China classical music festival to feature Wuhan musicians

China’s first classical music festival since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic is featuring musicians and music from the former epicenter of Wuhan.

In the Age of the Visual Album, What Can Opera Learn from Beyoncé?

The virtual sphere won’t replace the live stage, but it can add a second, more accessible one, with great room for creative growth and the viral potential of easily shareable, iconic images.

The Thrill of Seeing: Scoring The Earliest Movies

In 1939, New York’s Museum of Modern Art acquired a treasure trove: 36 reels of 68mm nitrate prints and negatives made in cinema’s first years.

Watch Third Coast Percussion Perform Mesmeric Music by Devonté Hynes

This Thursday, August 27, WFMT cohosted a livestream with Chicago’s own Third Coast Percussion. The Grammy-winning ensemble performed music by Devonté Hynes from their new album, Fields, in a program that also included rapturous dance videos with choreography by Rena Butler of Hubbard Street Dance Group and directed by Quinn Wharton. We hope you enjoy this recording of the performance! This …

Refuge from Silence: COT, Refugee Orchestra Return to Live Stage

A collaborative performance with Chicago Opera Theater, the Refugee Orchestra Project, and conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya seeks to express the importance of refugee populations in American music and around the world.