LISTEN | The Film Score – Music for Oscar Week 2018
Explore this year's Oscar-nominated film scores with Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips.
6 Classical music and wine pairings that are sure to soothe your soul
Wine and music pair together in perfect harmony. Check out these 6 pairings from maestro and wine ambassador Enrique Mazzola.
The Old Town School of Folk Music at 60: Music tonight and every night since 1957
Over the last sixty years the Old Town School of Folk Music has grown from humble beginnings to become the largest non-profit community arts school in the United States.
Classical radio host Carl Grapentine announces retirement from “dream job” at WFMT
WFMT’s longtime Morning Program host Carl Grapentine landed what he describes as his “dream job” by chance. He first heard about WFMT in the early 1970s from his colleagues at WQRS, a classical radio station in Detroit that modeled itself after WFMT. Years later, while attending the Concert Music Broadcasters Association in Chicago, “I got up the courage to speak ...
VIDEO | Watch this Chinese opera artist transform into a Dragon Princess – in seconds
Getting into full costume and makeup to perform Chinese operas takes hours. You can see an artist from Chongqing Chuanju Opera Theatre transform herself in seconds.
VIDEO | Violinist Stefan Milenkovich and pianist Rohan de Silva perform LIVE in the WFMT studios
Watch celebrated Serbian violinist Stefan Milenkovich and acclaimed pianist Rohan de Silva share works by Beethoven, Ravel, Paganini, and Tchaikovsky.
Riccardo Muti and Chicago Symphony dedicate Florida concert to victims of school shooting
On February 14, 2018, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra dedicated a performance in West Palm Beach, Florida, to victims of the tragic school shooting that took place in nearby Parkland. At the beginning of the concert, which took place at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Muti addressed the audience saying: “The musicians of the Chicago Symphony ...
Why classical music is still the best soundtrack for figure skating, according to a former Olympic judge
When ice skating was first included in the 1908 Olympic Winter Games in London, athletes competed exclusively to classical music. The rules have changed, but the must music for skating may not have.
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