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Anna Rakitina makes her debut with the CSO leading an all-Tchaikovsky program.
Works by Johannes Brahms, Vincent d’Indy, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Claude Debussy led by one of the 20th century’s definitive conductors.
Cynthia Phelps is featured as soloist in Unearth, Release, a new concerto by Julia Adolphe.
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.
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.
Collaborators Matthew Cohen and Zhenni Li-Cohen perform a concert of music for viola and piano.
“Every time I play a piece of music, I train my mind to look at a score fresh.”
Ahead of Yue Bao’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut at the Ravinia Festival this Sunday, August 8, she reveals to us some conducting secrets, her favorite cities for music, and more!
In the Lakeview Neighborhood, the Legacy Walk, a series of ten 25-foot pylons, recognizes influential figures across genders, races, and fields.
This LGBTQ Pride Month, WFMT honors the numerous LGBTQ artists and composers who have changed classical music for the better.
From The Nutcracker to Don Quixote be the first to learn about what the Joffrey Ballet’s next season has in store!
WFMT host Candice Agree has selected some of her favorite works of literature that have inspired musical compositions for you to enjoy on World Book Day.
Russia wants to use music by 19th-century composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky as its replacement anthem for the Tokyo Olympics.
With many of the major annual fireworks displays on hold this year because of COVID-19, WFMT is bringing you the fire with a curated playlist of pyrotechnic music.
In operatic, vocal, and instrumental selections , we pay tribute to the influential maternal figures in all of our lives.
The famed soprano, who enthralled audiences for half a century, at her home in Modena, Italy from a degenerative muscular disease and a series of strokes.
Conductor Scott Speck, who leads the Chicago Philharmonic for performances of The Nutcracker with Joffrey Ballet, explained what makes Tchaikovsky’s score as addictive as your favorite holiday treats.
Chicagoans really know how to celebrate the holidays! Here’s a playlist of Christmas favorites as performed by Chicago-area artists and ensembles.
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!
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!
Winter can be grueling, but music can warm and soothe. Here’s the music that helps WFMT get through the season.
One of the world’s leading classical ensembles, the Dover Quartet joined WFMT for a Facebook Live at Northwestern University’s Galvin Recital Hall. In between performing selections of Tchaikovsky and Dvořák, Dover’s artists shared their experience as classical musicians in the digital age, as well as their process of working with and mentoring students as part of their residency.
The eighty-fifth annual season opens June 12 and will run through August 17, with most performances taking place at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
The history of music is full of friendships and feuds. These composers certainly had complicated relationships. What are your favorite composer clashes?
Joffrey Ballet’s artistic director, Ashley Wheater, and music director, Scott Speck, discuss “Swan Lake,” Joffrey’s 2018-19 season, and ballet’s unique and rich creative relationship with music.