Playing with Color and Form

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

Stravinsky and Franck

An Igor Stravinsky undectet (that’s 11 players!) and a César Franck quartet.

Vote for Stravinsky’s Top 10 Works

We want to hear your take! Help us create a definitive ranking of the iconoclastic 20th-century composer’s greatest music.

Follow Live: Grammy 2024 Winners

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

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.

The Hallé performs Sibelius, Stravinsky, and Ravel

With Sibelius’s music woven through the Hallé’s DNA, expect a stunning performance of The Oceanides, an impressionistic masterpiece that evokes the sea and nymphs of Greek mythology.

Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2024 Season

Another packed summer of live music awaits.

Salonen & Kuusisto

Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to the CSO podium for Ravel, Stravinsky, and Dessner.

Grammy 2024 Nominees Announced

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

Boston Symphony Orchestra and Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Andris Nelsons leads works by Carlos Simon, Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin, and Igor Stravinsky

Mäkelä Conducts The Firebird

Klaus Mäkelä makes his CSO debut in Stravinsky’s The Firebird.

Gemma New conducts the Firebird Suite

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs works by Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Moussa.

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.

Bell and van Zweden

Joshua Bell joins the New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden in a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.

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.

Mon-Puo Lee, cello and Anna Han, piano

Cellist Mon-Puo Lee and Pianist Anna Han perform music by Alfred Schnittke, Igor Stravinsky, and Sulkhan Tsintsadze, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

Playlist: Loud Classical Music

Whether you are looking to rev up for the race or drown out the din, this playlist of cacophonous classical music is for you.

Josefowicz Plays Stravinsky

Music director Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the SF Symphony and violinist Leila Josefowicz in music by Stravinsky and Ogonek.

Lyadov, Stravinsky, and John Adams

Alan Gilbert conducts this performance from 2015, which features a John Adams world premiere.

Play!

Energetic and joyful works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Igor Stravinsky, and Antonín Dvořák.

Rakitina, Weilerstein & Tchaikovsky

Anna Rakitina makes her debut with the CSO leading an all-Tchaikovsky program.

De Waart & Josefowicz

Edo de Waart opens this program with John Adams’ The Chairman Dances, followed by Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto in D featuring Leila Josefowicz and Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony.

Salonen & Kuusisto

Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to the CSO podium for Ravel’s Mother Goose, Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements, and a 2021 concerto by Bryce Dessner.

10 Chicago Musical Events for Halloween 2022

Some of the most intriguing, spine-curdling, and spirited musical events all around the Chicago area.

Playlist: Classical Fire and Flames

The Great Chicago Fire began on October 8, 1871. Here’s some music that takes inspiration from flames.