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      Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

      Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

      Guest Host: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

      When French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet sits in with Lisa Flynn for this guest host program, he’ll bring along some recordings of music he loves best.

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      Harry Bicket, conductor

      Harry Bicket, conductor

      Guest Host: Harry Bicket

      Renowned as an opera and concert conductor, Harry Bicket is especially noted for his interpretation of baroque and classical repertoire.

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      Alejandro Cerrudo in Jiri Kylian's "27'52"

      Alejandro Cerrudo in Jiri Kylian's "27'52"

      Guest Host: Alejandro Cerrudo

      Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s resident choreographer, Alejandro Cerrudo, has created ten works for this vibrant, Chicago dance company. He joins Lisa Flynn as Guest Host.

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      Simon Callow

      Simon Callow

      Guest Host: Simon Callow

      We’re thrilled to welcome actor and author Simon Callow to WFMT for this guest host program. Mr. Callow returns to Chicago for an appearance with the Chicago Symphony’s Beyond the Score series this weekend.

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      Christopher Bell

      Christopher Bell

      Guest Host: Christopher Bell

      It’s the 50th anniversary of the Grant Park Chorus, and there is a big celebration all summer in the Grant Park Orchestra season. Grant Park Chorus director Christopher Bell joins Carolyn Paulin as a Guest Host.

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      Guest Host: Renée Fleming

      Renée Fleming, celebrated soprano, musical ambassador, and creative consultant to the Lyric Opera, joins WFMT’s Kerry Frumkin for this program of Music and Conversation. Playlist “Bel piacere e godere fido amor” by Handel, from Agrippina. Renée Fleming, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Harry Bicket, c Decca B0003160-2 “Good Morning Heartache” by Irene Higginbotham, Ervin [...]

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      Guest Host: John Lithgow

      On Saturday 2/25 John Lithgow will narrate Stravinsky’s Faustian “pocket play,” THE SOLDIER’S TALE in a Chicago Symphony performance conducted by Pierre Boulez. He drops by WFMT to share some of his favorite classical music with host Lisa Flynn. Concert: February 25, 2012 at 8:00pm Symphony Center 220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60604 (312) [...]

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      Guest Hosts: Deborah Rutter and Martha Gilmer

      Guest hosts Deborah Rutter and Martha Gilmer join Lisa Flynn.

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      Guest Host: Anna Clyne, composer

      Anna Clyne, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Mead Composer-in-Residence, composed Ninety Eight Point Seven, a fanfare for WFMT’s 60th birthday. Riccardo Muti will conduct the world premiere of her new work, Night Ferry, on February 9, 2012. (Host: Kerry Frumkin) Concert February 9, 2012

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      Chicago Tribune Classical Music Critic John von Rhein

      Chicago Tribune Classical Music Critic John von Rhein (source: chicagotribune.com)

      Guest Host John von Rhein

      Chicago Tribune classical music critic John von Rhein brings in his choices for top recordings of 2011. His selections include Pierre-Laurent Aimard playing piano music by Liszt, Jonas Kaufman singing verismo arias, and new works by composer John Adams. (Host: Lisa Flynn)

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