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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.
Recovering A Musical Heritage
May 1, 2019, 8:00 pm
Join host James Conlon on an exploration of music from a lost generation of composers silenced, imprisoned, or killed under the Third Reich. He will illuminate the stories and legacies of composers including Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, Victor Ullmann, and Erwin Schulhoff, in a special program to celebrate this rich, revived musical heritage. WFMT is airing this special in ...
A Musical Feast for Passover with Itzhak Perlman
April 22, 2019, 10:00 pm
The springtime Jewish holiday of Passover is about liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. In this one-hour special, superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman shares Passover music from many traditions, plus songs and memories from his childhood in Israel. The program draws its shape from the Passover seder and, like that ancient family ritual, the music gets progressively giddier as the show ...
Rising Stars in Concert from the Ryan Opera Center
April 14, 2019, 7:00 pm
Join us for Rising Stars in Concert, a showcase performance starring Ensemble members of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center with members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra conducted by Christopher Allen. Rising Stars in Concert is the culminating event in the residency of the 2018/19 Ensemble. Description courtesy of Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Recovering A Musical Heritage
January 27, 2019, 7:00 pm
The host, conductor James Conlon, will discuss and sample music by composers suppressed, imprisoned, or killed during the Nazi Holocaust. We’re airing the program in honor of the UN’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and we’ll replay it tomorrow evening, Monday, January 28 at 10:00 pm.
From Vienna with Love: The New Year’s Concert
January 1, 2019, 10:00 am
Conductor Christian Thielemann takes the podium at the Vienna Musikverein for the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual New Year’s concert, a program of music from the Strauss family. For more information, visit the Vienna Philharmonic’s website.
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Music of the Baroque
December 14, 2018, 12:00 pm
From the heaven-storming timpani of the opening chorus, the Bach's Christmas Oratorio unfolds with moving arias and inspiring chorales — performed with the power and passion by Chicago's Music of the Baroque.
Sound the Shofar: An Ancient Instrument in Modern Times
September 17, 2018, 10:00 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. ...