Ravinia Festival

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Ravinia Festival

Ravinia is back, and so is WFMT's series of broadcasts from Highland Park.

From the hallowed grounds of one of the great summer music festivals in the US, WFMT brings you some of the summer's highlight performances from Ravinia Festival's beloved, intimate Martin Theatre and iconic, legendary Pavilion.

Alexander Malofeev

August 15, 2022

The 20-year-old piano phenom made his Ravinia debut earlier this summer with an all-Russian program including Rachmaninoff’s eight Études-Tableaux, works by Prokofiev and Medtner, as well as a number of encores for the dazzled audience.

Apollo’s Fire

August 22, 2022

Enjoy an encore broadcast of Apollo’s Fire in concert, featuring tenor Brian Giebler and Chicago-born soprano Erica Schuller in a program of Venetian treats, including fiery concertos by Vivaldi and gorgeous songs by Monteverdi.

Anthony de Mare: Reimagining Sondheim from the Piano

August 29, 2022

Boosting Stephen Sondheim’s legacy as a composer for all time, Anthony de Mare brings that songbook to solo piano with 50 inspirations at his fingertips, created by the likes of Jon Batiste, Steve Reich, Paola Prestini, and more.

NEXUS Chamber Music: Dancing with the Shadow

September 5, 2022

NEXUS Chamber Music, an enterprising, upstart Chicago music organization, presents a wide-ranging chamber program featuring music by Felipe Tovar-Henao, Eleanor Alberga, Béla Bartók, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Music for the Royal Fireworks with Music of the Baroque

September 12, 2022

Dame Jane Glover leads Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks plus soaring works by Bach, Haydn, and Mozart in a performance featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

Inna Faliks: Reimagine Beethoven and Ravel, Nine Premieres

September 19, 2022

Inna Faliks breaks ground with the first full performance of nine social responses she commissioned on Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit and Beethoven’s Op. 126 Bagatelles plus the original masterpieces.

Lincoln Trio: Chicago and Chopin

September 26, 2022

The “inventive and robustly expressive” Lincoln Trio brings works by Chicago composers Stacy Garrop and Shulamit Ran as well as Poland’s most famous, Frédéric Chopin.