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Lynn Harrell: Songs My Father Taught Me

June 21, 2020, 6:00 pm

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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.

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Vienna State Opera | Strauss’s ‘Elektra’

May 30, 2020, 12:00 pm

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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.

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Music for Memorial Day

May 25, 2020, 2:00 am

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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.

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Vienna State Opera | Offenbach’s ‘Tales of Hoffmann’

May 23, 2020, 12:00 pm

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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.

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Alison Balsom and Music of the Baroque

May 17, 2020, 3:00 pm

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Star trumpeter Alison Balsom joins the venerable Music of the Baroque in concert.

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Mozart: Symphony No. 36 (Linz)

Haydn: Trumpet Concerto

Haydn: Symphony No. 30 (Alleluia)

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 (Prague)

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Bavarian State Opera | Gluck’s ‘Alceste’

May 16, 2020, 12:00 pm

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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.

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Norman Corwin: ‘On a Note of Triumph’

May 8, 2020, 11:00 pm

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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 …

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Civic Orchestra Centennial with Yo-Yo Ma & Ken-David Masur (Rebroadcast)

May 4, 2020, 8:00 pm

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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, …

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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