Independence Day Salute

With Christopher Bell decked in red, white, and blue, the Grant Park Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, John Philip Sousa, and the ever-popular Armed Forces Salute in a glorious summer tradition.

Philadelphia Orchestra’s home renamed Marian Anderson Hall as Verizon name comes off

Marian Anderson, an acclaimed and boundary-breaking Black contralto, was born in Philadelphia in 1897.

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.

Reginald Mobley and Baptiste Trotignon at the BBC Proms

A dynamic program of spirituals arranged by Trotignon coupled with songs of Florence Price.

Follow Live: Grammy 2024 Winners

Follow live on Sunday, February 4, as music’s biggest awards are given out!

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.

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.

Grammy 2024 Nominees Announced

Peruse the hopefuls for classical, jazz, soundtrack, and more!

Lara Downes with Nicole Cabell

Works by Florence Price and other women composers, including unpublished songs by Margaret Bonds.

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.

Playlist: Classical Music for Beach Days

Need some music for a day at the beach? These classical plays are the perfect soundtrack as you’re catching rays.

Muti ends 13 seasons with Chicago Symphony Orchestra with praise and honors — and Beethoven

“I belong to another period of making music, of approaching the scores, of asking for a lot of time for rehearsals, especially in opera.”

Live from Millennium Park: CSO Concert for Chicago

Celebrate Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti’s remarkable tenure with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at this free concert in Millennium Park.

Let Freedom Ring: A Musical Celebration of Juneteenth with Lara Downes

A special program featuring the music of Black composers from Florence Price to Bob Marley, and performers like Jessye Norman and the Kanneh-Mason.

Max Bruch, Florence Price: Violin Concertos – Randall Goosby, Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Dynamic American violinist Randall Goosby releases his keenly awaited second album on Decca Classics. The recording is a collaboration with the Grammy Award-winning partnership of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Building on his debut album Roots (2021), which celebrated Black classical composers, this album showcases concertos by the trailblazing composer Florence Price and German romantic composer Max Bruch. Goosby …

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.

Season Finale: Dett, Danielpour, Price, Cockerham

Season Finale: Featuring pianist Denver Oldham, clarinetist Anthony McGill, violinist Er-Gene Kahng, the Gateways Orchestra led by Michael Morgan, and more.

2023 Grammy Winners & Nominees in Classical, Jazz, Soundtrack, and More

This year’s Grammys, the 65th annual ceremony, takes place on Sunday, February 5.

2023 Grammy Nominees Announced: Classical, Jazz, Soundtrack, and More

The Recording Academy announced its 2023 Grammy nominations on November 15, 2022.

In 35th Season, Chicago Sinfonietta Looks At What’s ‘Next’

A dynamic balance of intensity and optimism holds true throughout the season, which features such program titles as Next, Boundless, and Unapologetic.

Playlist: Classical Music for Long Walks

In an array of stimulating and soothing music, give your walk a melodic backdrop or clear your mind for some deep thinking.

Playlist: Classical Music To Dance To

This ain’t your average classical music dance playlist: dance along to new pieces, old grooves, treasured tangos, and winsome waltzes.

Rush Hour Concerts Return for 2022, Free Summer Recitals Help You Wait Out Commute

With commuting, once again, a part of many of our days, the simple concept of the Rush Hour Concerts becomes vital.

Playlist: Classical Music for Travel

WFMT brings you a “musical getaway,” whether you’re enjoying the comfort of your cushiest armchair or exploring somewhere new!

Playlist: Classical Coffeeshop

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