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WFMT Classical Conversations with Marin Alsop

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Join WFMT for our Classical Conversation with one of the foremost conductors of our time, Marin Alsop on Thursday, April 29, at 12:30 pm central time. WFMT GM George Preston and Ms. Alsop will talk about her storied career, her innovative approach to programming and audience development, deep commitment to education, women as leaders in classical music and advocacy for …

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WFMT Classical Conversations with Denyce Graves

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Join WFMT for our first Classical Conversations with star mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves on Thursday, March 11th, at noon central time. WFMT GM George Preston and Ms. Graves will talk about her storied career, with many great Chicago performances, her thoughts on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the opera world, her relationship with the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and keeping …

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Free Livestream: Introductions in the Community with Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative

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A Chicago Music Pathways Initiative Fellow in performance What: Introductions in the Community Livestream with Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative Where: Stream for free on WFMT’s Facebook Page! When: Thursday, February 25, 6:00 pm WTTW and WFMT are committed to producing and presenting trusted, best-in-class content fueled by a distinctly Chicago sensibility. In the Spring of 2020, WFMT had planned to …

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Roll Call: Policing in Chicago’s Black Community, Then and Now

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Photo: Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival Join WFMT, WTTW, and Lyric Opera of Chicago for Roll Call: Policing in Chicago’s Black Community, Then and Now. This virtual conversation will focus on the evolving relationship between the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and Chicago’s Black community. Inspired by the Lyric Opera of Chicago premiere of the opera Blue and WTTW’s FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence digital series, the discussion will include Howard Saffold, …

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Free Livestream: Introductions in the Community with The People’s Music School

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Photo courtesy The People’s Music School What: Introductions in the Community Livestream with The People’s Music School Where: Stream for free on WFMT’s Facebook Page! When: Thursday, November 19, 6:00 pm WTTW and WFMT are committed to producing and presenting trusted, best-in-class content fueled by a distinctly Chicago sensibility. In the Spring of 2020, WFMT had planned to launch Introductions …

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Finland’s Savonlinna Opera Festival

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Maggie Clennon Reberg and Firebird Tours invite you to experience the culture of Sweden and Finland on a Scandinavian adventure that culminates in the renowned Savonlinna Opera Festival.

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Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition Finals

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Discover a rising classical music star in the making at the Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition! This year’s competition, emceed by WFMT host and producer Michael San Gabino, will feature four young finalists, all string musicians, as they perform works by Sibelius, Koussevitsky, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky accompanied by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. The winner will have …