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Archive for March 4, 2014

Tuesday Night Opera: Mathis der Maler

Paul Hindemith with Viola, by Rudolf Heinisch, 1956

Like most people, Hindemith underestimated the Nazis. He openly derided their ideologies, and quickly became marked as a dissident. In an attempt to keep the door open for him, Wilhelm Furtwängler commissioned a symphony; this grew directly out of the work being done on the opera, Mathis der Maler

A Little Lunchtime Jam

Jazz String Quintet

On Tuesday at 1:00 PM WFMT presents live music from the University of Illinois at Chicago Recital Hall. Tuesday’s group features a string quintet—a jazz string quintet—with saxophone; vocalist Cheryl Wilson will be sitting in with the group as well

Warm-Up to Joyce DiDonato

Joyce

For Kansas native Joyce DiDonato, there was no yellow brick road. In fact her ascent to becoming one of the biggest draws at the Metropolitan Opera might have seemed more like Frodo’s trek to Mordor. There were highlights, of course, like winning a spot in the Houston Studio