Yo-Yo Ma Plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Kurt Masur conducts Dvořák and Beethoven.

Celebration

Jubilant works by Felix Mendelssohn and Antonín Dvořák.

Opening Night: Dvořák Cello Concerto

Alban Gerhardt plays Dvořák’s deeply moving Cello Concerto, and we hear works by Britten and Clyne.

North Shore Chamber Music Fest Returns

Across four programs, performers including violinist Paul Huang, pianist Alessio Bax, and the festival’s co-founders explore a range of chamber music rep.

Christoph von Dohnányi Conducts Dvořák

Martin Helmchen is the soloist in Dvořák’s piano concerto in G minor and his Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”

Classical Music Faves and Why People Love Them

Dvořák and Mozart have some pretty popular music. What makes these classical hits so impactful? Join Kristina and LaRob in a fun look and listen at some of the world’s most famous classical pieces as they highlight moments that stand out to them!

Playlist: 14 Works for the Solar Eclipse

Music to set the stage for a remarkable celestial spectacle.

Britten and Dvořák

A Britten canticle for countertenor, tenor, and piano; a Dvořák piano trio.

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.

75th Annual Elgin Symphony Orchestra Season Announced

Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Beethoven, and other high-flying orchestral highlights mark the ESO’s 75th anniversary season.

Alban Gerhardt, Marin Alsop, and the German Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop leads the German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin, in a performance of Montgomery, Dean, and Dvořák.

Playlist: Jazz Takes on Classical Greats

The special bond between jazz and classical is growing closer by the day. So let’s appreciate these incredible renditions of timeless classical favorites!

90 Years: Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2024 Season

Another packed summer of live music awaits.

Blomstedt Conducts Dvořák 8

Eminent Swedish-American conductor Herbert Blomstedt leads two Dvořák landmarks — the restless, bucolic Eighth Symphony and the impassioned Cello Concerto — each imbued with the composer’s hallmark warmth and Bohemian charm.

Gilbert Conducts Beethoven, Lindberg, and Dvořák

Alan Gilbert is joined by two former Artists-in-Residence in works by Beethoven, Dvořák, and former Composer-in-Residence Magnus Lindberg.

Orozco-Estrada & Hahn

Hilary Hahn — the CSO’s first artist-in-residence — performs Dvořák’s Violin Concerto.

Dvořák’s Beginnings

Early works by Antonín Dvořák.

Muti Conducts Beethoven & Price

The program begins with Beethoven’s Overture to Egmont and Fourth Symphony, followed by Still’s Mother and Child and Price’s Third Symphony.

Kodachrome Saxophone Quartet

Kodachrome — made up of Calvin Wong, soprano saxophone, Jade Deatherage, alto saxophone, Siobhan Plouffe, tenor saxophone, and Bonson Lee, baritone saxophone — performs music live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Simone Young

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the first Black musician to win the BBC Young Musician Award, is the soloist in Dvořák’s Cello Concerto.

Dvořák and Bruckner

LA Phil’s Principal Concertmaster performs the great Dvořák concerto, and the Music Director of the Vienna State Opera leads Anton Bruckner’s epic 7th Symphony.

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.

NY Phil Through the Ages

We explore two symphonies prominent in the Orchestra’s history — Beethoven’s Fifth and Dvořák’s Ninth — through the interpretive lenses of six former Music Directors

The Pines of Rome

The exciting and innovative Eric Jacobsen makes his Grant Park Music Festival debut.

Arnaud Sussmann & Michael Stephen Brown

Two alumni of the Ravinia Steans Music Institute — Arnaud Sussmann, violin, and Michael Stephen Brown, piano — join forces for a wide-ranging program of music from the 18th century to today.

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