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In Their Own Words: Inspiring and Evocative Quotes From Classical Artists Who Died in 2018

2018 was a year of great loss and in the worlds of classical music and the arts. As we reflect on the year gone by, WFMT salutes the contributions of artists who died this past year. We commemorate and celebrate the lives of these artists by allowing them to speak directly to us.

VIDEO | Experience a Traditional Swedish Holiday Celebration Held Every Year in Chicago

Candles flicker as young girls and boys parade up and down a stretch of Clark Street singing "The Lucia Song." Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood has long held celebrations the St. Lucia Festival of Lights.

Your Guide to WFMT’s 2016 Holiday Programming

All month long, you can enjoy WFMT's special holiday broadcasts from all around the world. Hear performances by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Chanticleer, the King’s College Choir of Cambridge University, the organ choir of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Music of the Baroque, Itzhak Perlman, and many more, plus special holiday installments of your favorite series.

The Single Most Important Piece of Advice Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Has for Young Musicians Today

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is not only one of the world’s most renowned musicians; he’s also a passionate advocate for using the power of music to create community.

CSO Announces Program Change, Dutoit to Conduct U.S. Premiere of Newly-Discovered Stravinsky Work, “Funeral Song”

In April 2017, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform a newly-discovered work by Stravinsky, Funeral Song (Pogrebal’naya Pesnya), in concerts led by Charles Dutoit. Originally, Dutoit was scheduled to perform Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila with the CSO. The program was changed, however, to present the U.S. premiere of Funeral Song shortly after it has its first performance in ...