Lunar New Year festivities are a great time to celebrate Chicago’s Chinese and Chinese American communities.
With Hanukkah right around the corner, it is a perfect time to plan your celebration. Include this music in your festivities.
Christmas is the most musical time of the year, and each December, we look forward to sharing a new assortment of festive holiday albums.
As we prepare to gather around the table for the Thanksgiving feast, put on this playlist of some of the most inspired musical celebrations of food and drink.
All Souls Day (November 2) is a day of prayer and remembrance for departed loved ones observed in many branches of Christianity.
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.
The Great Chicago Fire began on October 8, 1871. Here’s some music that takes inspiration from flames.
In an array of stimulating and soothing music, give your walk a melodic backdrop or clear your mind for some deep thinking.
With this upbeat, energizing playlist, you may actually find yourself enjoying your chores!
During and following periods of suppression and foreign occupation, many composers have made it their duty to preserve and strengthen a Lithuanian national identity.
This ain’t your average classical music dance playlist: dance along to new pieces, old grooves, treasured tangos, and winsome waltzes.
Americans, get to know the music of our neighbors to the north with this curated playlist.
Get your heart pumping with some Holst. Practice pushups with some Prokofiev. Take down those deadlifts with Tan Dun.
WFMT brings you a “musical getaway,” whether you’re enjoying the comfort of your cushiest armchair or exploring somewhere new!
A rich blend of music for calm, conversation, and of course, caffeine.
For so many of us, WFMT is a reliable source of relaxation. But what if we could bring you more relaxation?
Here are just a few Black performers who changed the course of classical music… and continue to inspire us today!
Labels really don’t work with Sondheim, who had one foot in the Golden Age and the other in what came next.
2021 was a tumultuous year for us all, but one thing we could count on was some great music.
Meet seven Indigenous American musicians spanning genres (hip hop, punk, rock) and states (Illinois, California, Arizona).
10 pieces of music inspired by angling and sea creatures
Chicago native soprano Ailyn Pérez speaks to us about some of her favorite Latin American and Spanish music and shares a playlist of influential singers and music.
Composers like Terence Blanchard, Ludovico Einaudi, Rachel Portman, and Lei Liang have brought light to the ongoing climate catastrophe through their music.
Ernest Hemingway was, by his own account, “absolutely without talent” when it came to music, but his influential writing and extraordinary life have inspired many film and TV composers.
Astor Piazzolla was born on March 11, 1921. To celebrate the influential Argentinian composer’s centenary, Elbio Barilari explains Piazzolla’s unique legacy and shares a playlist of his most influential music.