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.

Christmas Around the World

Candice Agree invites you to celebrate the season with a musical holiday journey, filled with carols, holiday folk melodies, and classical Christmas traditions from far and wide.

Don Juan & Beethoven Piano

Roderick Cox conducts the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and pianist Inon Barnatan in music by Richard Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Jean Sibelius.

Playlist: Classical Music for Reading

Whether you’re poring over a biography, traversing a novel, or perhaps writing something yourself, WFMT’s reading playlist is made to help you relax, focus, and get lost in literature.

Fresh Air & Beethoven’s Eroica

Tension, energy, and triumph abound in Beethoven’s history-changing Eroica Symphony. In contrast, Sebastian Currier’s delicate and mesmerizing Aether evokes “the air the gods breathe.”

Dalia Stasevka & Randall Goosby

Two fast-rising stars, conductor Dalia Stasevska and violinist Randall Goosby, team up for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. We also hear works by Jean Sibelius and contemporary Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi.

First Night of the Proms 2023

The 2023 BBC Proms season gets off to a whirlwind start with a series of Nordic delights and music by Benjamin Britten and Bohdana Frolyak.

Mälkki & Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

An all-Finnish program.

Ólafsson plays Adams

Vikingur Ólafsson plays John Adams’ Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? under the baton of music director Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Hannu Lintu & Ray Chen

Hannu Lintu returns to lead Brahms’ Fourth Symphony and Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra featuring Ray Chen.

Playlist: Classical Fire and Flames

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

CSO Announces Hilary Hahn as Orchestra’s First-Ever Artist-in-Residence

“I have great admiration for the orchestra and Maestro Muti,” shares Hilary Hahn, “and it is an honor to join their organization and be present in the city of Chicago over the next two seasons.”

Playlist: 88 Piano Pieces for Piano Month

September is National Piano Month, so WFMT is sharing a supersized playlist – with one selection corresponding to each key on the keyboard.

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.

Playlist: 20 Works That Inspire CSO Composers-in-Residence Elizabeth Ogonek, Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek shared 20 modern and contemporary works that have most inspired them in celebration of 20 years of CSO’s MusicNOW series.

Playlist: 15 Classical Works to Help You Fall into Fall

Need some music to help you warm up this fall? We’ve got the perfect soundtrack.