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Juneteenth: Remembrance and Celebration

June 19, 2023, 10:00 pm

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Black Liberation African American Flag. Pan-African flag

A special program commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans



William Grant Still: And They Lynched Him on a Tree: No. 6 They Left Him Hanging
VocalEssence Ensemble Singers & Orchestra

William Grant Still: Darker America
American Symphony Orchestra

Margaret Bonds: The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Darryl Taylor, tenor; Maria Corley, piano

Undine Smith Moore: Before I’d Be a Slave
Maria Corley, piano


George Walker: Folk Songs for Orchestra I. Going to lay down my sword and shield
Cleveland Chamber Symphony

Regina Harris Baiocchi: ‘Hold Out for Joy’
Picasso Ensemble

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: African Suite: Danse Nègre
London Symphony Orchestra

Adolphus Hailstork: ‘Shout for Joy’
The Aeolians

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Father’s Day Requests

June 18, 2023, 12:00 pm

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Celebrate Father’s Day with WFMT. Honor the father or father figure in your life with a spoken dedication and musical request.

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Season Finale: Music and Conversation with Randall Goosby

June 7, 2023, 8:00 pm

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Violinist Randall Goosby sits with his instrument on a black couch against a tan background

The American violinist comes to WFMT to share his new album—a collaboration with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra that showcases violin concertos by Max Bruch and Florence Price.


All selections feature violinist Randall Goosby.

Florence Price: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D
I. Tempo moderato
Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

William Grant Still: Suite for Violin and Piano
II. Mother and Child
Zhu Wang, piano

Xavier Foley: Shelter Island
Xavier Foley, double bass

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26
III. Finale: Allegro energico
Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Price (rr. Jim Gray): Adoration 
Price: Violin Concerto No. 2
Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

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War Letters

May 29, 2023, 8:00 pm

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For this Memorial Day, Live From WFMT presents War Letters, an award-winning documentary WFMT created in 2001. The program was inspired by Andrew Carroll’s bestseller, War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars. Pulitzer prize-winning author Studs Terkel joins WFMT’s Lisa Flynn to share the most personal remembrances of war: letters sent home from the front by American soldiers, all of …

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Memorial in Song with John Brancy and Peter Dugan

May 27, 2023, 4:00 pm

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John Brancy and Peter Dugan

A program for Memorial Day to honor those whose lives have been forever changed by war, including songs written by composers and poets who were soldiers themselves.


*Indicates a composer who served in WWI

Oley Speaks: “When the Boys Come Home”
Ralph Vaughan Williams*: “Youth and Love” from Songs of Travel
George Butterworth*: “The Lads in Their Hundreds” from A Shropshire Lad
Igor Novello* (arr. Dugan/Brancy): “Keep the Homefires Burning”
Walter Donaldson (arr. Dugan/Brancy): “My Buddy”
Wilfred Sanderson: “God Be with Our Boys Tonight”
Charles Ives: “Tom Sails Away”
Leonardo Dugan: “In Flanders Fields”
Maurice Ravel*: Toccata from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Claude Debussy: “Noel des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons”
Sergei Rachmaninoff: “How fair this spot”
Sergei Rachmaninoff: “Spring Waters”
Irving Berlin*: “Goodbye France”
Trad. (arr. Dugan/Brancy): “Danny Boy”