Apollo’s Fire: The 2023-34 Windy City Series
October 4, 2023, 8:00 pm
The Cleveland-based baroque orchestra shares its new program, a sequel to their popular Sugarloaf Mountain: An Appalachian Gathering.
Music of the Baroque
October 11, 2023, 8:00 pm
Dame Jane Glover leads the chorus and orchestra in Bach's Magnificat and Mozart's Requiem.
Music and Conversation with Jeremy Denk
October 18, 2023, 8:00 pm
An interview with the pianist and author, including a listener's guide to Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor.
Vaughan Williams: ‘Hodie’ Cantata
December 24, 2020, 2:00 pm
The London Symphony Orchestra performs with the St. Paul’s Cathedral Choristers.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
December 24, 2020, 9:00 am
The annual service broadcast from King’s College Chapel of Cambridge University.
Winter Holidays Around the World with Bill McGlaughlin
December 23, 2020, 9:00 pm
Bill’s spirited selections hail from the British Isles, Paris, Mexico, Polynesia, and more.
December 22, 2020, 2:00 pm
A performance by the Catalonian Choir and Le Concert des Nations.
Music for the Winter Holidays
December 21, 2020, 10:00 pm
"The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays," hosted by Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips, features music from holiday favorites and other wintry classics.
Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’
December 21, 2020, 2:00 pm
For the first day of winter, WFMT shares a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concertos.
Respighi: ‘Lauda a la Nativita del Signore’
December 20, 2020, 6:00 pm
A Philadelphia Orchestra performance.
Tchaikovsky: ‘Nutcracker’ excerpts
December 19, 2020, 3:00 pm
A Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance conducted by Fritz Reiner.
Itzhak Perlman’s Hanukkah Radio Party
December 17, 2020, 8:00 pm
The illustrious violinist samples a great variety of music for the Jewish Festival of Lights.
Benjamin Britten: ‘A Ceremony of Carols’
December 17, 2020, 2:00 pm
The Westminster Abbey Choir performs this perennial holiday favorite.
Apollo’s Fire: Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain
December 13, 2020, 7:00 pm
Critically acclaimed early music ensemble Apollo’s Fire shares a festive, Irish-Appalachian celebration.
A Hanukkah Celebration with Chicago a cappella
December 12, 2020, 6:00 pm
Join Jonathan Miller, artistic director of Chicago a cappella and a longtime champion of Jewish choral music, for an inspiring and informative show featuring choral music set to Chanukah texts.
Max Richter’s ‘Voices’
December 10, 2020, 8:00 pm
In a worldwide broadcast in honor of the UN Human Rights Day, this performance features narration in several languages of excerpts from the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
A Tribute to John Williams
October 31, 2020, 5:00 pm
Enjoy this performance of favorite film scores by multiple Oscar-winning composer John Williams presented by the New Philharmonic Orchestra of the College of DuPage. WFMT’s broadcast will include commentary from music director Kirk Muspratt.
The Chen String Quartet Live
October 11, 2020, 3:00 pm
In a live broadcast from Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago, host Robbie Ellis welcomes CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen, violinist Laura Chen, and their children, violist Beatrice Chen and cellist Noah Chen. The concert includes Dohnányi’s Serenade for String Trio, Op. 10; Beethoven’s String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2; and Smetana’s String Quartet No. ...
Welz Kauffman: 20 Summers at Ravinia
October 5, 2020, 8:00 pm
As his tenure as President and CEO of the Ravinia Festival comes to a close, Welz Kauffman sits down for an interview with WFMT’s general manager, George Preston. Kauffman recalls his most memorable Festival moments over 20 summers, and WFMT shares corresponding music.
Musical Memories of the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman
September 25, 2020, 8:00 pm
Renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman shares meaningful recordings in honor of the Jewish High Holidays: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Sound the Shofar: An Ancient Instrument in Modern Times
September 20, 2020, 7:00 pm
Discover the sounds of the shofar, in this program that explores an instrument made from a ram’s horn, that is heard around the world during the Jewish High Holidays. It has also been heard outside those confines for ages, as a call to battle, or a way for shepherds to summon their flocks, and as inspiration for many classical composers. ...
Voices from the Silence
September 11, 2020, 8:00 pm
Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Voices from the Silence by Ennio Morricone. The late Italian film and classical composer created this oratorio to commemorate the victims of 9/11 and other terrorist attacks around the world. This performance was recorded in 2014.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Opera and the Law
July 19, 2020, 7:00 pm
Recorded in Levin Studio in 2015, Lisa Flynn hosts a presentation by the Supreme Court Justice about the law, illustrated with music performed by artists from the Ryan Opera Center. READ MORE: 5 Operas the Notorious RBG wants you to know [Video]