26 Christmas Classics Performed by Chicago Artists [Playlist]

Chicagoans really know how to celebrate the holidays! Here’s a playlist of Christmas favorites as performed by Chicago-area artists and ensembles.

QUIZ | What Movement Of The Nutcracker Suite Are You?

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker isn’t just a popular holiday ballet. The composer grouped eight pieces in his Nutcracker Suite, which is often performed in concert. But, which movement of the “Nutcracker Suite” are you? Are you the “Spanish Dance?” “The Waltz of the Flowers?” Take the quiz and find out!

Students Compose, Too! 16 Works From Composers’ School Days [Playlist]

Just because the school year is right around the corner doesn’t mean that you have to stop playing (or writing) music. As proof, here are 16 pieces from composers written when they were still students!

These Quotes From Classical Composers Will Make You Fall in Love With Music All Over Again!

Not only are these composers’ musical works an inspiration, but their words are, too! Here are some of the most beautiful insights you’ll read all day.

PLAYLIST | WFMT Selects Classical Music to Help You Brave the Winter

Blustery wind, slushy snow, and frigid temperatures. Winter can be grueling, but music can warm and soothe you. We asked 13 WFMT staff members to select music that helps them get through the winter.