Music of the Baroque: Montero Plays Mozart

The Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero is featured in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in a program from January 2021.

Black Music Spotlight (2/13-2/17)

Every weekday morning in February, WFMT host LaRob K. Rafael will present and introduce a piece by a Black musician or composer.

Music and Conversation with Riccardo Muti

Maestro Riccardo Muti reflects on his time as CSO Music Director and discusses performances to come in 2023.

Zlatomir Fung & Benjamin Hochman

Zlatomir Fung, the first American in 40+ years to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, collaborates with the accomplished orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician Benjamin Hochman.

Black Music Spotlight (2/6-2/10)

Every weekday morning in February, WFMT host LaRob K. Rafael will present and introduce a piece by a Black musician or composer.

Cuarteto Latinoamericano

The renowned string quartet performs works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Gabriela Ortiz, Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Gardel, and Francisco Mignone.

Black Music Spotlight (2/1-2/3)

Every weekday morning in February, WFMT host LaRob K. Rafael will present and introduce a piece by a Black musician or composer.

Rediscovered Composers

A rare opportunity to hear Margaret Bonds’s Montgomery Variations. Composed in 1964 and dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr., the work is based on events and ideas in the Civil Rights Movement.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s DuSable to Obama

A conversation with composer Orbert Davis on his soundtrack for the critically acclaimed television documentary DuSable to Obama performed by Chicago Jazz Philharmonic.

Music of the Baroque & Reginald Mobley

An a cappella anthem, an English dance suite, and the high-spirited Brandenburg Concerto No. 4!

Music and Conversation with Adolphus Hailstork

The renowned composer, pianist, and conductor joins host LaRob K. Rafael to discuss essential works, including two inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Music and Conversation with Blake-Anthony Johnson

Chicago Sinfonietta CEO Blake-Anthony Johnson previews upcoming performances and discusses the orchestra’s move to the Auditorium Theatre

Civic Orchestra and Ryan Opera Center

Ring in the New Year with a performance that celebrates remarkable emerging artists in Chicago!

New Year’s Day in Vienna

Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in the annual concert of lively and nostalgic music from the vast repertoire of the family of Johann Strauss and their contemporaries.

A New Year’s Eve Folkstage Farewell to Rich Warren

Founder and host of Folkstage since 1999, Rich Warren gives his final sign-off from WFMT, concluding an iconic career in radio that spans seven decades.

A Polish Christmas with Lira Ensemble

An introduction to Kolęda, or “grand” carols, and “shepherd” carols, plus Witold Lutosławski’s Twenty Polish Carols performed by the Lira Ensemble.

The Rose Ensemble in Concert: Slavic Wonders

Holiday gems from the libraries and monasteries of Krakow, Prague, and Moscow. Hosted by Jordan Sramek, founder of The Rose Ensemble, and Minnesota Public Radio’s Thomas Crann.

WDR Radio Choir and Orchestra: Peace on Earth

A holiday pops concert from the WDR Radio Choir and Orchestra with tenor Paul Phoenix, conducted by Fawzi Haimor.

Ballad of the Brown King and Other Music for Christmas by Black Composers

Dr. Louise Toppin hosts this special hourlong exploration of Christmas repertoire by Black composers, including Margaret Bonds’s The Ballad of the Brown King.

Music of the Baroque Holiday Choral & Brass Concert

The 2021 Music of the Baroque Holiday Choral and Brass concert conducted by Andrew Megill.

BBC Singers 2022 Christmas Concert

Owain Park conducts a program of music for the season predominantly composed by women, including Hildegard von Bingen, Kerensa Briggs, and Cecilia McDowall.

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio from Radio France

A performance of the first three cantatas of the Christmas Oratorio, recorded live from Radio France, Paris on December 15, 2022.

With Heart and Voice | A Christmas Celebration

Sacred organ and choral music for the day.

A Midnight Special Christmas

Marilyn Rea Beyer celebrates Christmas in a festive Midnight Special.

St Olaf 2022 Christmas Festival: Promise of Peace

Featuring 500 student musicians and five conductors, recorded in Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis.