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May 22, 2013 at 10:30 am
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.
December 17, 2012 at 10:00 am
Renowned as an opera and concert conductor, Harry Bicket is especially noted for his interpretation of baroque and classical repertoire.
October 5, 2012 at 9:30 am
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.
June 13, 2012 at 10:00 am
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.
June 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm
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.
March 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm
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 [...]
February 24, 2012 at 10:00 am
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) [...]
February 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Guest hosts Deborah Rutter and Martha Gilmer join Lisa Flynn.
January 31, 2012 at 10:00 am
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
December 20, 2011 at 10:00 am
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)