Specials

Specials

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.