LISTEN | New Comma Baroque in the WFMT Levin Performance Studio

Hear a diverse group of works, including a Chicago premiere, in this concert and conversation recorded live at WFMT.


Which Great Conductor Are You? [QUIZ]

Have you ever envisioned yourself leading a world-class orchestra? Take our quiz to learn which great conductor you are!

Broadway musical ‘Diana’ to bypass closed stage for Netflix

The Broadway musical "Diana" isn't waiting for theaters to reopen in New York to offer its show to a live audience — it's going to Netflix. In an unconventional step, the cast and crew will reunite in an empty theater to perform the musical for cameras.

How Hipster Is Your Taste In Classical Music?

Admit it, liking classical music is a little bit hipster. But how hipster is your taste in classical music?

WFMT, Ravinia Announce New Broadcast Series

WFMT is pleased to announce a new broadcast series in partnership with Ravinia Festival. The eight-program, limited-run series “New From the Ravinia Festival,” brings listeners new performances recorded at Ravinia — without an audience — this summer.

Remembering Leon Fleisher

The renowned American pianist Leon Fleisher died on Sunday in Baltimore. He was 92. In a career spanning eight decades, he left an incredible legacy as a performer, teacher, and conductor.

Which Symphonic Master Are You? [QUIZ]

Are you a revolutionary like Beethoven, or are you obsessive like Berlioz? Take this quiz to see which symphonic master you most resemble.

Marilyn Rea Beyer, new ‘Midnight Special’ host, comes full circle

Beyer talks to WFMT about her introduction to folk music at Chicago's Symphony Center, formative memories of Steve Goodman and Studs Terkel, and what to expect as she takes the reins of 'The Midnight Special.'

Through the Eyes of Women: Protests and Racial Justice in the Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Our picture of the past is often incomplete: though long on the frontlines in the fight for racial justice, women's stories have often been left out of history. Here are nine conversations with women to enrich our understanding.

Celebrating Uncommon Instruments from Ocarinas to Wagner Tubas [Playlist]

Imagine sitting in a concert hall, the orchestra comes on stage, lights dim, and the sounds of a… celery root accompanied by a pumpkin and onion fills the room. The Vegetable Orchestra performs on instruments made from vegetables — that’s exactly right: eat and listen to your veggies! July 31st is Uncommon Musical Instrument day, so we’re celebrating all the ...

Voguing Meets Classical in Stunning New Music Video

Music and motion come together beautifully in a new video featuring dancers Jason Rodriguez and José Lapaz Rodriguez and set to music by pianist and composer Chad Lawson.

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