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Celebrating the New American Canon [PLAYLIST]

We all love Sousa, Gershwin, and Copland. But what about the new(er) entrants to the canon of American classical composers? This Independence Day, we’ve compiled a playlist of just some of the vanguard voices redefining what American classical music sounds like.

July 2020: Classical Livestream Planner

Even though in-person concerts have been suspended, many talented artists and ensembles are committed to sharing stunning music through the internet. Here’s a guide to some upcoming classical livestreams you should add to your calendar!

Have a Happy, Musical, and Safe Holiday With These 9 Chicago Performances

Just because we can't gather in person, it doesn't mean the weekend won't be fun and music-filled! Here are nine musical events (most of them virtual), that will provide a great soundtrack for your celebrations.

This Chicago Program is Helping Young Musicians of Color Break Barriers. Here’s How to Audition.

As classical music organizations around the country are strategizing on how best to engage a race- and age-diverse audience, another important facet of diversity needs to be addressed: not just of the people in the audience, but also of the people onstage. A September 2016 report from the League of American Orchestras indicates just how far US classical music organizations ...

20 Electrifying Classical Music Fireworks to Set Off This Holiday Weekend [PLAYLIST]

With many of the major annual fireworks displays on hold this year because of COVID-19, WFMT is bringing you the fire with a curated playlist of pyrotechnic music.
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