CSO Announces 2024-25 Season and New Artist-In-Residence

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has announced its 2024-2025 season, a full year of concerts in its mainstage subscription series, as well as chamber, solo, family, and other programming.

Follow Live: Grammy 2024 Winners

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

90 Years: Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2024 Season

Another packed summer of live music awaits.

Chicago Holiday Arts Calendar: Enchanting Concerts, Events, Spectacles, and more!

As we look forward to the festivities, we have compiled some of Chicago’s most enticing holiday offerings!

Guests in the House

This commercial broadcast includes the CSO’s historical recordings led by various guest conductors.

Grammy 2024 Nominees Announced

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

National Youth Orchestra of the USA

In July 2022, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America made its greatly anticipated return to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, marking its first public performance since 2019.

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.

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Mutter Virtuosi

Enjoy exemplary string music that includes the Carnegie Hall premiere of an uplifting Saint-Georges concerto as well as classics by Vivaldi and a virtuosic violin duo by Unsuk Chin.

CSO 2023-24 Season Announced: Myriad Guest Conductors as Muti Era Closes

The season will be the first following the departure of Riccardo Muti as music director. But the maestro will be close at hand as he continues his association with the CSO.

2023 Grammy Winners & Nominees in Classical, Jazz, Soundtrack, and More

This year’s Grammys, the 65th annual ceremony, takes place on Sunday, February 5.

95th Oscars: Music & Sound Nominees

The nominees for the 95th Academy Awards were announced on January 24, 2023. Let’s take a look at the music and sound-focused categories.

2023 Grammy Nominees Announced: Classical, Jazz, Soundtrack, and More

The Recording Academy announced its 2023 Grammy nominations on November 15, 2022.

Playlist: 13 Horror Movie Soundtracks You Should Know

It’s hard to pinpoint a single genre for which music is more indispensable than horror. Here are 13 horror movie soundtracks to give you thrills and chills.

14 Chicago Film Fest Screenings Music Lovers Won’t Want To Miss

The Chicago International Film Festival is back for a 58th year, and as ever, there is an embarrassment of cinematic riches.

Playlist: Classical Fire and Flames

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

John Williams, 90, steps away from film, but not music

Williams says the fifth Indiana Jones film will probably be his last film. He’ll spend most of his time to writing concert pieces.

CSO 2022-23: Muti’s Farewell Season

Banner works by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev headline Muti’s three CSO residencies, ahead of the conclusion of his tenure with Beethoven’s Missa solemnis.

Prokofiev, Hahn, Lang Lang Headline CSO’s 2021-22 Return To Stage

The CSO announces an array of concerts from September to January.

Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

The decision leaves only the possibility of performances at the very tail end of the hall’s 2020-21 season.

Playlist: Electrifying Classical Music Fireworks

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.

May the Scores Be With You: Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter Joins Forces With John Williams

Imagine the scrolling main title of Star Wars or wizards taking flight in Harry Potter without triumphant brass and sweeping strings. These cinematic moments would lose their emotional resonance without the iconic music of John Williams.

Playlist: WFMT Selects Classical Music for Your Serene, Sunny Summer

Summer is upon us! Whatever your plans, we have the perfect musical accompaniment: summery classical music selected by WFMT hosts and staff!

Settling the Score: Oscar Noms Highlight Gender Disparity in Film Composition

Despite shifting tides, especially since the rise of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements in 2017, women are often left out of the spotlight when it comes to leadership roles in film and music production.

Classical Music Grammy Award Winners: 2019

On February 10, some of the biggest names in the music industry convened at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles. R&B and soul singer Alicia Keys hosted the ceremony, as winners were announced in 30 fields and 84 categories. Here are the nominees and winners for the classical music categories.