Music and Conversation with Osvaldo Golijov
September 20, 2023, 8:00 pm
A conversation with the Grammy award-winning Argentine composer.
Hispanic Heritage Month Launches on WFMT
September 16, 2023, 8:00 am
Programming highlighting electric composers, masterful performers, and the classical stars of tomorrow.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 2023-24 Season
September 13, 2023, 8:00 pm
A preview of the upcoming season with music director Ken-David Masur and the orchestra's new artistic partner, bass-baritone Dashon Burton.
Music and Conversation with Joshua Bell
September 6, 2023, 8:00 pm
The acclaimed violinist comes to WFMT to discuss his role as director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and to share his new album—the “Butterfly Lovers” Concerto.
Music and Conversation with Mary Elizabeth Bowden
August 30, 2023, 8:00 pm
An interview with the entrepreneurial classical trumpeter, who has worked to establish new trumpet repertoire collaborations and commissions.
Argentina and Roots of European Baroque with Rubén Dubrovsky
August 23, 2023, 8:00 pm
Rubén Dubrovsky traces the popular dances of the European Baroque back to Latin American and African roots.
August 9, 2023, 8:00 pm
In a performance from June 29, 2023, Valentina Peleggi conducts music by Valerie Coleman, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Stewart Goodyear appears.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Live from Ravinia
July 14, 2023, 8:00 pm
Opening night of CSO's annual summer residency at Ravinia features Marin Alsop leading the chorus and orchestra in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
The Four Seasons with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Vadim Gluzman
July 3, 2023, 8:00 pm
Renowned Chicago-area violinist Vadim Gluzman joins the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to perform Vivaldi’s landmark Four Seasons in this performance from August 2022.
July 2, 2023, 11:00 am
Performances marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Byrd, a Catholic at the pinnacle of the musical world of Protestant England.
July 2, 2023, 6:00 am
In honor of Independence Day and Canada Day, host Peter DuBois delves into recordings of sacred choral and organ music celebrating the musical traditions of each country.
Live from Millennium Park: CSO Concert for Chicago
June 27, 2023, 6:30 pm
Celebrate Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti’s remarkable tenure with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at this free concert in Millennium Park.
Juneteenth: Remembrance and Celebration
June 19, 2023, 10:00 pm
A special program commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans
Father’s Day Requests
June 18, 2023, 12:00 pm
Celebrate Father's Day with WFMT. Honor the father or father figure in your life with a spoken dedication and musical request.
Trinity Sunday & Juneteenth
June 18, 2023, 6:00 am
Music on Trinitarian themes and music to acknowledge the celebration of Juneteenth.
Let Freedom Ring: A Musical Celebration of Juneteenth with Lara Downes
June 17, 2023, 3:00 pm
A special program featuring the music of Black composers from Florence Price to Bob Marley, and performers like Jessye Norman and the Kanneh-Mason.
Season Finale: Music and Conversation with Randall Goosby
June 7, 2023, 8:00 pm
The American violinist comes to WFMT to share his new album—a collaboration with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra that showcases violin concertos by Max Bruch and Florence Price.
Music of the Baroque: Circles of Friends and ’23-24
May 31, 2023, 8:00 pm
We hear MOB’s May concert Circles of Friends — featuring selections by Haydn, Mozart, and contemporaries Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf and Johann Baptist Wanhal — with an intermission feature: Declan McGovern previews the 23-24 season.
May 29, 2023, 8:00 pm
For this Memorial Day, Live From WFMT presents War Letters, an award-winning documentary WFMT created in 2001. The program was inspired by Andrew Carroll’s bestseller, War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars. Pulitzer prize-winning author Studs Terkel joins WFMT’s Lisa Flynn to share the most personal remembrances of war: letters sent home from the front by American soldiers, all of ...
Memorial in Song with John Brancy and Peter Dugan
May 27, 2023, 4:00 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.