New Year’s Songs Around the World

From Bulgaria to Denmark, some of our most beloved — and unique — traditions come when it’s time to welcome the New Year!

Quiz: What Should Your Musical New Year’s Resolution Be?

Realistic New Year’s resolutions are difficult to create, and even harder to maintain. Let WFMT help you set some achievable, musical goals as we head into the new year!

Playlist: Classical Drinking Songs to Ring in the New Year

Who says enjoying classical music has to be a sober affair? Here is some music to help you say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021.

Waltzes in a Pandemic: How Vienna Phil Will Continue Its New Year’s Tradition

It wouldn’t be New Year without the Vienna Philharmonic. But as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, what will come of the annual New Year’s Concert?

6 Easy Steps to Finding a New Instrument

If you or your child have a passion for music — or even a mild curiosity — there is no better time to seize the day.

Friends of WFMT share their New Year’s Resolutions

To close out out week of musical resolutions, let’s hear what some friends of WFMT — musicians, artists, authors, and more — intend to focus on in 2019.

How WFMT Program Director David Polk plans to get more out of attending concerts in 2019

My musical New year’s resolution: Listen More Mindfully Many of the most important and rewarding musical works demand our full attention and were written in and for far less harried times. In Chicago, in particular, we’re lucky to have access to live performances of great works year round, sometimes at low cost or even for free. It’s so easy to …

Hosts Robbie Ellis and Michael San Gabino share their musical New Year’s Resolutions

So far, we’ve heard musical resolutions from Dennis Moore and Maggie Clennon Reberg. Let’s hear what Robbie Ellis and Michael San Gabino have in store for 2019. Robbie Ellis, host It’s a common new year’s resolution to go see more live performances. I’m going to get more specific than that: I’m going to go see more performances of new music/contemporary classical/living …

WFMT Host Maggie Clennon Reberg Shares a Musical Resolution for the New Year

Yesterday, host Dennis Moore shared four New Year’s resolutions to kick off 2019. Today, host Maggie Clennon Reberg shares an intention for the New Year! Happy New Year to my Friends in Music! Every year, I thank my lucky stars for living in a city so rich in cultural diversity and artistic excellence. My resolution is to expand my boundaries beyond the musical …

WFMT Host Dennis Moore Shares Four Musical Resolutions for 2019

Over the next several days, we’ll share some New Years’ resolutions and goals from hosts and friends of WFMT. To start, let’s hear what Morning Show host Dennis Moore is planning to prioritize in 2019.  The turn of the year presents the perfect opportunity for reflection on one’s life. When it comes to music, and its place in your life, …