For this WFMT Bach to School Virtual Assembly, WFMT’s George Preston welcomed mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges and composer Shawn Okpebholo to discuss J’Nai’s stunning Habanera from Carmen and Shawn’s composition “Oh Glory.”
From the Composer’s Studio invites you to hear Missy Mazzoli and Jessie Montgomery, two of today’s most celebrated composers, provide a glimpse into their work. Enjoy this insightful, lively discussion co-produced by the CSOA and WFMT.
With this year’s Euro Cup Finals nearly upon us, chants and songs are breathing life into the stadiums. Yet as it turns out, the relationship between music and football extends way beyond chants and national anthems.
The Chicago Sinfonietta has over 30 years of experience making classical music relevant, accessible, and reflective of Chicago’s diverse communities. This season, the orchestra is tackling diversity through the lens of joy.
Even though Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg disagreed on many things, what united them was humor and a love for opera. Composer, librettist, and former attorney Derrick Wang reveals how he created an opera about these two influential figures.
Among the canceled 2021 productions are Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro; and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, as well as a concert tribute to music director Sir Andrew Davis, who concludes his 20-year tenure at the end of this season.
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.