Midori Named Artistic Director of Ravinia’s Piano & Strings Training Program

Midori will succeed Miriam Fried, who's led the program for the past 30 years.

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Hear Kristin Chenoweth’s Operatic Version of the ‘Game of Thrones’ Theme Song

The Broadway star — who got her start in opera — shared her operatic talents on a recent episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' performing her own unique rendition of the theme song to 'Game of Thrones.'

Oliver Sacks-Inspired Concerto, ‘Five Hallucinations,’ Has Windy City World Premiere

"That phrase just runs through and through your head and you cannot get it out. It occupies their entire field of vision, that sentence."

Listen to a Dramatic Reading of Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili’s Artist Bio To End All Artist Bios

If you’re a music lover, you’ve likely read your fair share of artist biographies in program notes, liner notes, or artist websites. But you’ve never read an artist bio quite like Khatia Buniatishvili’s, which contains choice lines such as, “nothing can be imposed on this young lady of the air whose wing-beats pollinate works and who sprinkles a musical cloud ...

Register Now to Visit the WFMT Archives October 6-8, 2016 During Chicago Open Archives

The Chicago Area Archivists (CAA) is hosting its second annual Chicago Open Archives event this weekend. From October 6-8, 2016, over thirty local archives, research centers, and other institutions will open their doors to let the public explore their holdings, and to engage with local archivists, researchers, librarians, and curators. WFMT is proud to be included among the many institutions ...

New Yorker Illustrator Tom Bachtell Talks Trump, Clinton, and Obama

Even if you don’t know the name Tom Bachtell, you know his work. For over 20 years, the Chicago-based illustrator has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker, which includes his drawings and caricatures in “The Talk of the Town” each week. You may also have seen Bachtell’s art in other publications including The New York Times, The Wall ...

Playlist: 15 Classical Works to Help You Fall into Fall

Need some music to help you warm up this fall? We've got the perfect soundtrack.

How Western Opera Changed Singing in Chinese Opera

If you have ever heard Peking opera, you might think that one of the only things this style of singing has in common with Western opera singing is that they both contain the word "opera."

Video: How A 440 Became Standard Concert Pitch

Surprisingly, Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood is at the center of this musical standard.

Playlist: 10 Lesser-Known Violin Concertos You Should Hear Right Now

For every cherished Beethoven or Tchaikovsky violin concerto, there's a concerto by Szymanowski or a Berwald that deserves some more love!

Is Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D “Unplayable”? Violinist Jennifer Koh Explains…

Violinist Jennifer Koh on what makes this piece such an enduring favorite, her own journey with the piece, and why the concerto was once considered “unplayable.”

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