9 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?

Everyone Can Play: 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 …