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A Farewell to George Preston

George Preston

It is with great pride and sadness that the staff of WFMT says good-bye to our friend and colleague George Preston. George joined our staff in March of 2009. He leaves to take a position as General Manager at KCME in Colorado Springs. Off-mic, George has brought good cheer, friendship, and the highest level of professionalism. On-mic, he has been a fixture in the lives of our afternoon audience

A Night at the Opera?

Comedian Timothy Sniffen, photo by Todd Rosenberg

The Second City and Lyric Opera of Chicago are at it again, and the creative sparks are flying. Everyone in comedy knows that opera jokes are guaranteed for laughs; but truth be told, no one laughs at opera more than the opera singers. Call it office humor

North Shore Chamber Fest presents Pärt and Schubert

Composer Arvo Pärt

Friday evening, WFMT continues its coverage of the North Shore Chamber Music Festival. Tonight’s program includes an excellent line-up of musicians for Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet, a clarinet quintet by Weber, and a work from 1992 by Arvo Pärt

Postcards from Russia – The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring, choreographed by Sasha Waltz

Seeing and hearing Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Le Sacre du printemps, The Rite of Spring, at the Mariinsky II with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra was a once in a lifetime experience. In celebration of the centennial of the piece, choreographer Sasha Waltz created a new, modern production