Renée Fleming’s advice for singers today

“We’re all different, our voices are different, our bodies are different, our temperaments,” says the superstar soprano.

88 Piano Pieces for Piano Month

It's National Piano Month, so here's a supersized playlist with one selection for each key on the keyboard.

Meet the new host of ‘The Midnight Special’

Marilyn Rea Beyer comes full circle


Slow music: Chord change in Germany of 639-year organ piece

Hundreds of fans attended a special kind of musical happening at a church in Germany: a chord change in an organ piece that is supposed to last for an entirety of 639 years.

COT Pivots to Digital, Expands Season

Chicago Opera Theater has revised its 2020-21 season with digital livestreams and additional performances.

Composing for flamingos: Duo pens score for nature special

The man who composed the music to “The Lion King” is just as comfortable with real lions, too.

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Music of Chopin?

Chopin is one of the most beloved classical composers today. But how well do YOU know the music of Chopin?

Mozart meets COVID-19: Finnish opera adapts classic piece

“Covid fan tutte” is a satirical take on Mozart’s classic opera “Cosi fan tutte,” with an adapted contemporary story line that reflects the Nordic country’s coronavirus outbreak.

Watch Third Coast Percussion Perform Mesmeric Music by Devonté Hynes

This Thursday, August 27, WFMT cohosted a livestream with Chicago’s own Third Coast Percussion. The Grammy-winning ensemble performed music by Devonté Hynes from their new album, Fields, in a program that also included rapturous dance videos with choreography by Rena Butler of Hubbard Street Dance Group and directed by Quinn Wharton. We hope you enjoy this recording of the performance!

Refuge from Silence: COT, Refugee Orchestra Return to Live Stage

A collaborative performance with Chicago Opera Theater, the Refugee Orchestra Project, and conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya seeks to express the importance of refugee populations in American music and around the world.

Thursday: Third Coast Percussion Plays Music of Devonté Hynes in WFMT Livestream

Join us on WFMT's Facebook Page Thursday at 7:30 pm for a free livestream with Third Coast Percussion, Devonté Hynes, and a video featuring choreography by Rena Butler.

Musician Justin Townes Earle dead at age 38

Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, a leading performer of American roots music known for his introspective and haunting style, has died at age 38.

QUIZ: Match the Musical Quote to the Movie It’s From

Think you're a film buff? See if you can identify which movies these musical quotes came from.

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