An Interview with Paul Groves

A conversation with the American tenor in advance of his performance in the title role of Philip Glass’s Galileo Galilei at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

Playlist: Classical Music Inspired by Birds

A motley medley of music inspired by birds of all feathers!

Shades of E Minor: Cuong, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky

Rounding out California Symphony’s suite of concerts with works by Viet Cuong, Edward Elgar, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Playlist: Beginner Concertos to Excite the Senses

Classical concertos are a great entry point for beginners. High-flying, exciting, virtuosic, they are often a pinnacle of solo performance.

90 Years: Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2024 Season

Another packed summer of live music awaits.

Historic Elgar Performances, II

Featuring the eminent English composer’s Enigma Variations, Cello Concerto, and more.

Celebrating Frederick Stock

This broadcast celebrates the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s second music director Frederick Stock!

Last Night of the Proms

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and soprano Lise Davidsen join conductor Marin Alsop and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for the celebratory conclusion of the 2023 Proms.

Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations

Plus Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto and a European premiere by Noriko Koide, all conducted by Elim Chan.

Playlist: 8 Popular Songs that Sample Classical Music

Musicians from rap to alternative to K-Pop and beyond look to classical music for inspiration! Here are just a few creative examples.

Britain’s 20th Century Masters

Music by Benjamin Britten and Edward Elgar.

Alsop & Vondráček

Marin Alsop opens this program with Barber’s First Symphony and Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, featuring Lukáš Vondráček in his debut performances, followed by Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

Elgar Cello Concerto

Zlatomir Fung perform a jewel of the cello repertoire.

National Youth Orchestra of the USA

In July 2022, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America made its greatly anticipated return to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, marking its first public performance since 2019.

Anthem for Charles III’s coronation written by Lloyd Webber

The work by Lloyd Webber is one of a dozen new pieces Charles commissioned for the grand occasion taking place May 6 at Westminster Abbey.

Playlist: Music for All Souls Day

All Souls Day (November 2) is a day of prayer and remembrance for departed loved ones observed in many branches of Christianity.

These Quotes From Classical Composers Will Make You Fall in Love With Music All Over Again!

Not only are these composers’ musical works an inspiration, but their words are, too! Here are some of the most beautiful insights you’ll read all day.

Musical Tails: 6 Composers Who Wrote Music for Pets

Meet the incredible pets who inspired some of our favorite music!

Music for Her Majesty: Important Musical Moments in the Life of Queen Elizabeth II of England

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. In memoriam, we take a look at the royal monarch’s life through a musical lens…

Playlist: Classical Coffeeshop

A rich blend of music for calm, conversation, and of course, caffeine.

When Worlds Collided: Classical Music Inspired by the Beautiful Game

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.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason: ‘Being interested is what makes you interesting as a musician’

In 2018, 1.9 billion people around the world watched the young cellist — he was just 19 years old at the time — perform during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Now, he’s released his second album, a collaboration with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Playlist: 10 of Former WFMT Music Director Andi Lamoreaux’s Favorite Musical Works

As WFMT’s Music Director, Andi Lamoreaux got to share some of her favorite music with audiences around the world. Here are some of her favorite pieces and performers, along with suggested recordings.