WATCH: Pianist Aaron Diehl Plays Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, and Gershwin in Live Video Concert
WFMT is thrilled to bring you this upbeat, swinging concert livestream from pianist and composer Aaron Diehl featuring propulsive Harlem stride hits by James P. Johnson, Thomas “Fats” Waller, and Willie “the Lion” Smith, plus selections by Scott Joplin, Gershwin, and Massenet.
Ravinia Cancels 2020 Season
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ravinia has canceled its 2020 season, a festival-issued statement announced this morning. The summer season was to feature more than 120 events, including concerts featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which takes its summer residency at the venerable, Chicago-area music festival. In the statement, Ravinia Festival President and CEO Welz Kaufman says that after “lengthy ...
This Friday: A Swinging Stride Piano Livestream with Aaron Diehl
Pianist and composer Aaron Diehl shares virtuosic music by "Fats" Waller, Willie "the Lion" Smith, plus selections by Gershwin, Grieg, and Scott Joplin in a free upcoming livestream co-presented by WFMT.
A ‘Phantom of the Opera’ contest seeks singer with style
Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a virtual competition that could lead to one fan singing on Broadway or the West End when musicals resume playing.
Inside Chicago Composer Stacy Garrop’s Rousing Eco-Oratorio ‘Terra Nostra’
WFMT observes the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day with a fitting broadcast: Chicago composer Stacy Garrop's oratorio Terra Nostra, which celebrates our planet and explores the relationship between humankind and the natural world.
Opera E-ducation: Met Opera Hosts Free Student Streams, Artist Q&As
Find out how to register for a free digital Q&A with Renée Fleming, offered as part of the Met's free student streams program.
“A rose for love and a book forever” — Literature for Music Lovers on World Book Day
WFMT host Candice Agree has selected some of her favorite works of literature that have inspired musical compositions for you to enjoy on World Book Day.
Quarantine Made Musical: Classical Livestream Planner
Even though in-person concerts have been suspended, many talented artists and ensembles are committed to sharing stunning music through the internet. Here’s a guide to some upcoming classical livestreams you should add to your calendar!
Finding Hope in Handel
Little known fact: Handel ranked 'Theodora' — not 'Messiah' — as his best oratorio. You'll see why in a rapturous performance by Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.
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