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WFMT hosted Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s Orbert Davis and Mark Ingram, who discussed Davis’s Emmy-winning score for WTTW’s DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis, their love of jazz, and more.
Humble. Thoughtful. Legendary. After more than 70 years, Mavis Staples’ career is greater than any single word.
The performance lineup features three mainstage operas; all three titles are rare and represent Chicago premieres.
What music will fill your summer? Grant Park shares its 2023 offerings.
As we reflect on the year gone by, WFMT salutes the contributions of members of the arts community who died this past year.
“Rarely do I pick up a CD from an artist who doesn’t pay homage to Rich Warren,” says Wanda Fischer, award-winning host of The Hudson River Sampler.
Some of the most intriguing, spine-curdling, and spirited musical events all around the Chicago area.
Musicians Tomeka Reid (who is Chicago-based), Martha Gonzalez, and Ikue Mori are among the grantees.
The Chicago International Film Festival is back for a 58th year, and as ever, there is an embarrassment of cinematic riches.
The Great Chicago Fire began on October 8, 1871. Here’s some music that takes inspiration from flames.
Brennan was an active and engaged leader, serving on nearly every committee of the WTTW-WFMT board.
A dynamic balance of intensity and optimism holds true throughout the season, which features such program titles as Next, Boundless, and Unapologetic.
The Chicago born and based Lewis was revered in jazz circles for hits like “The In Crowd” and “Hang on Sloopy.” He earned three Grammys and seven gold records.
WFMT spoke to the Chicago-born Lewis in 2015, when, at the age of 80, his music received its first CSO performance.
“We’re celebrating the spirit of the city and taking a moment for some musical civic pride!”
Get a new view of summertime in Chicago… complete with some great classical music!
The new season will kick off with a live concert performance and screening of Ghostbusters.
With commuting, once again, a part of many of our days, the simple concept of the Rush Hour Concerts becomes vital.
Without the Grant Park Music Festival, summer in Chicago simply wouldn’t be … summer in Chicago.
WFMT presenter LaRob K. Rafael interviews Dr. C. Charles Clency, music educator, author, and the last accompanist of Mahalia Jackson.
In this celebratory season, audiences will hear two twentieth-century operas and three world premieres across COT’s full slate of mainstage and special programming.
Banner works by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev headline Muti’s three CSO residencies, ahead of the conclusion of his tenure with Beethoven’s Missa solemnis.
In addition to the annual CSO residency, Ravinia will play host to a spate of guest ensembles, including Music of the Baroque, The Knights, the Lincoln Trio, Chanticleer, the Chicago Philharmonic, and the Chicago Sinfonietta.
The lineup represents the “most ambitious season in recent history,” according to executive director Declan McGovern.
The season will feature four mainstage programs, including the company’s Chicago-centric take on The Nutcracker and the return of Anna Karenina.