The distinguished cellist looks back on his own career and on that of his father, bass-baritone Mack Harrell. A WFMT Radio Network special produced by Louise Frank.
Christine Goerke stars in the title role with soprano Waltraud Meier as Klytaemnestra, Simone Schneider as Chrysothemis, and tenor Norbert Ernst as Aegisth in this performance of Strauss’s gripping, one-act opera.
All day today, WFMT shares music in observance of Memorial Day. In the 1:00 pm hour, hear Randall Thompson’s The Testament of Freedom, performed by the New York Choral Society and Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. At 8:00 pm, join us for Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform J.S. Bach’s six cello suites live as a memorial for those we have lost in the pandemic and a tribute to the resilience of our communities.
Tenor Dmitry Korchak—one of the most exciting and sought-after voices of his generation and regarded as one of today’s best performers of bel canto repertoire—stars in the title role alongside soprano Olga Peretyatko and mezzo-soprano Gaëlle Arquez.
Star trumpeter Alison Balsom joins the venerable Music of the Baroque in concert.
Mozart: Symphony No. 36 (Linz)
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto
Haydn: Symphony No. 30 (Alleluia)
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 (Prague)
Dorothea Röschmann stars as the title character in this performance, which also features Charles Castronovo (Admeto) and Michael Nagy (High Priest of Apollo/Hercules). Antonello Manacorda conducts.
Under the baton of former Solti Conducting Apprentice Erina Yashima, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago — the nation’s leading training orchestra — performs Rachmaninoff’s timeless Symphony No. 2.
To mark the 75th anniversary of V-E Day, WFMT brings you Norman Corwin’s poetic masterpiece On a Note of Triumph, described by Carl Sandburg as “one of the all-time great American poems.” This acclaimed drama program aired live to an audience of 60 million Americans on the night of May 8, 1945, to mark the end of World War II …
WFMT brings you a rebroadcast of a live concert from Symphony Center as the Civic Orchestra of Chicago marks its 100th anniversary season with a Centennial Celebration Benefit Concert featuring Yo-Yo Ma and Civic Orchestra Principal Conductor Ken-David Masur. Hosted by WFMT’s Kerry Frumkin, the broadcast will feature music by Berlioz, Ravel, and Dvořák. Tune in at 98.7 FM, wfmt.com, …
Roman Carnival, by Hector Berlioz
La valse, by Maurice Ravel
Civic Orchestra of Chicago; Ken-David Masur, conductor
Cello Concerto, by Antonín Dvořák
Civic Orchestra of Chicago; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Ken-David Masur, conductor