Celebrating the New American Canon [PLAYLIST]

We all love Sousa, Gershwin, and Copland. But what about the new(er) entrants to the canon of American classical composers? This Independence Day, we’ve compiled a playlist of just some of the vanguard voices redefining what American classical music sounds like.

Have a Happy, Musical, and Safe Holiday With These 9 Chicago Performances

Just because we can’t gather in person, it doesn’t mean the weekend won’t be fun and music-filled! Here are nine musical events (most of them virtual), that will provide a great soundtrack for your celebrations.

20 Electrifying Classical Music Fireworks to Set Off This Holiday Weekend [PLAYLIST]

With many of the major annual fireworks displays on hold this year because of COVID-19, WFMT is bringing you the fire with a curated playlist of pyrotechnic music.

Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2020 Season

See what’s in store for the Grant Park Music Festival 2020 season.

Celebrate Independence Day with WFMT!

This Independence Day, WFMT will share rousing and patriotic classical works for the whole day — here are some highlights that you won’t want to miss. At noon, Music in Chicago shares a recent Elgin Symphony Orchestra performance of “Hoe-Down” from Copland’s Rodeo Starting at 1:00 pm, we’ll share another Copland masterwork: Appalachian Spring. You’ll also hear Gottschalk’s The Union, …