‘Wicked’ creator Stephen Schwartz on working with Leonard Bernstein

Schwartz, an award-winning composer and lyricist, was just 23 years old when Bernstein asked him to collaborate on MASS.

Some Sublime Schubert from Duo Tal & Groethuysen [Video]

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


Pandemic help available for Chicago arts, music venues

Chicago officials are encouraging music venues, theaters, and other performing arts venues to apply for financial help as the coronavirus pandemic keeps many closed down.

Quiz | How Well Do You Know the Well-Tempered Clavier?

Does Bach rock your socks? Do you think you know the music of the contrapuntal master, J.S. Bach, himself? See how well you know Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier," one of the foundational works of classical music and of keyboard literature.

Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens ’21-22

The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September.

In the Age of the Visual Album, What Can Opera Learn from Beyoncé?

The virtual sphere won’t replace the live stage, but it can add a second, more accessible one, with great room for creative growth and the viral potential of easily shareable, iconic images.

Last studio recording of jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw released

A forgotten studio recording of the late jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw has been released as part of an effort to preserve jazz history.

QUIZ | Can We Guess What Broadway Show You Should Star In?

Have you ever dreamed of seeing your name in lights on the Great White Way? Take this quiz to see if we can guess what Tony Award-winning Broadway musical YOU should star in.

WFMT and CSO Partner for New Series: From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years

Today, WFMT and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announce the launch of an exciting new broadcast and streaming series.

Black and Latino Voices On Stage

To coincide with exciting new additions to the WTTW slate, WFMT has compiled a playlist celebrating the pinnacles of Black and Latino artistry in vocal music.

The Thrill of Seeing: Scoring The Earliest Movies

In 1939, New York's Museum of Modern Art acquired a treasure trove: 36 reels of 68mm nitrate prints and negatives made in cinema’s first years.

Music Endures: 50 Years of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

When a classical music organization has been around for 50 years, it can be easy to take it for granted.

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