarch's life through a musical lens...
‘The Phantom of the Opera’ to close on Broadway next year
Broadway's longest-running show is scheduled to close in February 2023, less than a month after its 35th anniversary.
In 35th Season, Chicago Sinfonietta Looks At What’s ‘Next’
A dynamic balance of intensity and optimism holds true throughout the season, which features such program titles as Next, Boundless, and Unapologetic.
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