Seven Sensational Virtual Field Trips for Chicago Art Lovers

We’re not sure the next time we’ll be able to catch an in-person performance, but luckily, many of Chicago’s hallowed artistic venues are just a click away.

WFMT, CSO Extend Joint Series ‘From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice’ Into September

Featured in the eleven new programs is a wide array of music conducted by Muti, including selections by Bruckner, Berlioz, and Verdi. Additional programs are dedicated to performances conducted by Fritz Reiner, Pierre Boulez, and Bernard Haitink.

From Italy, Muti looks to reopen US classical music scene

RAVENNA, Italy (AP) — Riccardo Muti has sent a resounding message that live classical music has returned the Italian stage after the coronavirus lockdown. He conducted the inaugural concert of the summer festival in his adopted home of Ravenna. The town plans a full festival program in outdoor venues and with distanced musicians. The renowned 78-year-old conductor said the coronavirus …

Bernstein MASS: Join Marin Alsop, Paolo Szot, and WFMT’s George Preston for a Live Panel Discussion

In the hour leading up to the premiere of the Ravinia Festival recording of Bernstein‘s MASS on PBS‘s Great Performances, we invite you to join us for this free panel.

WFMT, CSO Announce Extension of Joint Series ‘From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice’

Today, WFMT is pleased to announce the extension of its collaborative series with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra: From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice — For All Music Lovers in These Difficult Times. The joint series, which is curated by CSO music director Riccardo Muti, launched in April in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the first slate of programs running …