The following arts organizations are offering WFMT members TWO TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE FULL-PRICE TICKET unless otherwise noted. Offers are limited to one episode or pair of tickets per event on an “as available” basis. Not all organizations accept payment by credit card. Offers may not be combined with any other discounts or offers, are not applicable to previously purchased tickets, and allow no refunds or exchanges. Some restrictions may apply.
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WFMT members can get 2 for 1 tickets to any Music of the Baroque performance at the Harris Theater during the 2022-23 season. Visit https://www.baroque.org/Seasons/2022-2023 for concert information and to purchase tickets.Use code WFMT2223 at checkout. Members can also call the Music of the Baroque box office at (312) 551-1414.
Chicago a cappella: “From Behind Closed Doors”
(773)281-7820, www.chicagoacappella.org (Use code WFMT2022)
Let our ten singers inspire you with beautifully moving pieces that were previously held back unjustly due to personal reasons, societal norms, or inequity. We’ll also open the doors for new and unknown works to step into the spotlight. Works by: Howells, Byrd, Aleotti, Bonds, Garrop, and winners of the HerVoice Emerging Women Composers Competition
Evanston: Saturday, February 18, 8:00 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.
Naperville: Sunday, February 19, 4:00 pm. Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago: Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm. Allen Recital Hall at Holtschneider Performance Center, 2330 N. Halsted St.
River Forest: Sunday, March 5, 4:00 pm. Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St.
St. Charles Singers: Two
https://stcharlessingers.com/ (use code WFMT for 50% off the price of your ticket)
Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem anchors this performance by the St Charles Singers, a concert that will also feature works by 20th- and 21st-century female composers, in a program that explores medieval chant, connecting the sacred works the choir has chosen to perform from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.
Saturday, March 4, 2023, 7:30 pm. St. Michael Catholic Church, 310 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187
Sunday, March 5, 2023, 3:00 pm. Baker Memorial Church, 307 Cedar Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174
The Orion Ensemble: 30th Anniversary Season: Concert 3
630-628-9591 (Available ONLY in advance by calling and using code WFMT, not available at the door)
Marking a milestone in the Chicago music scene, The Orion Ensemble celebrates 30 years of chamber music performance. Concert 3 brings two virtuosic trios: Alexander Arutiunian’s energetic Suite for Clarinet, Violin and Piano (1993) and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s profound (and only) Trio in A Minor for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 50 “Rubenstein.” Joining Orion musicians Kathryne Pirtle on clarinet, Florentina Ramniceanu on violin and Diana Schmück on piano is guest cellist Mara McClain.
Sunday, March 5 at 7 pm. New England Congregational Church, 406 W. Galena Boulevard, Aurora
Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 pm. PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Sunday, March 12 at 7:30 pm. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
Symphony 847: Scheherazade: Exotic Tales of a Heroine
Link to website for discount tickets
Symphony847 presents three works inspired by women. Both Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Maurice Ravel drew inspiration from Scheherezade, the heroine at the center of “1,001 Nights.” Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral tour-de-force is central to our program – the composer himself described the piece as a “kaleidoscope of fairy-tale images.” Ravel, who greatly admired Rimsky-Korsakov’s work, depicts a panorama of fantasy and exoticism in his own Shéhérezade, in which Symphony847 will be joined by mezzo soprano Rachel Wood, as soloist. We will open this program of pieces featuring the stories of heroic women with Anna Clyne’s Restless Ocean. Former Mead Composer-in-Residence with the Chicago Symphony, Clyne drew inspiration from the poem “A Woman Speaks” by Audre Lorde, in this exciting piece which embraces the power of women.
ABOUT SCHEHERAZADE: You can learn more about Scheherazade here or by listening to Marin Alsop discuss Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade on NPR.
