Valuable Vinyl: Caring for Your Prized Classical LPs

5 industry leaders give you the tips you need to keep your record collection in mint condition for decades to come.

Watch an All-French Concert

Violinist Rannveig Marta Sarc & pianist Victor Asunción play Chaminade, Ravel, and Lili Boulanger.

QUIZ | Which Symphonic Master Are You?

Beethoven, Bach, Berlioz: who are you?


Chicago Opera Theater Announces Live, In-Person 2021-22 Season

From Carmen to Claus, learn what is in store for the next season of Chicago Opera Theater.

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Chicago Sinfonietta ‘Revels’ in 2021-22 Returns to Live Concerts

The Chicago Sinfonietta has over 30 years of experience making classical music relevant, accessible, and reflective of Chicago’s diverse communities. This season, the orchestra is tackling diversity through the lens of joy.

Vinyl records surge during pandemic, keeping sales spinning

Music lovers sent vinyl record sales soaring during the pandemic, giving retailers something to cheer on Record Store Day: Saturday, June 12.

Watch WFMT’s Latest Classical Conversations With Jessie Montgomery

"Whenever people buy a ticket to a concert, they're committing to a shared experience..." composer, violinist, and educator Jessie Montgomery reflects.

Music of the Baroque Is Back With Messiah, Mozart, Haydn for 2021-22

Music of the Baroque today announced its plans for a 2021-22 season, the venerable Chicago area ensemble’s 51st.

Announcing the Grant Park Music Festival 2021 Broadcasts

With the Grant Park Music Festival’s long-awaited return to live programming in sight, WFMT is thrilled to resume the annual series of live radio broadcasts from the Pritzker Pavilion.

CSO Musicians, Free Livestreams Open Rush Hour Concert 2021 Season

Rush Hour Concerts are a Chicago institution unto themselves, and they resume on June 1 at 5:45 pm.

La Scala announces 2021-22 season, with hope of fewer limits

Milan's famed Teatro alla Scala has announced a 2021-22 season of 13 operas, seven ballets and numerous concerts as Italy's most important theater looks toward a gradual removal of pandemic restrictions.

Religious leaders, artists honor George Floyd in concert

Religious leaders, musical guests, spoken word artists, and politicians gathered for a concert in Houston, the hometown of George Floyd, to commemorate the anniversary of his death.

LGBTQ Pride Month 2021 on WFMT

This LGBTQ Pride Month, WFMT honors the numerous LGBTQ artists and composers who have changed classical music for the better.

Memorial Day 2021 on WFMT

All weekend long, WFMT will be honoring Memorial Day in music. Check out these highlights that you won't want to miss.

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