Stories

Less than 5% of Audio Engineers are Women: This is My Story

My name is Mary Mazurek, and I am a recording engineer, an artist, an educator, and a Ph.D. candidate. But most of all, I am a woman working in a very male-dominated field. I've enjoyed a wonderful career. But it almost didn't happen.

4 Celebrities Who Happen to Play French Horn

What do a political analyst, a former Miss America, a fake news anchor, and a young Obi-Wan Kenobi have in common? At some point in each of their lives, they all played French horn!

14 Facts About Haydn

As we celebrate Haydn’s Birthday on the air, enjoy these fun facts about the composer from hosts and Haydn lovers Peter Van de Graaff and Carl Grapentine. Share your favorite facts about Haydn with us in the comments below. 1. Haydn was born the year George Washington was born (1732) and died the year Abraham Lincoln was born (1809). 2. ...

Host Peter van de Graaff Stars in Haymarket’s ‘Don Quichotte’

You’ve come to know Peter van de Graaff’s voice by listening to Through the Night with Peter van de Graaff and as WFMT’s chief announcer. But, did you know you can also hear Peter’s voice on some of the world’s most prestigious stages? As a bass-baritone, Peter has performed with leading orchestras — including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — and ...

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2016-17 Season

Thursday, January 14, 2015, Lyric Opera of Chicago announced its 2016-17 Season, scheduled to include 8 opera productions on its main stage, 1 opera production at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and 1 musical, part of its ongoing American Musical Initiative. Casting includes Eric Owens, Piotr Beczała, Christine Goerke, Sondra Radvanosvky, Joseph Calleja, and Ana María Martínez. The ...