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, …

Grant Park Music Festival Chorus Director Christopher Bell’s Top 5 Independence Day Outfits

The Grant Park Music Festival’s annual Independence Day Salute is a Chicago tradition, and one of the most colorful aspects of the July 4 tradition is the festival’s chorus director, Christopher Bell. Each year, Christopher, conducts the celebratory performance, and each year, he finds a way to wow us with a new, extraordinary, star-spangled outfit. To celebrate the Fourth of …

Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2019 Season

The eighty-fifth annual season opens June 12 and will run through August 17, with most performances taking place at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.