Friday, March 17 at 7:30 pm. Gorton Community Center, 400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Chicago Opera Theater: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing
312-704-8414 or https://chicagooperatheater.org/ (Code WFMTB2G1)
Alan Turing, a brilliant computer scientist, saves England from Nazi U-boats during World War II. Despite his innovative feat he was chemically castrated after being found guilty of gross indecency for a homosexual relationship. Turing was found poisoned alongside a cyanide-laced apple just two years later. While his death was ruled a suicide, there are alternative theories to the cause.
Thursday, March 23, 7:30 pm and Saturday, March 25, 3:00 pm. 205 E. Randolph St, Chicago IL 60601
Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras (EYSO): Fundamentals Concert
eyso.org/concert (Code FNDM987. Also available to be live streamed, purchase livestream tickets at same link.)
EYSO invites all to the 7:00 p.m. concert for a variety of performances featuring their Brass Choir Ensemble, flagship Youth Symphony orchestra, and a special collaboration with the Chicago Brass Band. Some Philharmonia students will join this concert. Some notable repertoire that will be performed is Respighi’s Pines of Rome by Youth Symphony.
Saturday, April 1, 7:00 pm. 171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest
708-218-2648 or SymphonyOPRF.org (Tickets are 20% off for WFMT subscribers with code: SUBSCRIBER. For more information reach out to 708-218-2648 or [email protected])
The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest and Chorus, under the baton of Music Director Jay Friedman, will present a world premiere of Symphony No. 3 by composer Alex Groesch and Te Deum by Hector Berlioz at 7:30 pm Monday, April 3, at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Avenue, in Chicago. Tenor Christian Ketter and organist Patrick Godon are featured in the Berlioz work, which is rarely performed due to the size and complexity of the choral and orchestral parts. Joining forces for this concert are members of City Voices, William Chin, director; Evanston Children’s Choir, Gary Geiger, artistic director; Pro Musica Youth Chorus, Laura Pinto, artistic director; Schola Cantorum of Concordia University, Maurice Boyer, director; Spirito! Singers: Bravura, Ragazze, and Men of Spirito!, Carling FitzSimmons, artistic director; Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest Chorus, William Chin, director; and Tower Chorale, Patrick Godon, director.
Monday, April 3, 7:30 pm. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
Theater and Dance
The Gene Siskel Film Center offers WFMT members $7 tickets year round for all films, unless otherwise noted here. Only available for purchases made in person, present your WFMT membership card at the time of purchase, one discount ticket per membership card.
Saint Sebastian Players: The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson
[email protected] (Please email with code WFMT to reserve two full-price tickets ($30) for the price of one, pay at the door with WFMT card. Subject to availability.)
Gunderson, one of the most produced playwrights in the U.S., reveals what many don’t know about the man behind such literary masterpieces as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet: Without Henry Condell and John Heminges, half of Shakespeare’s plays would have been lost forever. After the death of their friend and mentor, the two actors are determined to compile the First Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives—borrowing, begging and banding together to get it done. Set amidst the noise and color of Elizabethan London, the play is an unforgettable true story of love, loss and laughter and sheds new light on the legendary playwright.
February 17–March 12—Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm. St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago (entrance on Marshfield).
Please contact the organizations below before visiting to confirm opening times and the current availability of the offer.
Glessner House: 2 for 1 Tours
Call (312) 326-1480 to reserve space (mention WFMT)
This 75-minute docent led tour will explore the Gilded Age mansion of the Glessner family, designed in 1885-1886 by architect Henry Hobson Richardson. It is now a National Historic Landmark and has been fully restored with most of its original furnishings. glessnerhouse.org
Tours offered Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm, year round except major holidays. Advance reservation required.
Glessner House, 1800 South Prairie Avenue in Chicago.
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture: 2-for-1 Museum Admission (773) 582-6500
Founded in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, the Balzekas Museum is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Lithuanian culture. The Museum celebrates the notable achievements of Lithuanian Americans, the Lithuanian nation, and Lithuanian communities world-wide. For more information on the museum and exhibits, visit www.balzekasmuseum.org.
