Playing with Color and Form

Music by Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, and George Tsontakis.

The Craft of Shostakovich

Exploring the Soviet-Russian composer’s chamber works.

Britten and Dvořák

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

Romantic Schoenberg

The Quartetto di Cremona performs Schoenberg’s early-20th century Quartet No. 1.

French Ingenuity

A Franck violin sonata, and Saint-Saëns’ indelible Carnival of the Animals for chamber ensemble.

The Art of the String Quartet

The Calidore String Quartet presents century-spanning chamber works for four by Franz Schubert, Anton Webern, Anna Clyne, and Leoš Janáček.

Stravinsky and Franck

An Igor Stravinsky undectet (that’s 11 players!) and a César Franck quartet.

Game Changers

Turning point works by Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, and Brett Dean — whose piece Twelve Angry Men features a dozen cellos.

Classical Winds

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

In Their Own Words: Remembering Those Who Died in 2023

Recognizing the Chicagoans, musicians, artists, and friends of WFMT who died this past year.

Now Adored, It Took 200 Years for Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos to Hit Their Stride. Here’s Why.

A job application, an overwhelmed orchestra, and a shocking true story behind one of classical music’s best loved works.

Chicago Holiday Arts Calendar: Enchanting Concerts, Events, Spectacles, and more!

As we look forward to the festivities, we have compiled some of Chicago’s most enticing holiday offerings!

Music Endures: 50 Years of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

When a classical music organization has been around for 50 years, it can be easy to take it for granted.

Harris Theater Announces 2020-2021 Season

The season, which runs from August 19, 2020, to May 6, 2021, features 36 performances including vocal recitals, symphonic concerts, and ballet performances.

You Heard Violinist Ryan Meehan 10 Years Ago on ‘Introductions’. Now, He’s Performing with a Premiere Chamber Ensemble.

“I love being able to share music with your close friends… As I started playing in more competitions and festivals, I would think, ‘Who would be my dream team for a quartet?’”

10 US Presidents Who Changed Music in America, According to White House Historical Society Director Emerita

Elise K. Kirk, emerita director of the White House Historical Society, highlights ten US presidents who changed music in America through the music they presented at the White House.