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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, …

Playlist

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

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Earth Day 2020: Stacy Garrop’s ‘Terra Nostra’

April 22, 2020, 8:00 pm

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This past February, Stephen Alltop led the Northwestern University Symphony, the Alice Millar Chapel Choir, the Evanston Children’s Choir, and soloists in Terra Nostra – Our Earth – by the acclaimed Chicago-based composer Stacy Garrop. This large-scale celebration of our planet, and the relationship between humankind and the natural world, uses poetry by Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Walt Whitman, and …

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A Musical Feast for Passover with Itzhak Perlman

April 13, 2020, 10:00 pm

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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 …

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A Musical Feast for Passover with Itzhak Perlman

April 9, 2020, 8:00 pm

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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 …