The springtime Jewish holiday of Passover is about liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. In this one-hour special, superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman shares Passover music from many traditions, plus songs and memories from his childhood in Israel. The program draws its shape from the Passover seder and, like that ancient family ritual, the music gets progressively giddier as the show …
WFMT brings you a live broadcast 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, or the WFMT …
An almost-live presentation of the annual Strauss concert by the Vienna Philharmonic in its venerable Musikverein. Andris Nelsons conducts.
Rich Warren plays listener requests and welcomes a live audience to Levin Studio to hear four stellar folk performers. An annual WFMT tradition.
A rebroadcast from WFMT’s late critic-at-large, in which he explores this lesser-known holiday repertory.
Gabriel Pierné’s charming Christmas choral work performed by musicians of the French Radio.
The illustrious violinist samples a great variety of music for the Jewish Festival of Lights.
The holiday festivities continue with delightful carols and anthems from a variety of religious traditions celebrating the birth of Christ. Join Peter DuBois for some Christmas cheer!
Winter holidays are celebrated around the world, and their music is wonderful to hear, regardless of which tradition you observe. Bill’s spirited selections hail from the British Isles, Paris, Mexico, Polynesia, and more. Turn on your radio, pour a cup of tea, cozy up to a warm fire, and enjoy the music!