VIDEO | Two Unsung Quartets Played by Fischoff-Winning Risus Quartet

Hearing music by Schubert and Mendelssohn, WFMT audiences enjoyed some rarified music-making by the Risus Quartet, the Grand Prize winner of the prestigious 2021 Fishoff Competition.

26 Christmas Classics Performed by Chicago Artists [Playlist]

Chicagoans really know how to celebrate the holidays! Here’s a playlist of Christmas favorites as performed by Chicago-area artists and ensembles.

Hess Concerts Celebrates 40 Years of Presenting Free Music in Downtown Chicago

On October 20, 1977, the first Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert was presented in Chicago, inspired by Dame Myra Hess’ passion to make music accessible for all.

10 Composers Who Surprised Us With Their Hidden Talents

Though we tend to remember our favorite composers for their music first and foremost, many of them were virtuosic in more ways than one.

Video: This Dog Wanted to Hear Mendelssohn Better, So It Took a Seat Next to the First Violinist

Dog image: SixtyWeb, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons This cute Labrador may be the biggest Mendelssohn fan you’ve seen. A dog joined the Vienna Chamber Orchestra during a recent performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 at the 31st International İzmir Festival in İzmir, Turkey. This outdoor annual festival brings live concerts to the historic stage of the Grand Theater of Ephesus, …