Playlist | Fire and Flames in 25 Pieces

Chicago’s history is inextricably tied to fire. Here’s some music that takes inspiration from flames.

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!

Voguing Meets Classical in Stunning New Music Video

Music and motion come together beautifully in a new video featuring dancers Jason Rodriguez and José Lapaz Rodriguez and set to music by pianist and composer Chad Lawson.

No 2020 ‘Nutcracker’ As Joffrey Ballet Cancels Performances through December

Today, the Joffrey Ballet announced cancellations through December 2020 in light of the COVID-19 crisis. This means the outright cancellation of two productions: Manon, which was to launch the season in October, and Christopher Wheeldon’s Nutcracker, which was created specifically for the Joffrey and Chicago. Combined with the cancellation of Don Quixote, which was set to close the 2019-20 season …

Deaf Hip-Hop Dancer is Moved by Beethoven’s 5th in New Music Video

With beautiful images and stunning dancing, this video reminds us that not everyone engages with music the same way.

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