LGBTQ Pride Month 2021 on WFMT


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This LGBTQ Pride Month, WFMT honors the numerous LGBTQ artists and composers who have changed classical music for the better. On air, we’ll underscore these important figures like Aaron Copland, Marin Alsop, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and more. Look below to peruse our programming highlights for the month.

Saturday, June 5

A scene from Britten’s Billy Budd (Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Other selections include:

Marin Alsop

Tuesday, June 8
Sunday, June 13
  • 6:35 pm: Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings was written for his creative and life partner, tenor Peter Pears, who appears on this recording, with Britten himself conducting.
  • 7:00 pm: Dame Ethel Smyth‘s Serenade in D
Monday, June 14

Maurice Ravel

Saturday, June 19
Sunday, June 20
Sunday, June 27

Keep the celebration going with our sister station, WTTW — Chicago PBS.
See their LGBTQ Pride Month programming here!