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Chime in: Advice for Candice

What advice do you have for our new announcer Candice Agree about WFMT or about the arts in Chicago?

A New Voice for WFMT

WFMT Program Host, Candice Agree

Meet Candice Agree, WFMT’s new program host. Like the distinguished troupe of personalities who precede her, Candice Agree brings an impressive presence to WFMT. Get to know her in her own words

Rachmaninoff Takes an Otherworldly Turn at Ravinia

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Library of Congress

Hear the broadcast Monday evening at 8:00 PM In a blog for Chicago Classical Review, Kyle MacMillan mused on Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, sometimes known as Vespers, the work “finds power in its inward profundity, hushed intimacy, and otherworldly beauty.” He goes on: “It offers Rachmaninoff’s updated yet tradition-minded take on the Russian Orthodox vigil, which more…

Art and Music Month: Hindemith

Trial by Fire

Hear Nobilissima Visione on Monday at 4:00 PM by Paul Hindemith, which were inspired by a trip to Florence. After seeing the 15th century frescoes by Giotto di Bondone which line the walls of the Bardi Chapel at the Basilica of Santa Croce, Hindemith was moved to write a ballet about the life of St. Francis of Assisi as depicted in those frescoes.