Philippe Jordan Conducts Britten’s War Requiem

Conductor Philippe Jordan and the San Francisco Symphony join forces in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, a tremendous work embodying the composer’s deep pacifist beliefs.

Carmina burana

Osmo Vänskä leads the CSO in Off’s Carmina burana featuring Joélle Harvey, Reginald Mobley and Hugh Russell. Plus a Seiji Ozawa-conducted performance of Britten’s Young Person’s Guide.

Opening Night: Dvořák Cello Concerto

Alban Gerhardt plays Dvořák’s deeply moving Cello Concerto, and we hear works by Britten and Clyne.

The Wound-Dresser and Other Works in Response to War

A program for Memorial Day including Gerald Finzi’s Farewell to Arms and Benjamin Britten’s Ballad of Heroes.

Playlist: Classical Music Inspired by Birds

A motley medley of music inspired by birds of all feathers!

Britten and Dvořák

A Britten canticle for countertenor, tenor, and piano; a Dvořák piano trio.

90 Years: Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2024 Season

Another packed summer of live music awaits.

Mahler & Britten

We conclude the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra broadcast season in triumphant fashion, with an excerpt from Britten’s Peter Grimes and Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony.

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Choral and Brass Concert

Enjoy this festive celebration brimming with beautiful music for the season.

Carmina burana

This week, Osmo Vänskä leads the CSO in Orff’s Carmina burana featuring Joélle Harvey, Reginald Mobley, and Hugh Russell. Included in the program is Montgomery’s Banner and Rautavaara’s Cantus Arcticus, as well as Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Britain’s 20th Century Masters

Music by Benjamin Britten and Edward Elgar.

First Night of the Proms 2023

The 2023 BBC Proms season gets off to a whirlwind start with a series of Nordic delights and music by Benjamin Britten and Bohdana Frolyak.

Britten’s Turn of the Screw

Benjamin Britten’s mysterious and spellbinding ghost story-turned-opera is presented by the Budapest Festival Orchestra under the baton of Iván Fischer.

Bella Voce Unveils 2023-2024 Season

The season embarks on explorations of both staples and forgotten gems of Renaissance and Early Music repertoire.

Olivia Boen, soprano and Shannon McGinnis, piano

Music by Josephine Lang, Benjamin Britten, Ottorino Respighi, and Giacomo Puccini.

All-Britten Program Conducted by Alan Gilbert

Alan Gilbert conducts two works by English composer Benjamin Britten in this program from 2013. The Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with Michael Slattery and Philip Myers as the soloists is followed by the Spring Symphony with soloists and chorus.

Superstar Baritone Nathan Gunn on American Opera, Stage Presence, and Versatility

“My job as a singer, if I’m doing my job correctly, is no different than what a curator does with a beautiful work of art.”

Dame Jane Glover on Albert Herring

The English conductor returns to Chicago Opera Theater to lead Britten’s comic masterpiece later this month.

Playlist: The Best Classical Christmas Albums of 2022

Christmas is the most musical time of the year, and each December, we look forward to sharing a new assortment of festive holiday albums.

Music for Her Majesty: Important Musical Moments in the Life of Queen Elizabeth II of England

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. In memoriam, we take a look at the royal monarch’s life through a musical lens…

Playlist: A Classical Fishing Trip

10 pieces of music inspired by angling and sea creatures

LGBTQ Pride Month 2021 on WFMT

This LGBTQ Pride Month, WFMT honors the numerous LGBTQ artists and composers who have changed classical music for the better.

Memorial Day 2021 on WFMT

All weekend long, WFMT will be honoring Memorial Day in music. Check out these highlights that you won’t want to miss.

What Words Cannot Express: Ian Bostridge on the Power of Music

In a free three-part lecture, esteemed tenor Ian Bostridge examines the capacity of music to capture the otherwise indescribable phenomena of life: identity, existence, and death.

2020’s 8 Best Classical Christmas Albums

Every year, the holiday season brings a new assortment of fabulous and festive Christmas albums.