Wednesdays at 8:00 pm
Every week, a journey of music near or far!
Join WFMT for a wide-ranging series covering concerts and programs from partner organizations in Chicago, the US, and beyond, as well as exclusive interviews and playlists from WFMT presenters and guest artists.
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.
Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason
August 16, 2022
When the brother-sister duo of cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason made their Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2019, The New York Times praised Sheku as a “gifted, sensitive artist” and Isata as a “superb collaborator.”
Jon Batiste & Gateways Music Festival Orchestra
August 9, 2022
This orchestra make its Carnegie Hall debut in a performance of works by Brahms, Walker, and Price, along with James V. Cockerham’s vibrant Fantasia on “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Then, Jon Batiste takes the stage for the world premiere of his new work.
August 2, 2022
Legendary composer John Williams is joined by Anne-Sophie Mutter for a sampling of some of his most celebrated film scores and his Violin Concerto No. 2.
The Annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert
July 26, 2022
For the Annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert, violinist Joshua Bell performs with the orchestra in honor of the late violinist who led the charge to save the Hall in 1960.
Ax, Ma, Kavakos
July 19, 2022
The musical dream team of Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, and Yo-Yo Ma return to Beethoven’s brilliant piano trios in this program.
Seong-Jin Cho & Yannick Nézét-Séguin
July 12, 2022
Pianist Seong-Jin Cho shares the stage with conductor Yannick Nézét-Séguin and the Vienna Philharmonic for an evening of Rachmaninoff favorites.
Vasily Petrenko & The Royal Philharmonic
July 5, 2022
Named the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s music director in 2021, Petrenko leads the orchestra in an all-English program.
Mälkki & Marsalis
June 28, 2022
Susanna Mälkki conducts the New York Philharmonic and saxophonist Branford Marsalis in music by Adolphus Hailstork, John Adams, and Jean Sibelius. Listen to From Carnegie Hall’s 2021-22 Season: Mälkki & Marsalis.
Carnegie Hall Opening Night Gala
June 21, 2022
Season Premiere: Carnegie Hall‘s opening night gala featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra and pianist Yuja Wang conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Listen to Carnegie Hall Opening Night Gala.
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.
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.
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.
Music and Conversation with Paul Chihara
May 24, 2022, 8:00 pm
The renowned Japanese-American composer will share his childhood memories from an internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho, and revisit highlights of his 60-year compositional career.
Kababayan: A Celebration of Filipino identity
May 17, 2022, 8:00 pm
Vocal and Filipino music expert Dr. Joseph Legaspi shares a program exploring the traditional Filipino genre of love songs called Kundiman.
Music and Conversation with Avi Avital
May 10, 2022, 8:00 pm
The genre-defying Israeli mandolinist is the most sought-after soloist on his instrument and is also the muse of composers for new works for mandolin.
A Tribute to Radu Lupu
May 3, 2022, 8:00 pm
Hear the exceptional pianist Radu Lupu, who recently died at age 76, in some of his signature repertoire: concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Robert Schumann.
From the Studs Terkel Radio Archive: Terezín Chamber Music with Mark Ludwig
April 26, 2022, 8:00 pm
In this program for Holocaust Remembrance Day, WFMT looks back on Studs Terkel's 1991 interview with Mark Ludwig on music from composers interned at the Terezín concentration camp during World War II.
Music and Conversation with Angèle Dubeau
April 19, 2022, 8:00 pm
On the 25th anniversary of the Canadian string ensemble La Pietà with the group’s founder, violinist Angèle Dubeau.
Journey to Freedom
April 12, 2022, 8:00 pm
Solomiya Ivakhiv, the accomplished concert violinist, chamber musician, and educator, shares a highly personal playlist of works by composers from her native Ukraine.
Music and Conversation with Dame Jane Glover
April 5, 2022, 8:00 pm
A conversation with the legendary British conductor, author, and one of the foremost interpreters of 18th century music. In addition to numerous prestigious conducting assignments, Dame Jane Glover was music director of Glyndebourne Touring Opera (1981-1985), artistic director of London Mozart Players (1984-1991), Director of Opera at the Royal Academy of Music (2009-2016), and has served as music director of ...