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      Arias and Songs

      Broadcast on 98.7WFMT:
      Saturdays at 4:30pm

      Arias and Songs celebrates great singers of the past and present, from Maria Callas and Jussi Bjoerling to Renee Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann. Each week, recording collector and host Larry Johnson spins a wonderful web of opera, operetta, Broadway tunes, art songs--even vintage pop. Expect the unexpected as Larry guides you through the range and nuance of vocal artistry; with some special attention to local performance as well.

      Arts Features

      Broadcast on 98.7WFMT:
      Sundays at 9:00am

      WFMT Arts Features airs Sundays at 9 am, Mondays during the morning program, and Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. Hosted by Matt DeStefano.

      Cedille Chicago Presents

      Broadcast on 98.7WFMT:
      Wednesdays at 10:00pm

      Jim Ginsburg, founder and President of Cedille Records, hosts Cedille Chicago Presents, a program which focuses on Chicago's top classical performers and composers, with recordings drawn from the non-profit label's catalog of more than 140 albums.

      Chicago Chamber Musicians Ensemble - First Mondays

      Broadcast on 98.7WFMT:
      First Mondays of the month at 12:15 pm

      CCME was founded by a group of prominent chamber music devotees for the purpose of building an internationally-recognized Chicago institution devoted to the study and performance of chamber music.

      Critic's Choice

      Broadcast on 98.7WFMT:
      Wednesdays at 10:00 am, Saturdays after the opera broadcast, Sundays at 8:30 am

      WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner shares his observations on arts and culture, from performances at Orchestra Hall to happenings in overlooked Chicago neighborhoods to festivals around the world.

      Critical Thinking

      Broadcast on 98.7WFMT:
      Mondays at 10:00 pm

      WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner presents an hour-long weekly program of conversation about the arts.

      Fiesta! Latin-American Music with Elbio Barilari

      Broadcast on 98.7WFMT:
      Sundays at 3:00 pm

      Fiesta! features the hottest Latin-American music from the 16th to the 21st centuries.

      Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

      Broadcast on 98.7WFMT:
      Wednesdays at 12:15 pm

      A weekly classical chamber music series In Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center presenting emerging artists.

      Eric on Opera

      Broadcast on 98.7WFMT:
      Saturdays at 4:30 pm

      Renowned operatic bass-baritone Eric Owens will host this series, playing selections by his biggest influences, exploring different themes in opera, and inviting special guests from the opera world to join him in the studio.


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      WFMT’s live series of "impromptu" music and conversation in the Levin Performance Studio.


      Broadcast on 98.7WFMT:
      Saturdays at 11:00 am, Thursdays at 10:00 pm

      Chicago-area’s best pre-college classical soloists and small ensembles perform live in WFMT’s Levin Performance Studio and from their home locations.

      Live from WFMT

      Broadcast on 98.7WFMT:
      Mondays at 8:00 pm

      98.7WFMT’s signature live performance and conversation series, Live from WFMT is broadcast live from WFMT’s state of the art Daniel and Fay Levin performance studio.

      Live from NEIU

      Broadcast on 98.7WFMT:
      Fridays at 8:00 pm

      The Live from Northeastern Illinois University Jewel Box Series highlights classical, jazz, and world music performers.

      The PianoForte Salon Series Live

      Broadcast on 98.7WFMT:
      First Fridays of the month at 12:00 pm

      A series of live performances centering on the piano, featuring today’s top solo pianists and chamber musicians broadcast in front of a live audience in PianoForte Chicago’s new, state-of-the-art facility, PianoForte Studios, located at 1335 South Michigan Ave.

      Relevant Tones

      Broadcast on 98.7WFMT:
      Saturdays at 5:00 pm

      Hosted by Seth Boustead (Chicago-based composer and Director of Access Contemporary Music), Relevant Tones is a weekly exploration of a vibrant and continuing classical music tradition as it thrives in the 20th and 21st centuries. From up-and-coming firebrands to established artists, this program celebrates the dynamic, diverse, and incredibly germane output of modern-day composers.