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

We’re collecting every exciting season announcement!

QUIZ | Which Symphonic Master Are You?

Beethoven, Bach, Berlioz: who are you?

Some Sublime Schubert from Duo Tal & Groethuysen [Video]

The duo shares one of the staples of the piano four-hands repertoire.


VIDEO | Pianist Julia Hamos Plays Clara Schumann, Chopin, & Ravel

On a warm summer day, pianist Julia Hamos treated WFMT audiences to a treat: a live recital from the Chicago Cultural Center.

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Music, Fable, and Batman: Why Beethoven’s Story Makes for a Perfect Comic Book

WFMT sits down with the two writers of The Final Symphony: A Beethoven Anthology a comic book collection inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Met Opera stagehands to return to work after lockout

Stagehands at the Metropolitan Opera planned to return to work Wednesday after recommending their union ratify a new labor contract negotiated following a lockout that started last year.

QUIZ | Could You Be Mahler’s BFF?

Answer a few questions about Gustav Mahler's life and we'll tell you whether you could be best buds!

From WTTW: 2021 Chicago Summer Festival Guide

As Chicago continues its emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic, residents can look forward to a relatively normal summer.

Backstage at the Grant Park Music Festival, WFMT Catches Up With Christopher Bell

Ahead of the season premiere of the 2021 Grant Park Music Festival, WFMT met up with chorus director Christopher Bell, who reflects on returning to live music, previews the opening Independence Day Salute, and talks about a summer of great music to come.

Born to Conduct: Film charts Met music director’s ascent

A new documentary charts the rise of Metropolitan Opera Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin from a school stage to chief conductor at one of the world’s great opera houses.

QUIZ | Match the Patriotic American Song to Its Composer

The United States has no shortage of patriotic music, and each piece has its own fascinating history. How knowledgeable are you about the sounds of America?

Chicago Phil ‘Rejoices’ in Return for 2021-22 Season

The ensemble’s return to live performance features four programs which all will be conducted by artistic director and principal conductor Scott Speck.

Bruce Springsteen marks the return of live shows on Broadway

Bruce Springsteen reprises his Broadway show for a summer run, another sign of live entertainment's rebirth after a 15-month pause because of COVID-19.

Terell Johnson on Extending the ‘Great Path’ of the Chicago Phil

Johnson, the incoming director of the Chicago Phil, reflects that he "can't stress enough how important it is to champion those voices that haven't been heard."

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