Born To Live (07/06/1962)

An award-winning and longtime New Year’s broadcast tradition.

Minnesota Orchestra New Year’s Celebration

Welcoming 2024 with Bernstein’s effervescent Overture to Candide and the luxuriant storytelling of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade in a program conducted by Chicago Sinfonietta music director Mei-Ann Chen.

The 2024 Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert (Rebroadcast)

The famed Vienna Philharmonic offers “a greeting of hope, friendship, and peace” in its annual New Year’s Day concert.

The 2024 Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert

The famed Vienna Philharmonic offers “a greeting of hope, friendship, and peace” in its annual New Year’s Day concert.

New Year’s Eve with WFMT

Ring in the new year with the WFMT voices you know and love.


Joyous music of the season continues this week on With Heart and Voice, as Peter DuBois shares choral and organ favorites, both old and new, even as we look forward to the New Year!

Ring in The New!

Reflect on 2023 and look ahead with songs about bells, rings, endings, beginnings. Plus, an hour of NYE party highlights.

“New Year’s Steve” Live from WFMT

In memory of irrepressible Chicago folk icon Steve Goodman, it’s a high-spirited hootenanny and sing-along of his best-loved songs.

2023 In Memoriam

A tribute to artists we lost in 2023, including Grace Bumbry, Renata Scotto, James Bowman, and Thomas Wikman.

Winter Holiday Playlist

A selection of winter-themed highlights from the New York Philharmonic’s storied discography.

Ave Atque Vale: Hail & Farewell

As we near the close of 2023, we remember the life and work of some of the classical artists who died this past year, each of whom, in his or her own way, was dedicated to the performance and diffusion of early music: Maurice Bourgue, Grace Bumbry, Ingrid Haebler, Humbert Lucarelli, Thomas Stacy, and Thomas Wikman. We laud them tonight …

Kwanzaa Stories with LaRob K. Rafael

On each of the seven days of Kwanzaa, LaRob K. Rafael shares a reflection and a piece of music that exemplifies one of Kwanzaa’s seven principles.

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Choral and Brass Concert

Enjoy this festive celebration brimming with beautiful music for the season.

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

We take you to Paris for a live performance of this perennial favorite.

Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759)

GF Handel, born the same year as JS Bach and Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti — 1685 — had a distinct sound that married his German roots with his new country of England. We’ll have a weeklong look at the life and music of England’s most celebrated German composer. Since the Baroque era, many of his works are played every year since …

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Encore Presentation

Enjoy an encore presentation of this Christmas Eve tradition, broadcast live from the Chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England, earlier today. Download the Festival of Nine Lessons 2023 Order of Service.

Handel Messiah & Tchaikovsky Nutcracker

Holiday music conducted by Sir Georg Solti and Fritz Reiner.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Live

A beloved Christmas Eve tradition, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols sets a tone for Christmas Eve both contemplative and celebratory.

Advent 4/Christmas

As we prepare for the eve of Christmas, we’ll begin with music for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, and move to music to celebrate the arrival of the Christ Child on this edition of With Heart and Voice. Tune in as Peter DuBois shares sacred choral and organ treasures of the season.

Merry Midnight Special Christmas!

Traditional songs, Dylan Thomas’s “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Bohola, other musical Christmas gifts, and a bit of seasonal nonsense.

“Voices of Winter” from the Archives

Time cannot dim the appeal of close friends in close harmony. Herdman, Hills and Mangsen brought their quintessential holiday repertoire “Voices of Winter” to Folkstage in December 2000.

Classical Christmas in Latin America

Fiesta celebrates the season with a brand-new recording of Jose Mauricio de Nunes Garcia monumental mass entitled “Missa de Nossa Senhora da Conceição”.

Christmas Memories (12/22/1961)

Tonight’s presentation of “Christmas Memories” with Studs Terkel brims with voices and memories of childhood Christmases from long ago. Studs first offered this special program on WFMT in 1961, and this is our annual rebroadcast of that perennial favorite.

Masaaki Suzuki Conducts Handel’s Messiah

A performance of one of the season’s musical crown jewels, Handel’s Messiah.

Holiday Music Around the World

Kristina and LaRob explore how the holidays sound all over the world. Enjoy Christmas (and other holiday) Music from Africa, Spain, and even the Philippines!

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