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.
New Year’s in Vienna
January 1, 2020, 10:00 am
An almost-live presentation of the annual Strauss concert by the Vienna Philharmonic in its venerable Musikverein. Andris Nelsons conducts.
New Year’s Eve Midnight Special
December 31, 2019, 8:00 pm
Rich Warren plays listener requests and welcomes a live audience to Levin Studio to hear four stellar folk performers. An annual WFMT tradition.
Eastern Orthodox Christmas Music with Andrew Patner
December 30, 2019, 10:00 pm
A rebroadcast from WFMT’s late critic-at-large, in which he explores this lesser-known holiday repertory.
Pierné’s Les Enfants à Bethléem
December 30, 2019, 8:00 pm
Gabriel Pierné’s charming Christmas choral work performed by musicians of the French Radio.
Itzhak Perlman’s Hanukkah Radio Party
December 29, 2019, 7:00 pm
The illustrious violinist samples a great variety of music for the Jewish Festival of Lights.
With Heart and Voice | Christmastide
December 29, 2019, 6:00 am
The holiday festivities continue with delightful carols and anthems from a variety of religious traditions celebrating the birth of Christ. Join Peter DuBois for some Christmas cheer!
Winter Holidays Around the World with Bill McGlaughlin
December 24, 2019, 9:00 pm
Winter holidays are celebrated around the world, and their music is wonderful to hear, regardless of which tradition you observe. Bill’s spirited selections hail from the British Isles, Paris, Mexico, Polynesia, and more. Turn on your radio, pour a cup of tea, cozy up to a warm fire, and enjoy the music!
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
December 24, 2019, 9:00 am
The annual service broadcast live from King’s College Chapel of Cambridge University.
Itzhak Perlman’s Hanukkah Radio Party
December 23, 2019, 10:00 pm
The illustrious violinist samples a great variety of music for the Jewish Festival of Lights. Program will be repeated Sunday, December 29, at 7:00 pm.
Music of the Baroque’s Brass and Choral Holiday Concert
December 23, 2019, 8:00 pm
William Jon Gray conducts choristers and brass players in seasonal music from the Renaissance and Baroque. Candice Agree hosts.
With Heart and Voice | A Christmas Celebration
December 22, 2019, 6:00 am
As we approach Christmas Eve, we’ll begin the festivities with music to celebrate the arrival of the Christ Child on this edition of With Heart and Voice. Tune in as Peter DuBois shares sacred choral and organ treasures of the season.
Christmas Around the World
December 20, 2019, 6:30 pm
Candice Agree scours performances from the European Broadcasting Union and from commercial recordings to find seasonal music from far and wide. More information
Handel’s Messiah, Part I
December 19, 2019, 2:00 pm
The Christmas section of Handel’s great oratorio is performed by the Baroque-specialist musicians of Tafelmusik.
Whole Notes: Music of Healing and Peace
December 13, 2019, 8:00 pm
On December 13, WFMT premieres Whole Notes: Music of Healing and Peace, a special program hosted by Kerry Frumkin that looks at the gun violence epidemic in America through the lens of classical music. This response to violence in our world – notably, gun violence – will include performances by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, a look at the Notes for Peace ...
Berlioz’s Requiem performed at Nôtre-Dame de Paris
November 4, 2019, 8:00 pm
The "Grande Messe des Morts" was performed and recorded in 2014 at Nôtre-Dame de Paris, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
Marc-André Hamelin in recital at Northwestern University
October 28, 2019, 8:00 pm
In May, the acclaimed pianist gave a recital at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music as part of its Skyline Piano Artist Series
Chicago’s Music of the Baroque performs Bach’s Mass in B Minor
October 21, 2019, 8:00 pm
Under the baton of Jane Glover, leading 18th-century music ensemble Music of the Baroque performs one of Bach’s crowning artistic achievements. Cast Yulia Van Doren, soprano Krisztina Szabó, soprano Jonas Hacker, tenor Tyler Duncan, baritone Music of the Baroque Chorus & Orchestra; Jane Glover, conductor
Musical Memories of the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman
October 7, 2019, 10:00 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
October 6, 2019, 6:00 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. ...
Holiday Fireworks with Robbie Ellis
July 4, 2019, 9:00 pm
In honor of Independence Day, join host Robbie Ellis for a stirring evening of electrifying classical music, including works by Sousa and Bernstein.