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Studs and the March on Washington

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1964

Friday at 10:00 PM   Studs Terkel’s landmark documentary, This Train, commemorates the great March on Washington led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in late August of 1963. Studs more…

Video: Why Play a Strad?

Violinist Leonidas Kavakos, photo by Daniel Regan, courtesy of Decca

International violin soloist Leonidas Kavakos catches his breath when he glances at the instrument. Built by Antonio Stradivari, Kavakos’ 1724 fiddle is among five hundred or so Stradivari violins known to have survived to the present day. Some of them with price tags of $3,000,000

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park

Soprano Ana María Martínez, photo by Tom Specht

Saturday, September 7, 2013 7:15 PM Live from Pritzker Pavilion, Lyric Opera of Chicago welcomes Ana María Martínez, Albina Shagimuratova and singers from the Ryan Opera Center for highlights from more…

Bluebeard’s Castle on Wednesday

Michelle DeYoung sings the role of Judith

Bartok’s nightmarish one-act opera, Bluebeard’s Castle, features Michelle DeYoung and the great Bayreuth Wotan Sir John Tomlinson under the baton of Edo de Waart. The opera is based on a tale by the 17th century Frenchman, Charles Perrault, and sung in Hungarian.

High Holy Days on WFMT

Leonard Nimoy, photo by Gage Skidmore

Observe the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman, Leonard Nimoy, and WFMT. The High Holy Days in Judaism are more properly known as the Yamim Noraim (Hebrew: ימים נוראים‎ “Days of Awe”). Rosh Hashanah celebrates the coming of the Jewish New Year, followed by Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement.