From Carnegie Hall | L’Arpeggiata

Thursday at 10:00 pm, Christina Pluhar leads her ensemble, L’Arpeggiata, in a program of vocal and instrumental music of the early Italian Baroque.


Al Schmitt, Grammy winning engineer and producer, dead at 91

Twenty-time Grammy winner Al Schmitt worked with everyone from Sam Cooke to Steely Dan to Frank Sinatra.

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Video | Paula Kosower & Kuang-Hao Huang Play Nadia Boulanger, Debussy, Beethoven Live

From the Chicago Cultural Center, cellist Paul Kosower and collaborative pianist Kuang-Hao Huang present works of Nadia Boulanger, Claude Debussy, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Conductor Simon Rattle to leave London post for Munich

The two organizations said Monday that the acclaimed conductor will become the German orchestra's chief conductor in 2023.

Montreal Symphony Orchestra Names Next Music Director

Rafael Payare has been announced as the next music director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He will begin his tenure in the 2022-23 season

Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions

The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths.

Claude Bolling, popular jazz-classical musician, dead at 90

The Cannes native was a professional musician by his teens and over the following decades would perform with everyone from Lionel Hampton to Yo-Yo Ma.

In Their Own Words: Quotes From Artists and Friends of WFMT Who Died in 2020

2020 was a year of great loss for all; the music world was no exception. As we reflect on the year gone by, WFMT salutes the contributions of artists and friends who died this past year.

9 Classical Drinking Songs to Ring in the New Year

Who says enjoying classical music has to be a sober affair? Here is some music to help you say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021.

Waltzes in a Pandemic: How Vienna Phil Will Continue Its New Year’s Tradition

It wouldn’t be New Year without the Vienna Philharmonic. But as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, what will come of the annual New Year's Concert?

Ivry Gitlis, a violinist who spanned genres, dies at 98

The acclaimed violinist played with famed conductors, rock stars, and jazz bands around the world.

KAIA String Quartet Wishes You a Happy Holiday

Chicago’s own KAIA String Quartet plays an original medley to wish you happy holidays. Wearing masks, the ensemble recorded the performance — especially for WFMT — from the Fulton Street Collective.

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