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Friday, March 27, 2015, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced that Gustavo Dudamel has extended his contract as the orchestra’s music director through the 2021-22 season. The 34-year-old Venezuelan conductor and violinist made his LA Philharmonic debut in 2005. In 2007, the Philharmonic named Dudamel as its next music director, a position which he began with the beginning more... more...
Pianist Orion Weiss stops by the WFMT Levin Studio for a LIVE concert on Impromptu on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Orion Weiss last appeared at Symphony Center in 2012 with Emmanuel Ax as part of the Keys To The City Festival. His appearances at Symphony Center on Thursday, March 26 and Saturday, March 28 more... more...
To celebrate the 90th Birthday of Pierre Boulez, WFMT went backstage with musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to hear some of their favorite memories of working with this illustrious conductor, composer, and musician. Few know Boulez better than these musicians. Watch the video below to learn how working with Boulez impacted the players and more... more...
Today, WFMT celebrates composer, conductor, and musician Pierre Boulez on his 90th birthday. Boulez, who was recently awarded a 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, is one of the most influential figures in modern music. In addition to celebrating the music of Boulez with us on the air, enjoy three podcasts of Boulez in conversation at the WFMT more... more...
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A cycle of cantatas on the different parts of Christ’s crucified body could be a grisly affair, but is truly uplifting, writes conductor Harry Bicket Continue reading...
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Filling in for Midori, Christian Tezlaff brought a searching, ephemeral quality to his rendition of pieces by Bach and Bartók Continue reading...
In our weekly tout of the hottest shows just announced, book now to see Stephen Hawking lecture in Sydney, Germaine Greer talk art and gender, a controversial play about racial profiling, and classical music in paradiseContinue reading...
The father of a British man killed in the Alps air crash urges airlines to look after pilots "properly", saying the victims of the disaster should "never be forgotten".
Singapore is preparing to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew, with a funeral procession followed by a state funeral attended by world leaders.
All hospitals in England will provide "a truly seven-day NHS" by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron says.
On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, two Aurora...
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The Chicago Teachers Union is back at the bargaining table with the city and Chicago...
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