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Highlights (including Brahms and Beethoven) from the career of what may be the preeminent cellist of the 20th century.
Highlights (including Elgar, Brahms, and Dvořák) from the career of what may be the preeminent cellist of the 20th century.
Hannu Lintu returns to lead Brahms’ Fourth Symphony and Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra featuring Ray Chen.
Works by Johannes Brahms, Vincent d’Indy, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Claude Debussy led by one of the 20th century’s definitive conductors.
Edo de Waart opens this program with John Adams’ The Chairman Dances, followed by Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto in D featuring Leila Josefowicz and Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony.
Concerts featuring Christine Brewer, Brandon Patrick George, and more. But with a music director to be named in the coming months, we will have to wait to see who will conduct them.
Collaborators Matthew Cohen and Zhenni Li-Cohen perform a concert of music for viola and piano.
In two expressive, charismatic works of cello repertoire, ascendant artist Gabriel Martins Brahms’ Cello Sonata No. 2.
Cellist Jean Hatmaker is a founding member of the Kontras Quartet and the principal cellist of the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. She teamed up with pianist Michael Finlay to play music by Brahms and Coleridge-Taylor.
The music of Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms somehow managed to make a lovely spring afternoon even better.
Are you a revolutionary like Beethoven, or are you obsessive like Berlioz? Take this quiz to see which symphonic master you most resemble.
Think you know a lot about classical music? Robbie Ellis, WFMT host, composer, music director, and comedy songmaker extraordinaire shares four untold musical revelations that will have your head spinning!
The classical crossover has not always had the best reputation, but there’s no shortage of ambitious, energizing takes on genre-mixing. Composer and conductor Teddy Abrams, who collaborated with indie-rocker Jim James on a recent album, breaks down the perils and payoffs of the crossover.
On January 15, violinist Stephen Kim and pianist Ilya Friedberg shared the Chicago Cultural Center stage for a concert of passionate, dynamic music by two Romantic composers: Ernest Chausson and Johannes Brahms.
From under the Tiffany Dome of the Chicago Cultural Center, the Merz Trio, which features violinist Brigid Coleridge, cellist Julia Yang, and pianist Lee Dionne, performs Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major. This performance was part of the trio’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert on October 16, 2019.
In the gap between a languid summer and a long winter, there’s just enough room left for fall. It’s a season for transformation, comfort, reflection, and growth. In other words, it’s the perfect time to grab some cider, take in that brilliant fall foliage, and enjoy this playlist created for you by WFMT staff and hosts!
Winter can be grueling, but music can warm and soothe. Here’s the music that helps WFMT get through the season.
The eighty-fifth annual season opens June 12 and will run through August 17, with most performances taking place at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
There may be one city in the world that can be considered the capital of New Year’s celebrations and music, and that is Vienna, Austria. We asked several classical artists to share why they love living in this venerable European city.
The history of music is full of friendships and feuds. These composers certainly had complicated relationships. What are your favorite composer clashes?
Watch acclaimed pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe perform live in the WFMT studios.
Russian-born Spanish pianist Marianna Prjevalskaya performs live in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center during a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert.
“The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and I extend our condolences to the families of the victims of today’s tragedy.”
The summer festival’s 2018 season of concerts runs for 10 weeks from June 13 to August 18.
All Grant Park Music Festival concerts are free. WFMT will have several live broadcasts from the festival, including opening night and the Beethoven Ninth concerts. See a full listing of performances.