Mozart Jupiter Symphony

Plus Copland’s quintessential Appalachian Spring.

Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Featuring Timothy Murray as the licentious nobleman Don Giovanni, alongside James Platt as the Commendatore and Emőke Baráth as his daughter Donna Anna.

Where is Today’s Mozart?

Conductor and educator Michael Lewanski returns to Sounds Classical for an intriguing conversation with LaRob and Kristina, as they explore the idea of “Where is Today’s Mozart?” Recognizing the changes in classical music and the advancement in technology, Michael and the hosts make some interesting discoveries.

Muti, Chen & Mozart Gran Partita

This week, Riccardo Muti conducts Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 (Gran Partita), highlighting a dozen members of the orchestra’s wind section. Opening the program is Cimarosa’s Overture to Il matrimonio segreto. In between, Concertmaster Robert Chen joins in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major.

Playlist: Classical Music You Probably Know (But Can’t Name): Vol. 3

Whether through movies, advertising, samples, or other popular media, classical music is everywhere — you just have to know what to look for!

Alan Gilbert Conducts Mahler’s 6th Symphony

The symphony contains a soaring theme dedicated to Alma Mahler in the first movement and ends with tragic hammer blows.

Chopin & Mozart

In Mozart’s time, a divertimento implied a kind of pleasant background music, something to divert one’s attention when you were really doing something else. And yet, Mozart’s monumental Divertimento, K. 563 stands as one of the most profound, substantial pieces of his lifetime. We’ll hear that music performed by Cho-Liang Lin, Yura Lee, and Mark Kosower. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson opens …

With Summer Near, 25th Annual Rush Hour Concerts Announced

The series presents savvy commuters with free, approachable concerts at River North’s Saint James Cathedral.

15 Books About Music For the Young & Young at Heart

Every library could use more books! Here are our top books about music for the young and the young at heart.

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra 2024–25: John Williams, American Symphonies, Messiah, More

The orchestra’s slate of seven concerts will kick off in September with “Three Great American Symphonies.”

Classical Music Faves and Why People Love Them

Dvořák and Mozart have some pretty popular music. What makes these classical hits so impactful? Join Kristina and LaRob in a fun look and listen at some of the world’s most famous classical pieces as they highlight moments that stand out to them!

Alsop, Conlon, Dudamel: Ravinia Shares ’24 Season

Plus chamber music and ensemble appearances from renowned Chicago artists.

With Mazzola Extended, Lyric Opera Explores Contrast in 2024–2025 Season

The season includes 9 programs, including concerts from opera and musical theater royalty.

Paul Paray and the Detroit Symphony, 1

Sampling the greatest recordings (reissued on the Eloquence label) from a fruitful collaboration.

Music of the Baroque Journeys Through Time in 2024–2025 Season

Highlights include rarely-heard gems, beloved holiday concerts, and the 80th birthday celebration of Nicholas Kraemer.

CSO Announces 2024–25 Season and New Artist-In-Residence

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has announced its 2024–2025 season, a full year of concerts in its mainstage subscription series, as well as chamber, solo, family, and other programming.

Mozart and Beethoven in Concert at the Met

Two concert presentations of pivotal classical works in performances from February 2023 and March 2022.

Alan Gilbert Conducts Mozart’s Final Symphonies

This week we hear former Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert lead Mozart’s final symphonies.

Met Opera Announces ’24–25 Season

Four contemporary operas have their Met premieres.

Mozart Made Mini in Reimagined, “Matchbox” Magic Flute From Tony-Winner Mary Zimmerman

“It’s sort of maximalist in a tiny little space,” describes Tony-winning adapter/director Mary Zimmerman of her miniaturized Matchbox Magic Flute.

Classical Winds

Spotlighting the incredible range of winds in works by Anton Reicha and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Sebastian Knauer, piano

Pianist Sebastian Knauer visits WFMT to play a collection of music composed for him by Michael Nyman plus selections by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The Young Mozart

A program on early Mozart operas to mark the 268th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Playlist: Classical Music for Cooking

Much like a gourmet dish, classical music is the result of many individual elements coming together. The composer, like a chef, must know the distinct flavor profiles of each instrument and how they complement each other.

Muti Conducts Mozart & Prokofiev

Plus the overture to Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims.

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