New Year’s Eve with WFMT

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

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.

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.

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.

Carols as Home with the Imani Winds

Enjoy music and conversation with the pathbreaking ensemble Imani Winds.

VocalEssence: Welcome Christmas!

One of the premiere American vocal ensembles in concert.

Apollo’s Fire: Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain

A beloved program of Appalachian music for the holidays.

2023 St. Olaf Christmas Festival

A cherished holiday tradition.

Music and Conversation with Maria Schneider

Maria Schneider’s music blurs the lines between genres.

Miracle of Miracles: Music for Hanukkah

The vocal ensemble Chicago a cappella highlights the creativity and vitality of American Jewish musical traditions.

Candles Burning Brightly

A wealth of entertaining music, a hilarious lesson on how to prepare a classic Hanukkah dish, and a timeless and touching holiday story.

Music of the Baroque: Windy City

Wind and water are at the heart of Chicago’s identity; Dame Jane Glover leads a program inspired by our hometown.

Maria Callas: The Enduring Icon

A special program to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of “La Divina.”

A Chicagoland Holiday Preview

A roundup of select concerts for the holiday season.

Montgomery and the Blacknificent 7

Jessie Montgomery, Carlos Simon, and Jasmine Barnes join WFMT to preview the season premiere of CSO MusicNOW.

Music of the Baroque: Viva Vivaldi!

The Music of the Baroque Chorus & Orchestra is conducted by Nicholas Kraemer and is joined by violinists Gina DiBello, Kathleen Brauer, and Kevin Case, as well as Brandon Acker on the lute.

Music and Conversation with Miloš

An interview with one of the world’s most celebrated classical guitarists on the release of his new album, Baroque.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Muti & Fischer

Julia Fischer performs Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto.

Cheryl Frazes Hill on Margaret Hillis

Hillis was the first woman to regularly conduct a major symphony orchestra, she was the founder of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and served for thirty-seven years as its first director, winning nine Grammy Awards.

Music and Conversation with Jeremy Denk

An interview with the pianist and author, including a listener’s guide to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor.

Music of the Baroque

Dame Jane Glover leads the chorus and orchestra in Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Requiem.

Apollo’s Fire: The 2023-34 Windy City Series

The Cleveland-based baroque orchestra shares its new program, a sequel to their popular Sugarloaf Mountain: An Appalachian Gathering.

Music and Conversation with Simone Dinnerstein

A conversation with the distinctive American pianist.

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