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Archive for January 28, 2014

Remembering Pete

Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

A tribute by Rich Warren

Pete Seeger, singer of folksongs, became the icon of American folk music against his will. He insisted the song was more important than its singer, and the listener was more important than the performer. Thus, when I recorded him at Fermilab almost two decades ago, Pete insisted

Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

Pete Seeger in 2007

[Listen to Pete Seeger on “Folkstage”] WFMT and music lovers around the world are grieving the loss of an American icon; folk singer, songwriter, social activist Pete Seeger. Pete Seeger has been a friend and inspiration to WFMT from the station’s earliest days. He co-wrote “If I Had a Hammer,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” and “Turn, Turn, Turn.”

Lyric Opera Unveils 60th Anniversary Season

Lyric's Anthony Freud and Sir Andrew Davis

On a frigid Monday morning, Lyric Opera of Chicago announced its 2014-2015 season, the company’s diamond jubilee. Sir Andrew Davis and Lyric general director Anthony Freud held court for a roomful of press, introducing next year’s schedule

In Loving Memory


All of us at WFMT are shocked and saddened by the devastating news of Deborah Sobol’s passing. Debbie was a relentless advocate for classical music, epitomized most recently in her creation of the free and hugely successful Rush Hour Concerts from St. James Cathedral, a series of summer concerts broadcast