Live Music is Back For 2021… Here’s Everything We Know.

We’re collecting every exciting season announcement!

WFMT Welcomes Next Music Director

He's a broadcaster, vocal performer, and avid concertgoer. And now, he's also WFMT's music director.

Watch an All-French Concert

Music by Chaminade, Ravel, and Lili Boulanger.


Bass-Baritone Ryan Speedo Green Ready for Operatic Stardom

This Met Opera season alone has been an impressive run of roles for Ryan Speedo Green, whose bass-baritone voice and charismatic stage presence unfailingly impress critics and audiences.

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From the Composer’s Studio: A Conversation with Missy Mazzoli and Jessie Montgomery (VIDEO)

From the Composer’s Studio invites you to hear Missy Mazzoli and Jessie Montgomery, two of today’s most celebrated composers, provide a glimpse into their work. Enjoy this insightful, lively discussion co-produced by the CSOA and WFMT.

Chilling Concerts: 4 Performance Hall Hauntings In and Around Chicago

As Halloween creeps closer and closer… so do the ghosts. Let’s take a look at some haunted music venues that you can visit in and around Chicago.

Honoring Your Ancestors: 6 Chicago Celebrations for Día de los Muertos

Celebrated from October 31 to November 2, the holiday honors loved ones who have died and is an intergenerational coming together of families. Find some of the many offerings Chicago has to offer to celebrate these days of remembrance.

Fleming, Nézet-Séguin Release Recording on Climate Change

Renée Fleming and conductor and pianist Yannick Nézet-Séguin brainstormed on songs they could perform together at a piano.

Steve Martin Inducts WFMT Favorite Jens Kruger Into American Banjo Hall of Fame

Known for his inventive, hard-to-categorize musical style of composition and performance, banjoist Jens Kruger has been inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame.

Legendary Conductor Bernard Haitink Has Died, Age 92

Haitink took the podium at many of the premiere concert halls in the world and forged, among others, a creative partnership with the CSO, where he served as principal conductor from 2006 to 2010.

Comical Chats: Stream 10 Hilarious Studs Conversations With Top Comedians & Humorists

Never were Studs Terkel's legendary gregariousness, curiosity, and generosity more evident on-air than when a comedian, comic actor, or humorist stopped by the studio.

Canadian Wins 18th Chopin International Piano Competition

Pianist Bruce Xiaoyu Liu of Canada joins a pantheon of winners including Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, and Seong-Jin Cho.

Anna Netrebko needs shoulder surgery, cancels performances

Soprano Anna Netrebko needs shoulder surgery and has canceled performances in Verdi's Nabucco at the Vienna State Opera.

12 pianists in final stage of prestigious Chopin competition

Twelve pianists from around the world have been admitted to the final stage of the 18th edition of the prestigious Frederic Chopin piano competition, reputed for launching world careers for its winners and finalists.

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