Van Zweden Conducts Stravinsky, Debussy, and Beethoven

Music director Jaap van Zweden conducts Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Debussy’s La Mer, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major.

Playlist: 14 Works for the Solar Eclipse

Music to set the stage for a remarkable celestial spectacle.

Playing with Color and Form

Music by Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, and George Tsontakis.

Dancing Around the Piano: Beethoven, Bernstein, Debussy, and Frank

This concert brings a rousing set of works from Bernstein, Debussy, and Gabriela Lena Frank all focused on the theme of dance.

Paul Paray and the Detroit Symphony, 1

Sampling the greatest recordings (reissued on the Eloquence label) from a fruitful collaboration.

Debussy, Berlioz, Chen, and Saint-Saëns

Chen Qigang’s Reflet d’un temps disparu is stunningly performed by French cellist Gautier Capuçon; the rest of the program features music by French composers.

CSO Announces 2024-25 Season and New Artist-In-Residence

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has announced its 2024-2025 season, a full year of concerts in its mainstage subscription series, as well as chamber, solo, family, and other programming.

Game Changers

Turning point works by Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, and Brett Dean — whose piece Twelve Angry Men features a dozen cellos.

The Philharmonic Remembers Pierre Boulez

The broadcast features works by Wagner, Mahler, Stravinsky, Berg, Debussy and Carter plus some of Mr. Boulez’s own music.

Playlist: Classical Music for Cooking

Much like a gourmet dish, classical music is the result of many individual elements coming together. The composer, like a chef, must know the distinct flavor profiles of each instrument and how they complement each other.

90 Years: Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2024 Season

Another packed summer of live music awaits.

The Art of Guido Cantelli

Italian conductor Guido Cantelli — Toscanini’s appointed “spiritual heir” — leads works by Brahms, Debussy, and Tchaikovsky.

The Sound of Home: Debussy, Caroline Shaw and Florence Price

The musical celebration of our new hall continues with a US Premiere by Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw.

Encore Broadcast | Louis Auxenfans, 18, clarinet

Introductions welcomes a return guest for a full clarinet recital: Louis Auxenfans of Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.

Leonard Slatkin Conducts Copland, Rouse, Ravel

Robert Langevin is the soloist in the Celtic-influenced Flute Concerto by Christopher Rouse. We’ll also hear works by Copland and Ravel including the Boléro, all conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

Afkham & Gluzman

David Afkham returns to the CSO podium to lead Debussy, Ravel, and Shostakovich.

Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande

Lost in the forest, a prince encounters an ethereal beauty with a mysterious past (and lush locks that would make Rapunzel envious).

Water Festival: Smetana, Hailstork, Takemitsu, Debussy

Music director Ken-David Masur leads water-inspired music by Smetana, Hailstork, Takemitsu, Debussy, and David Ludwig.

Ziggy and Miles Johnston Guitar Duo

Ziggy and Miles Johnston perform music on guitar by Claude Debussy, Katie Jenkins, Ken Murray, and Radames Gnattali.

Jaap van Zweden Conducts The Rite of Spring, La Mer, and Beethoven’s 7th

Music director Jaap van Zweden conducts Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Debussy’s La Mer, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major.

Video: Pianist Jiao Sun Plays Liszt, Debussy, Chopin, and More

Jiao Sun, a US-based pianist originally from Harbin, China, visited Chicago for a captivating recital.

Playlist: WFMT Listeners’ First Favorites

We all came to love classical music in different ways. Here are some of the musical first loves of our WFMT listeners, in their own words.

The 2023 Collaborative Works Festival

A preview of Song of Myself, the art song festival which begins next month.

Rainer Crosett, cello and Kuang-Hao Huang, piano

Cellist Rainer Crosett and pianist Kuang-Hao Huang perform music by Nadia Boulanger, Manuel de Falla, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

Pelios String Quartet; Sofia Radovic & Miriam Kessler

Music by Debussy, Bartók, Haydn, and Saint-Saëns.

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