Ravinia Festival CSO Opening Night: Tchaikovsky with Marin Alsop and Stewart Goodyear
July 15, 2022, 8:00 pm
A front row seat to the opening of the CSO’s annual Ravinia Festival summer residency with a live broadcast of music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, and Perry.
Childs & Tchaikovsky with GPMF’s Project Inclusion Quartet
July 17, 2022, 2:00 pm
Enjoy an intimate concert featuring members of the Grant Park Orchestra with the Project Inclusion Quartet performing an eclectic program, including an audience favorite by Tchaikovsky and a brand-new work by Billy Childs.
CSO Concert for Chicago
June 27, 2022, 6:30 pm
A live broadcast from Millennium Park for the city, as Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra close out the season with a free concert of music by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.
Lynn Harrell: Songs My Father Taught Me
June 19, 2022, 6:00 pm
The distinguished cellist looks back on his own career and on that of his father, bass-baritone Mack Harrell. A WFMT Radio Network special produced by Louise Frank.
Father’s Day on WFMT
June 19, 2022, 12:00 pm
Celebrate Father’s Day with us! Share your dedications and requests in the form below (include keyword Father’s Day), and our hosts may select them for the air!
Juneteenth with From the Top: The Words and Music of America’s Youth
June 19, 2022, 11:00 am
We meet outstanding young Black musicians performing works by Black composers including music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Sam Cooke, Florence Price, and an exciting new work by a teen composer.
Juneteenth 2022 on WFMT
June 19, 2022, 7:00 am
Join WFMT host LaRob K. Rafael for a morning of music honoring Juneteenth.
Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson
June 14, 2022, 8:00 pm
The world premiere recording of Craig Hella Johnson's work exploring the life, death, and legacy of Matthew Shepard.
Breaking Barriers, a New Series from Ravinia Festival
June 7, 2022, 8:00 pm
Ravinia chief conductor Marin Alsop and CEO Jeffrey P. Haydon discuss the festival's new annual series that will celebrate the diverse artists and leaders in classical music.
Music and Conversation with Philip Glass
May 31, 2022, 8:00 pm
Kerry Frumkin speaks with influential American composer Philip Glass about his life in music, where he’s been, and what’s inspired him.
Memorial in Song with John Brancy and Peter Dugan
May 29, 2022, 7:00 pm
A program for Memorial Day to honor those whose lives have been forever changed by war, including songs written by composers and poets who were soldiers themselves.
Music and Conversation with Paul Chihara
May 24, 2022, 8:00 pm
The renowned Japanese-American composer will share his childhood memories from an internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho, and revisit highlights of his 60-year compositional career.
Kababayan: A Celebration of Filipino identity
May 17, 2022, 8:00 pm
Vocal and Filipino music expert Dr. Joseph Legaspi shares a program exploring the traditional Filipino genre of love songs called Kundiman.
Music and Conversation with Avi Avital
May 10, 2022, 8:00 pm
The genre-defying Israeli mandolinist is the most sought-after soloist on his instrument and is also the muse of composers for new works for mandolin.
Mother’s Day Requests
May 8, 2022, 5:00 pm
Celebrate with us: submit your Mother’s Day dedications or requests, then tune in all day to hear your request on the air!
A Tribute to Radu Lupu
May 3, 2022, 8:00 pm
Hear the exceptional pianist Radu Lupu, who recently died at age 76, in some of his signature repertoire: concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Robert Schumann.
From the Studs Terkel Radio Archive: Terezín Chamber Music with Mark Ludwig
April 26, 2022, 8:00 pm
In this program for Holocaust Remembrance Day, WFMT looks back on Studs Terkel's 1991 interview with Mark Ludwig on music from composers interned at the Terezín concentration camp during World War II.
Music and Conversation with Angèle Dubeau
April 19, 2022, 8:00 pm
On the 25th anniversary of the Canadian string ensemble La Pietà with the group’s founder, violinist Angèle Dubeau.
Journey to Freedom
April 12, 2022, 8:00 pm
Solomiya Ivakhiv, the accomplished concert violinist, chamber musician, and educator, shares a highly personal playlist of works by composers from her native Ukraine.
Music and Conversation with Dame Jane Glover
April 5, 2022, 8:00 pm
A conversation with the legendary British conductor, author, and one of the foremost interpreters of 18th century music. In addition to numerous prestigious conducting assignments, Dame Jane Glover was music director of Glyndebourne Touring Opera (1981-1985), artistic director of London Mozart Players (1984-1991), Director of Opera at the Royal Academy of Music (2009-2016), and has served as music director of ...
Barbara Hannigan at the Philharmonie de Paris
March 29, 2022, 8:00 pm
Hailed by Opera News as “one of today’s most astonishing artists,” Barbara Hannigan serves as conductor and soprano soloist in music by Stravinsky, Offenbach, and Weill.
Celebrating Marin Alsop
March 25, 2022, 6:30 pm
Each day in the week leading up to the premiere of the new Great Performances: The Conductor on WTTW, host Candice Agree will share five favorite recordings conducted by Marin Alsop.