Vivaldi, with the Four Seasons

Sampling Vivaldi concertos, culminating in the iconic Four Seasons.

Music of the Baroque: Viva Vivaldi!

The Music of the Baroque Chorus & Orchestra is conducted by Nicholas Kraemer and is joined by violinists Gina DiBello, Kathleen Brauer, and Kevin Case, as well as Brandon Acker on the lute.

Duo Sona

Duo Sona, made up of harpists Eleanor Kirk and Phoebe Powell, performs music by Antonio Vivaldi, Maurice Ravel, and Mikhail Mchedelov.

Music and Conversation with Miloš

An interview with one of the world’s most celebrated classical guitarists on the release of his new album, Baroque.

Playlist: Classical Music for Reading

Whether you’re poring over a biography, traversing a novel, or perhaps writing something yourself, WFMT’s reading playlist is made to help you relax, focus, and get lost in literature.

Violin Concertos and Beethoven’s 8th with Alan Gilbert

Alan Gilbert leads a program featuring violin concertos by Vivaldi and Berg as well as the Symphony No. 8 by Beethoven and the Symphony No. 4 by Brahms.

Amazone: Jupiter Ensemble & Léa Desandre

Opera composers found irresistible the allure of the Amazons, the mythical race of female warriors whom no man could match in strength of body or mind.

Dueling Viols: Vivaldi, Gregori, Dall’Abaco & Brescianello

Along with being known as a composer, Antonio Vivaldi was a renowned violin virtuoso; no further evidence is needed than the famous violin concertos The Four Seasons.

La Foresta Incantata: Geminiani, Handel & Vivaldi

A program of well-known works by Handel and Vivaldi.

The Four Seasons with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Vadim Gluzman

Renowned Chicago-area violinist Vadim Gluzman joins the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to perform Vivaldi’s landmark Four Seasons in this performance from August 2022.

Playlist: Loud Classical Music

Whether you are looking to rev up for the race or drown out the din, this playlist of cacophonous classical music is for you.

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Mutter Virtuosi

Enjoy exemplary string music that includes the Carnegie Hall premiere of an uplifting Saint-Georges concerto as well as classics by Vivaldi and a virtuosic violin duo by Unsuk Chin.

A Classical Music Aerial Adventure: Summer in Chicago

Get a new view of summertime in Chicago… complete with some great classical music!

Playlist: Classical Coffeeshop

A rich blend of music for calm, conversation, and of course, caffeine.

Vivaldi Opera Gets Premiere in Ferrara Nearly 300 Years Late

The Catholic Church and the northern Italian city of Ferrara are making their peace with Antonio Vivaldi nearly 300 years after the city’s archbishop effectively canceled the staging of one of his operas.

Music of the Baroque Announces 2019-20 Season

The upcoming season, the company’s 49th, “will be a season of high drama, storytelling, virtuosity, and spiritual depth,” comments executive director Declan McGovern.

♪ Treat Yo Self to Retta’s 5 Favorite Classical Works ♪

Actress and comedian Retta grabbed classical music lovers’ attention when she appeared on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show, Conan when she revealed that she loves to treat herself to classical music. We spoke with Retta to find out what classical works she wants you to treat yo self to and why.

Playlist: 8 Classical Composers Who Were Cuckoo for Cuckoos

Few birds have inspired more composers than the cuckoo. Lisa Flynn selects some of her favorite works inspired by the cuckoo, from intimate chamber works to grand symphonies.

Video: Hear Third Coast Baroque, Chicago’s Newest Early Music Ensemble

Watch Rubén Dubrovsky and Third Coast Baroque perform the virtuosic music of Vivaldi in the beautiful Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette, Illinois.

Playlist: 10 Classical Works to Put a Little Spring in Your Step

Composers have been inspired by all aspects of nature, and the changing of the seasons is no exception. As the weather warms up and the birds begin to chirp, here are some classical works to put a little spring in your step.

Hear Astor Piazzolla’s Tango Take on Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’

Unlike Vivaldi’s concertos, Piazzolla’s Four Seasons wasn’t originally intended to be a series.

Playlist: 10 Shakespeare-Inspired Operas You Should Know

If “Music oft hath such a charm / To make bad good, and good provoke to harm,” perhaps these 10 Shakespeare-inspired operas will charm you.

Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Us That Vivaldi Arranged His “Spring” Concerto for Chorus!?!?

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are some of the most frequently performed and instantly recognizable classical works today. The four concertos – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – were first published in 1725 in a larger collection of concertos called The Contest Between Harmony and Invention.