Daily 10 am-4 pm, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL
Evanston History Center at the Charles Gates Dawes House: 2-for-1 Admission for Tours (847) 475-3410
Tour the historic home of former Vice President Charles Gates Dawes, gain entrance to the permanent exhibit on Evanston history, Milestones & Memories. The interior house is only viewable by tour! The tour includes all of the first floor and part of the second floor. For more information and any schedule changes, visit www.evanstonhistorycenter.org.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm, at 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL
Museum of Contemporary Photography: 20% off on publications (312) 369-7794 (Use Code WFMT)
Enjoy 20% off of publication purchases. Founded by Columbia College Chicago in 1984, the museum collaborates with artists, photographers, communities, and institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. MoCP offers publications by internationally recognized artists in their museum shop as well as online. For more information, visit www.mocp.org.
600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
The Polish Museum of America: 2-for-1 admission to special exhibits. www.thepolishmuseumofamerica.org
984 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL (773) 384-3352.
Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago: 2-for-1 Museum Admission (312) 421-8020
The Ukrainian National Museum was founded in 1952 as the Ukrainian Museum and Archive. The Museum collections include artifacts of traditional folk arts, such as embroidery, costumes, weavings and wood and metal inlays as well as musical instruments, household utensils, souvenir materials from the Soviet Union, and artwork by Ukrainian immigrants. For more information on the museum and exhibits, visit [email protected]
Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 am-4 pm, 2249 West Superior St., Chicago, IL
Please contact the restaurants below before visiting to confirm opening times and the current availability of the offer.
Unless indicated, the following restaurants offer members presenting their card TWO ENTREES FOR THE PRICE OF THE MORE EXPENSIVE ONE (unless otherwise noted) nightly except Fridays and Saturdays (unless marked +Fri. or +Sat.). Discounts apply to dinner only (unless marked +Lunch). One discount per table. Not applicable to lower-priced specials or in combination with other offers or discount cards. Other restrictions may apply. Cuisine descriptions are supplied by the restaurants.
Café Marbella (773) 853-0128
Spanish tapas and cuisine
20% off bill on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights only.
5527 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
Isla Pilipina (773) 271-2988
Buy one entree and get another of equal or lesser value for free.
2501 W Lawrence Ave, Unit D, Chicago, IL
Jenny’s Steakhouse (708) 229-2272 & Jenny’s @ 191 South 708-479-6873
American, steaks, seafood, ribs, sandwiches
$10 off purchase of $30 or more, not valid on holidays or special events.
11041 S Menard, Chicago Ridge, IL
10160 W 191st Street, Mokena, IL
Oceanique (847) 864-3435
$25 off the entire meal. Not valid with any other offers including Groupon, Travel Zoo and Living Social. Also not valid with “No Corkage Monday,” “Maine Lobster Wednesday,” Northwestern Commencement, New Years Eve or Valentine’s Day. One card per table.
505 Main Street, Evanston, IL
Prairie Moon (847) 864-8328
Regional American “Good lookin’ scratch cookin’!”
15% discount for the entire meal (Lunch/Dinner). Valid only for WFMT card holders, not the entire party.
1635 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
Shokran (773) 427-9130
Authentic Moroccan Cuisine (BYOB)
4027 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL
Tre Kronor Restaurant (773) 267-9888
Swedish/Norwegian (+Fri., Sat.)
$10 off when you spend $40
3258 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL
Via Veneto (773) 267-0888
25% off lunch and dinner (food only), any night but Saturday
Maximum discount is $50
6340 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL
Businesses and Services
Please contact the businesses below before visiting to confirm opening times and the current availability of the offer.
The Armadillo’s Pillow Book Company: Used books – common, uncommon and hard-to-find! 15% discount on all items, except gift certificates. www.ArmadillosPillow.com 6753 Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL (773) 761-2558
Best Friends Diamonds & Gems: You will receive 5% off loose GIA natural diamonds with the purchase of a custom mounting. In addition, upon making your purchase, we will immediately send a donation to WFMT because we wish to help ensure classical music remains accessible to WFMT listeners.www.bestfriendsdiamonds.com.By private consultation. Please call Karla Lewis, Gemologist (GIA), Diamond and Custom Jewelry Expert, (312) 269-9999.
