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Archive for November 15, 2013

Redefining “Maestro”

Mei-Ann Chen, music director of Chicago Sinfonietta and guest conductor with the Chicago Symphony

Maestro comes from the Italian masculine word for master, a term of respect for a teacher or master of an art. For a couple hundred years it’s applied to conductors without a hiccup because they’ve all been male. Maestros have long carried with them the stereotype of being European, aloof

Salsa Baroque Live, Friday at 7:30 PM

Ensemble Caprice

Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, Scarlatti…that’s about it for baroque music, right?

Not at all. Much of that old world music boarded Spanish galleons bound for the new world, but it met with musicians from Africa, and native America. The result defies description, but if salsa music makes you think of dancing, so does this

Why Does This Work?

Floor Manager Migeul Fernandez

WFMT just wrapped up one of the most successful pledge drives in its history. There is much to be happy about because everyone agrees this drive was one of the easiest its ever done: there were no real slow spots, the drive was on schedule from start to finish