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WFMT celebrates Carl Grapentine with Beethoven, Bernstein, and bubbles at Ravinia

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, hundreds of Carl Grapentine’s friends, family members, and colleagues gathered at the Ravinia Festival to celebrate his incredible career as the longtime host of WFMT’s Morning Program.

14 Fantastic French Composers You Should Know [Playlist]

Here are just a few of our many favorite French composers, from medieval to modern, that might be new to you.

Beyond ‘Tristan’

One of the more innovative efforts of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in recent years has been the concert series Beyond the Score. It’s an opportunity to peel the curtain back on a composition, on a composer’s mindset, and on their interaction with orchestral instruments. Each show combines musical excerpts, narration, and visuals to examine a single piece of music. After intermission, ...