Celebrate Chicago’s vibrant classical music scene.
Music in Chicago gives you a front-row seat to some of the best classical music concerts presented throughout the Chicago area. Every day in the noon hour, Lisa Flynn features recent performances from the city’s soloists, orchestras, choirs, bands and chamber ensembles. The Elgin Symphony Orchestra, St. Charles Singers, Rachel Barton Pine, Dover Quartet, Civic Orchestra, Midwest Mozart Festival, and Chicago Latino Music Festival are among the many artists and organizations that have been heard on this weekly program.
WFMT is always looking for new groups and musicians to feature on Music in Chicago. If you or your ensemble would like to be considered for our program, audition online to let us know more about you and to send us a recording.
January 17 – January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022
On this week's Music in Chicago features, we'll highlight the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Waller and Maxwell Guitar Duo, and William Ferris Chorale. Also join us for a live broadcast by the Avalon String Quartet in the Dame Myra Hess Series and an Impromptu encore with Anthony Molinaro and Howard Levy.
January 10 – January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022
Local artists and performances are showcased each weekday at noon on Music in Chicago. This week, we bring you recordings by Mary Stolper, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues, and Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe. We'll also go downtown for a live Hess Concert broadcast and hear the ensemble Sybarite5 in their WFMT debut from 2013.
January 3 – January 7, 2022
January 7, 2022
This week's lineup on Music in Chicago includes stellar recordings by these local artists: pianist Daniel Schlosberg, flutist Jennie Oh Brown, and violist Matthew Lipman. The first live Dame Myra Hess Concert of 2022 features pianist Simon Karakulidi, and Friday's Impromptu Encore is a performance from 2012 by Fulcrum Point New Music Project.
December 27 – December 31, 2021
December 31, 2021
This week on Music in Chicago, WFMT will sample recordings by renowned local artists and groups, including the Orion Ensemble, violinist Janet Sung, KAIA String Quartet, and Trio Settecento. We'll also hear guitarist Paul Galbraith in an Impromptu broadcast from 2017.
December 20 – December 24, 2021
December 24, 2021
Join Music in Chicago all this week for a wide variety of holiday music performed by local ensembles. You'll hear festive performances by the Newberry Consort, Millar Brass Ensemble, St. Charles Singers, Chicago a cappella, and Music of the Baroque.
December 13 – December 17, 2021
December 17, 2021
Join WFMT as we celebrate our 70th anniversary on December 13 with a day of live performances. Later in the week on Music in Chicago, we'll hear the Chicago Choral Artists in holiday music, a live piano performance from the Dame Myra Hess Series, Camerata Chicago playing Mozart, and an Impromptu encore broadcast.
December 6 – December 10, 2021
December 10, 2021
WFMT celebrates classical artists in our region with Music in Chicago. Join us this week for recordings by the Civitas Ensemble, Northside Brass, and Chicago Master Singers. We'll also hear The Knights from a 2017 performance on Impromptu and go live to the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series on Wednesday.
November 29 – December 3, 2021
December 3, 2021
Music in Chicago is WFMT's daily showcase of our region's amazing diversity of classical music. This week, we'll feature pianist Matthew Hagle, Bella Voce, Gaudete Brass, a live recital from the Dame Myra Hess Series, and the vocal ensemble Chanticleer in an Impromptu encore.
November 22 – November 26, 2021
November 26, 2021
Weekdays at noon, WFMT showcases performances by local artists on Music in Chicago. Coming up this week, we'll feature the Millar Brass Ensemble, Chicago Harp Quartet, St. Charles Singers, and Elgin Symphony Orchestra. We'll also hear a live broadcast from the Dame Myra Hess Series and an Impromptu encore.
November 15 – November 19, 2021
November 19, 2021
Coming up this week on Music in Chicago, enjoy recordings by the Avalon Quartet, pianist Jorge Federico Osorio, and brass players from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We'll also present a live piano recital from the Dame Myra Hess Concerts and an encore broadcast of violinist Paul Huang's performance on Impromptu.
November 8 – November 12, 2021
November 12, 2021
Join WFMT for a daily celebration of local artists on Music in Chicago. This week, we'll hear recordings by Chicago a cappella, the Lincoln Trio, and Music of the Baroque, along with a live piano recital from the Hess Concert Series and an encore broadcast of Impromptu.
October 11 – October 15, 2021
October 15, 2021
Weekdays at noon, WFMT showcases local artists on Music in Chicago. Join us this week for recordings by David Schrader and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, a preview of the Joffrey Ballet's season opener, a live broadcast from the Hess Concert Series, and an Impromptu encore.
October 4 – October 8, 2021
October 8, 2021
Join WFMT every weekday at noon for recordings and performances by local artists. This week, we'll feature duo pianists Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, guitarist Joseph Ehrenpreis, the Newberry Consort, a live recital from the Dame Myra Hess Concerts, and an encore broadcast of Impromptu.
September 27 – October 1, 2021
October 1, 2021
Join WFMT this week as we highlight local artists on Music in Chicago. We'll feature recordings by Georgia and Louise Mangos, Duo Sequenza, and the Apollo Trio, go downtown for a live recital on Wednesday, and revisit a 2009 performance from WFMT's Impromptu series.
September 20 – September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021
This week on Music in Chicago, we'll feature recordings by violist Matthew Lipman and the Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble, a live recital from the Hess Concert Series, music from Northwestern University's Black Composer Showcase, and an encore broadcast of Impromptu.
September 13 – September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021
Each weekday at noon, WFMT features local artists and performances on Music in Chicago. Join us this week for recordings by Anthony Molinaro and the Chicago Sinfonietta, a live recital from the Dame Myra Hess Series, music from Northwestern University's Black Composer Showcase, and an encore broadcast of WFMT's Impromptu series.
September 6 – September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021
This week on Music in Chicago, hear recordings by the Orion Ensemble, harpist Sarah Bullen, and the Fulcrum Point New Music Project, a live piano recital from the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series, and an encore broadcast of Impromptu with the Cavatina Duo, Desirée Ruhstrat, and David Cunliffe.
August 30 – September 3, 2021
September 3, 2021
On this week's Music in Chicago, join us for a live concert in the Dame Myra Hess Series, an encore broadcast of Impromptu, a recent performance by the Avalon String Quartet, and recordings by violinist Rachel Barton Pine and clarinetist John Bruce Yeh.
August 23 – August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021
Join WFMT weekdays at noon for Music in Chicago. Coming up this week, we'll feature recordings by the Millar Brass Ensemble and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, hear recent music by composer Kazimir Boyle, go to the Chicago Cultural Center for a live piano recital, and present an encore performance by the Calidore String Quartet.
August 16 – August 20, 2021
August 20, 2021
On this week's Music in Chicago, we'll hear the world-premiere recording of music by Leo Sowerby, a concert recording of the Chicago Chamber Choir, the Kontras Quartet in a recent Rush Hour Concert, a live recital from the Chicago Cultural Center, and an encore broadcast of the Impromptu series.
August 9 – August 13, 2021
August 13, 2021
Coming up on Music in Chicago this week, we'll hear recordings by the brothers Anthony and Demarre McGill and Camerata Chicago, a recent Rush Hour Concert by Ars Musica Chicago, a live performance from the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series, and pianist Beatrice Rana in an encore Impromptu broadcast.