Maestro’s Choice | Bernard Haitink conducts Shostakovich’s Fourth

The CSO’s former principal conductor leads a program of works by Poulenc and Shostakovich. 8:00 pm.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center | Hungarian Origins

Works by Ligeti, Bartók, and Dohnányi. 10:00 pm.

All Aboard! Your Musical Voyage Awaits [Playlist]

With all our travel plans pretty much on hold, here's a musical getaway, with music inspired by faraway lands and travel itself!


Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and the soundtracks such as classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables,” has died.

Celebrating the New American Canon [PLAYLIST]

We all love Sousa, Gershwin, and Copland. But what about the new(er) entrants to the canon of American classical composers? This Independence Day, we’ve compiled a playlist of just some of the vanguard voices redefining what American classical music sounds like.

July 2020: Classical Livestream Planner

Even though in-person concerts have been suspended, many talented artists and ensembles are committed to sharing stunning music through the internet. Here’s a guide to some upcoming classical livestreams you should add to your calendar!

Have a Happy, Musical, and Safe Holiday With These 9 Chicago Performances

Just because we can't gather in person, it doesn't mean the weekend won't be fun and music-filled! Here are nine musical events (most of them virtual), that will provide a great soundtrack for your celebrations.

This Chicago Program is Helping Young Musicians of Color Break Barriers. Here’s How to Audition.

As classical music organizations around the country are strategizing on how best to engage a race- and age-diverse audience, another important facet of diversity needs to be addressed: not just of the people in the audience, but also of the people onstage. A September 2016 report from the League of American Orchestras indicates just how far US classical music organizations ...

20 Electrifying Classical Music Fireworks to Set Off This Holiday Weekend [PLAYLIST]

With many of the major annual fireworks displays on hold this year because of COVID-19, WFMT is bringing you the fire with a curated playlist of pyrotechnic music.

Remembering Don Mueller

The name Don Mueller may not have been well known to all listeners, but WFMT's former director of operations was indispensible in his 30 years at the station.

WFMT, CSO Extend Joint Series ‘From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice’ Into September

Featured in the eleven new programs is a wide array of music conducted by Muti, including selections by Bruckner, Berlioz, and Verdi. Additional programs are dedicated to performances conducted by Fritz Reiner, Pierre Boulez, and Bernard Haitink.

Standing On The Corner: Classical, Jazz, Hip-Hop & All Else

Though firmly avant-garde, Standing On The Corner's talents have earned them notoriety among mainstream acts. Now, the "post-genre" ensemble's distinctive musical palette has grown to include classical music.

Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until January

NEW YORK (AP) — The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again — until at least early January. Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through Jan. 3. Broadway theaters abruptly closed on March 12, knocking out all shows — including ...

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