WFMT, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus celebrate Bernstein’s 100 birthday in Boystown with pop-up performance

To celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, WFMT and the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus presented a pop-up performance of “Somewhere” from the composer’s beloved musical West Side Story. The event was broadcast live from the Legacy Walk in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood.

A Bernstein Family Photo Album

In celebration of the centenary of her father’s birth, Jamie Bernstein shares some of her favorite family photos – including a couple shared exclusively with WFMT.

D-Composed quartet hopes to re-compose the experience of classical concerts with a family-friendly event

"We want to dismantle the notion that classical music is reserved for a certain group of people," said D-Composed Chicago founder Kori Coleman.

Producer who worked with Franklin recalls great performances

Ken Ehrlich recalls some of his favorite memories working with "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin.

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul," has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.

Can music help your garden grow? We asked the experts.

We love music, but do plants? We asked the experts at the Chicago Botanic Garden if music can help our gardens grow.

A look at Thirsty Ears 2018, Chicago’s only classical music street festival

Last weekend, Access Contemporary Music presented its third annual Thirsty Ears Festival: Chicago’s only classical music street festival.

VIDEO | Mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges performs live in the WFMT studios

Mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges is known for her interpretations of classic and contemporary works, and she shared both with us live in the WFMT studios - including a world premiere!

At 70, violinist Pinchas Zukerman reflects on his life in music

Pinchas Zukerman around the time Isaac Stern brought him to New York to study at Juilliard, c. 1962 (Photo courtesy of the artist) Violinist, violist, conductor, music director, and educator Pinchas Zukerman celebrated his 70th birthday on July 16, 2018. Backstage at Ravinia, he spoke about his life in music and unwavering dedication to his craft with WFMT’s Louise Frank. ...

Anita Graef and Patrick Godon

Soloist, chamber musician, and the CCM-CSO Diversity Fellow for University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Cincinnati Orchestra, cellist Anita Graef appears with pianist and artistic director of the International Chamber Artists, Patrick Godon. Their program includes  works of Robert Schumann and Richard Strauss performed live from the Chicago Cultural Center for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. A ...

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