WFMT Sponsored Events

WFMT is the proud sponsor of the following concerts and events; click on each organization’s name to visit individual web sites for additional information:


Music of the Baroque (312) 551-1414
Bach’s Mass in B Minor
Written across two decades and completed in Bach’s final years, the Mass in B Minor is the glorious summation of an extraordinary musical life. Jane Glover leads the chorus, orchestra, and a roster of top-notch Bach soloists in one of the greatest creative achievements of all time. Soloists: Yulia Van Doren, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, soprano; Jonas Hacker, tenor; and Tyler Duncan, baritone.
September 14, 2019 / 7:30 PM / Harris Theater Chicago, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago
September 15, 2019 / 3 PM / North Shore Ctr. for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie


Symphony Center Presents Orchestra Series (312)-294-3000
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
The illustrious Montreal Symphony Orchestra returns with music director Kent Nagano for a program of works featuring by Bartók Concerto for Orchestra and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 (Classical). Electrifying pianist Denis Matsuev joins for Rachmaninov’s exquisite, well-loved Rhapsody. “Nagano’s conducting was a model of taut rhythmic definition, athleticism and atmosphere…the Montreal musicians were at the world-class top of their game” (Chicago Tribune).
October 15, 2019 / 7:30 PM /Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago


Symphony Center Presents Orchestra Series (312) 294-3000
Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, “the greatest generator of energy on the international podium” (The Financial Times), and “a Brucknerian to be reckoned with” (MusicWeb International), brings his Montreal ensemble to Symphony Center for a performance of the Bruckner’s’s stirring Symphony No. 4 (Romantic). A mezzo-soprano of “flawless virtuosity” and “glowing beauty of tone” (The Daily Telegraph), Joyce DiDonato performs two of Mozart’s most famous arias:”Ch’io mi scordi di te? … Non temer, amato bene” and “Parto Parto” from La clemenza di Tito.
November 19, 2019 / 7:30 PM /Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago


College of DuPage (630) 942-4000
New Philharmonic Orchestra: The Merry Widow
So many men, so little time. Hanna Glawari has all the money to save the bankrupt country of Pontevedro and all the eligible bachelors in Paris, but what she really wants is her long-lost love. Count Danilo, forbidden to wed Hanna when they were childhood sweethearts, has been charged with saving Pontevedro, but Hanna’s recent widow’s fortune has turned the tables. The most ravishing of operettas concludes with a party a la Café de Maxim’s complete with dancing girls. Sung in English. Kirk Muspratt conducts New Philharmonic and Alisa Jordheim stars as Hanna.
January 24, 2020 / 7:30 PM /McAninich Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn
January 25, 2020 / 7:30 PM /McAninich Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn
January 26, 2020 / 3 PM / McAninich Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn


Symphony Center Presents Orchestra Series (312) 294-3000
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra
The NFM Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra has been growing in international acclaim since the opening of its new concert hall—Poland’s National Forum of Music—and the appointment of music director Giancarlo Guerrero, “an authoritative conductor with confidence and flair” (Seen and Heard International). They’ll perform Brahms’ sublime First Symphony and Lutosławski’s Symphonic Variations, along with Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski.
January 25, 2020 / 7:30 PM /Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago


Music of the Baroque (312) 551-1414
Alison Balsom Plays Haydn
Trumpet sensation Alison Balsom wields her “alluring, expressive tone and agile technique” (New York Times) in Haydn’s beloved trumpet concerto. Mozart’s innovative Linz and Prague symphonies and Haydn’s uplifting Alleluia symphony complete this Classical showcase in honor of Mozart’s birthday.
January 25, 2020 / 7:30 PM / Harris Theater Chicago, 205 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago
January 26, 2020 / 7:30 PM / North Shore Ctr. for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie