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Classical Music for Pumpkin Spice Season That’s Anything but Basic

While we all love the classics like the “Autumn” concerto from Vivaldi’s "Four Seasons," here are some works that are a little less… common to cozy up with this fall.

QUIZ | What Mozart Opera Are You?

Mozart's 22 operas each have their own unique personalities. Are you fun and lovable like "The Magic Flute"? Are you passionate and dark like "Don Giovanni"? Find out what Mozart opera YOU are!

Singer Omara Portuondo on the Buena Vista Social Club’s Farewell Tour

Señora Portuondo, one of the greatest singers of our time, spoke with WFMT about Buena Vista’s goodbye tour, relations between the U.S. and Cuba, and the power music has to bring people together.

Star Soprano Karita Mattila’s Secrets to a Long, Successful Career

Finnish soprano and two-time Grammy Award winner Karita Mattila is celebrating her 33rd season as a professional performer. What are the secrets to her enduring success?

Ramsey Lewis, 80, on His Long Overdue CSO Debut

“It’s only taken 80 years for me to write the piece for them, but it’s a good feeling,” he said with pride. WFMT spoke with Lewis about his first forays composing large-scale works, his 80-year journey to the CSO, and his new album.