Celebrating Uncommon Instruments from Ocarinas to Wagner Tubas [Playlist]

Imagine sitting in a concert hall, the orchestra comes on stage, lights dim, and the sounds of a… celery root accompanied by a pumpkin and onion fills the room. The Vegetable Orchestra performs on instruments made from vegetables — that’s exactly right: eat and listen to your veggies! July 31st is Uncommon Musical Instrument day, so we’re celebrating all the …

Can You Name These Unusual Instruments? [Quiz]

Test your knowledge of early music by seeing if you can name these predecessors of our modern instruments.

Roasts and Boasts: Match the Composer To The Quote [QUIZ]

The relationships between classical composers can be … complicated. Some are built on high praise and admiration, others peppered with searing roasts, snide comments, and artful critiques. Can you guess the composer these quotes are describing?

13 pieces inspired by flowers and nature [Playlist]

“And this our life, exempt from public haunts, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything” As You Like It (Act II, Scene 1), William Shakespeare Shakespeare heard the voices of nature, as described here by Duke Senior. Many composers have also answered the call of springtime’s riotous colors during this, the …

Now Introducing: The Pets of WFMT

As we’ve turned couches and kitchen tables into our new offices, our furry, feathered, scaly, plant-y and all other non-human friends have been pleased to become our new office assistants. Meet some of WFMT’s new work-from-home teammates.