Grant Park Music Festival | William Hagen plays Mozart’s Violin Concerto

Tonight at 6:30 pm, hear Carlos Kalmar conducts the Grant Park orchestra and violin soloist William Hagen.

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VIDEO | Anderson & Roe Piano Duo play four-handed arrangements of Brahms, Schubert, and Khachaturian

Watch acclaimed pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe perform live in the WFMT studios.

Watch violinist Alicia Choi and pianist Futaba Niekawa perform live at the Chicago Cultural Center

Live from Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center, violinist Alicia Choi and pianist Futaba Niekawa perform Polonaise de concert in D major, Op. 4 by Henry Wieniawksi.

VIDEO | This piano duo wants you to celebrate the mothers in your life with this classic song by The Beatles

We have to stop and take a moment to thank the mothers in our lives. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Anderson & Roe Piano Duo has released another music video: a soulful rendition of “Let it Be” by The Beatles.

Raise your glasses with us at Ravinia as we celebrate Carl Grapentine’s retirement

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. Fast-forward to the summer of 1985: during a trip to Chicago, Carl visited the WFMT studios and found out from ...

Watch pianist Tomer Gewirtzman play Haydn and Scriabin

First prize winner at the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman, artfully expresses style, sensitivity, and virtuosity at the keyboard. Watch his performance as part of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series.

How legendary pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque found freedom through new music

Katia and Marielle sat down to share their passion for rarely-performed gems, their love of new music, and how living composers have helped them find the freedom that fuels their artistry.

VIDEO | Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux shares her secrets to singing coloratura

Have you ever wondered how opera singers are able to sing so many notes so easily? Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux shares her secrets to singing coloratura.

All of the silent work that goes into making classical recordings sound great might surprise you

Once upon a time, record labels would rally a team of A&R directors, engineers, producers, and distributors to realize an artist’s dream, but this has changed. How classical recordings are made today might surprise you.

WWCI Names Sandra Cordova Micek as President & CEO

Window to the World Communications, Inc., the parent company of WTTW and WFMT, announced Thursday it has hired a new president and CEO. WWCI’s Board of Trustees selected Sandra Cordova Micek, a senior marketing executive with the Hyatt Hotels Corporation, to serve as its new president and CEO beginning May 1. “This is an exciting time for WTTW and WFMT ...

8 Classical composers who were cuckoo for cuckoos

Few birds have inspired more composers than the cuckoo. Lisa Flynn selects some of her favorite works inspired by the cuckoo, from intimate chamber works to grand symphonies.

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