The Bookstore: 10% off on a single item. 475 North Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-2891
Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore: 10% discount (only items in stock with the exception of $3 and $7 books).
7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL www.centuriesandsleuths.com
Clergy for Weddings: Wedding officiants. Discount of $75 for each couple who use our services and are being married on the reception site. 11136 South Whipple Street, Chicago, IL (773) 445-2121
Coulsons Music: 10% discount in store with WFMT Membership card. Chicago’s leading music store, providing professional and student sheet music, gifts, and accessories. (312) 461-1989
Fleetwind Ski Club: Ski club serving Chicagoland for over 50 years. 20% off new memberships. PO Box 607811, Chicago, IL (773) 973-4417
Fragile Music Group: Reduced hourly recording rate $55/hour (regular $95). Maximum 10 hours in blocks of 5 hours. One customer per company. www.fragilemusicgroup.com 603 Ridge, Homewood, IL (708) 206-1002
Frugal Muse Books Music and Movies: Used and new books, music, movies, and videogames. 10% off any USED item. 7511 Lemont Rd., #146, Darien, IL (630) 427-1140 www.frugalmusebooks.com
Joe’s Expert Auto Inc.: Import auto repair and service. 10% off parts and labor, not applicable with any other offers, or dealer parts. www.jexpertauto.com
2740 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL (773) 862-6200
Northwest Nordic Ski Club: Complimentary membership for first year (new members). Submit online application form/waiver and mention WFMT. www.nwnordicskiclub.com | PO Box 5, Arlington Heights, IL 60006 | (847) 239-2879.
Olive & Well: Gourmet gift and tasting shop. 15% off any Olive & Well labeled domestic and imported products. www.oliveandwell.com 133 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL (708) 848-4230
Pianist, Ellen Elizabeth Mosher: Concert pianist. Solo piano entertainment for events including parties, receptions, dinners and weddings. $50 credit on a standard 3-hour (or more) performance on your tuned piano. Call for availability on Monday – Saturday only, 10 am – 6 pm. 1033 West Loyola Avenue, Suite 1301, Chicago, IL (773) 465-4098
Polish American Contractors Association: 10% discount on commercial and residential construction and remodeling. www.pacba.org
3860 North 25th Avenue (312) 866-9760
Richard Stromberg’s Chicago: 2-for-1 Photography Class Tuition. Enjoy a 2-for-1 discount on any class offered at your choice of locations in Ravenswood, downtown Chicago, Oak Park, or Park Ridge. Call for class locations. www.chicagophotoclasses.com. Present WFMT member card on first day of class. (872) 529-2272
Scherwood Golf Concessions: Two for One Greens Fee. Weekdays only. Paid riding cart required.
600 E. Joliet Street, Schererville, IN www.scherwood.com (219) 865-2554
Sheet Music Back in Print: 20% discount ($5 off) on $25 Annual Membership Fee: annual membership allows free access to more than 200 works. Modern Editions of Piano/Vocal Music from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Popular Songs/Art Songs/Solo Piano/Sacred Songs www.sheetmusicbackinprint.com
235 Main Street, Evanston, IL (847) 869-9447
Shen Shen Health and Harmony: 15% discount on acupuncture and massages. www.shenshenhealth.com
2764 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL (773) 935-4325
Shutan.com, Inc.: 15% off on transfer of movie film and VHS to DVD. www.shutan.com
The Suzuki-Orff School of Music: An engaging and relaxed approach to music education. Programs available for students ages 6 months – adult. 10% off total tuition for one quarter for new students only. www.chimemusic.org 1148 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL (312) 738-2646
Westgate Flowers: Retail florist. 10% discount for in-store purchases and phone delivery orders from our shop. (excludes “FTD” wireout orders) 841 S. Oak Park, Oak Park, IL (708) 386-0072 www.westgateflowers.com