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Archive for January 3, 2014

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Alek Shrader sings Tamino

Saturday at 12:00 PM The roster for Saturday’s Metropolitan Opera Broadcast will read like a Chicago music-lovers reunion. Music of the Baroque’s Jane Glover will be on the podium to conduct Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Sarastro will be sung by Lyric Opera veteran Eric Owens (he’ll be back in Chicago for Rusalka next month); Alek Shrader and Albina more…

First Friday, 12:00 PM

Jeffrey LaDeur

WFMT goes live on the first Friday of every month with a lunchtime recital. If you want to grab a sandwich and head over to PianoForte Studios at 1335 South Michigan, admission is free; or you can cozy up to WFMT’s live broadcast. San Francisco native and Eastman grad Jeffrey LaDeur kicks off the 2014 more…

Learn from the Best

David Finckel; photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

January is cello month on WFMT. Perennial guest artist in our studios David Finckel, and founding cellist of the Emerson Quartet, created a new pastime as he bounces around the world’s hotel rooms: free video cello lessons in five minutes or less. Mr. Finckel starts with the basics—good habits are a player’s best friend. From more…