Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2016-17 Season

Thursday, January 14, 2015, Lyric Opera of Chicago announced its 2016-17 Season, scheduled to include 8 opera productions on its main stage, 1 opera production at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and 1 musical, part of its ongoing American Musical Initiative. Casting includes Eric Owens, Piotr Beczała, Christine Goerke, Sondra Radvanosvky, Joseph Calleja, and Ana María Martínez. The …

10 Pieces That Changed the World

As our sister station, WTTW launches 10 Buildings that Changed America, we at WFMT thought perhaps it was time for some reflection on the art of music composition. WFMT’s 10 Pieces That Changed the World offers a full day of musical giants, pieces of music that turned the art form into something it hadn’t seen. It is important to say …

Beyond ‘Tristan’

One of the more innovative efforts of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in recent years has been the concert series Beyond the Score. It’s an opportunity to peel the curtain back on a composition, on a composer’s mindset, and on their interaction with orchestral instruments. Each show combines musical excerpts, narration, and visuals to examine a single piece of music. After intermission, …