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.

Music and Conversation with Osvaldo Golijov

A conversation with the Grammy award-winning Argentine composer.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 2023-24 Season

A preview of the upcoming season with music director Ken-David Masur and the orchestra’s new artistic partner, bass-baritone Dashon Burton.

Music and Conversation with Joshua Bell

The acclaimed violinist comes to WFMT to discuss his role as director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and to share his new album—the “Butterfly Lovers” Concerto.

Music and Conversation with Mary Elizabeth Bowden

An interview with the entrepreneurial classical trumpeter, who has worked to establish new trumpet repertoire collaborations and commissions.

Argentina and Roots of European Baroque with Rubén Dubrovsky

Rubén Dubrovsky traces the popular dances of the European Baroque back to Latin American and African roots.

Valentina Peleggi

In a performance from June 29, 2023, Valentina Peleggi conducts music by Valerie Coleman, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Stewart Goodyear appears.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Live from Ravinia

Opening night of CSO’s annual summer residency at Ravinia features Marin Alsop leading the chorus and orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

The Four Seasons with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Vadim Gluzman

Renowned Chicago-area violinist Vadim Gluzman joins the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to perform Vivaldi’s landmark Four Seasons in this performance from August 2022.

Secret Byrd

Performances marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Byrd, a Catholic at the pinnacle of the musical world of Protestant England.


In honor of Independence Day and Canada Day, host Peter DuBois delves into recordings of sacred choral and organ music celebrating the musical traditions of each country.

Live from Millennium Park: CSO Concert for Chicago

Celebrate Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti’s remarkable tenure with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at this free concert in Millennium Park.

Juneteenth: Remembrance and Celebration

A special program commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans

Father’s Day Requests

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

Trinity Sunday & Juneteenth

Music on Trinitarian themes and music to acknowledge the celebration of Juneteenth.