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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.
Met Opera deal allows solo singer fees cut by up to 12.7%
The Metropolitan Opera would be able to cut the fees of its highest-paid individual singers by 12.7% under a pending four-year contract with the American Guild of Musical Artists.
Video | Music of Romantic Masters Played Live By Duo Dotto-Cho
The music of Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms somehow managed to make a lovely spring afternoon even better.
Duain Wolfe of Chicago Symphony Chorus to Retire; WFMT GM Reflects on 25+ Years of Excellence
WFMT general manager George Preston shares his thoughts on the announcement that Duain Wolfe will retire as director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus.
Live Music is Back For 2021… Here’s Everything We Know.
After a long year away, live music is returning to the Chicago area. So watch this space, where we'll collect all the new season announcements that you won't want to miss!
Kennedy Center honorees still relish slimmed-down tribute
This year's Kennedy Center Honors may be a slimmed-down affair as the nation emerges from the coronavirus pandemic — but honoree Dick Van Dyke still says it's "the capper on my career."
Wells’ World: Corey Wilkes Melds Chicago Music Past, Present In Documentary Score
"I had to think about the Roaring Twenties and music like Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, and so on, that Ida B. Wells [would have been] hearing."
‘Mi Corazón’: Soprano Ailyn Pérez Shares the Music and Singers Close to Her Heart
Chicago native soprano Ailyn Pérez speaks to us about some of her favorite Latin American and Spanish music and shares a playlist of influential singers and music.
Lyric Announces 2021-22 Season With ‘Magic Flute,’ ‘Macbeth,’ Mazzola
A Verdi and bel canto expert, Lyric's new music director Enrique Mazzola will open the season with Verdi’s Macbeth and Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, while also conducting contemporary opera Proving Up by Missy Mazzoli later in the season.
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