Playlist: Classical Coffeeshop

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

Feinstein, Midori, Perlman headline Carnegie Ukraine benefit

Soprano Angel Blue, mezzo-sopranos Denyce Graves and Isabel Leonard, and jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant will also appear on the concert.

Ravinia Festival’s 2022 Lineup Brings Signature Music Mix, Bevy of Guests

In addition to the annual CSO residency, Ravinia will play host to a spate of guest ensembles, including Music of the Baroque, The Knights, the Lincoln Trio, Chanticleer, the Chicago Philharmonic, and the Chicago Sinfonietta.

Star-Studded ‘Trout’ Quintet Will Lift Your Spirits

It’s hard to overstate just how impressive this performance’s lineup is.

Totenberg Stradivarius reborn 4 decades after theft

Roman Totenberg didn’t live to see his instrument again; he died in 2012 at the age of 101. But a nineteen-year-old star violinist has revived the prized instrument.

CSO Contract Ratified, Strike Ends After 7 Weeks

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike has ended and a new, five-year contract through September 2023 has been ratified, the CSO musicians and management have confirmed.

Ravinia Festival Announces 2019 Summer Season

Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand,” the continued celebration of the music and influence of Leonard Bernstein, and four films accompanied by live orchestra await festivalgoers this summer at Ravinia, which released its 2019 summer schedule this morning.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces 2018/19 Season, Muti Extends Contract Through 2022

Today, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announced programming for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Center Presents 2018/19 season.

5 Classical Recordings That Sound Better on Vinyl

WFMT host Kerry Frumkin has picked 5 of his favorite classical recordings. But it’s better to listen to them on vinyl.

Your Guide to WFMT’s 2016 Holiday Programming

All month long, you can enjoy WFMT’s special holiday broadcasts from all around the world.

Itzhak Perlman’s 5 Most Memorable Moments at 70 Years Old

Violinist Itzhak Perlman is one of the most famous names in classical music. The Israeli-American, now 70 years old, has collaborated with some of the greatest musicians of our time in his long and illustrious career. Here, he reflects on five of the most memorable moments in his career.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2016-17 Season

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced its 2016-17 season, scheduled to include eight opera productions on its main stage, one opera production at the Harris Theater, and one musical.