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Long-Lost Bach Masterpiece Unearthed, Hailed as Major Discovery

Before the discovery of the St. Mark Passion, this manuscript found in a shoebox in 2005 represents another recent Bach discovery.

A complete manuscript version of John Sebastian Bach’s St. Mark Passion (Markus-Passion) was discovered in the National Library of Poland (Biblioteka Narodowa) and constitutes one of the most important recent more…

14 Facts About Haydn


Happy Birthday, Haydn! As we celebrate Haydn’s Birthday on the air, enjoy these fun facts about the composer from hosts and Haydn lovers Peter Van de Graaff and Carl Grapentine. more…

Dudamel Signs with LA Philharmonic through 2021-22 season


Friday, March 27, 2015, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced that Gustavo Dudamel has extended his contract as the orchestra’s music director through the 2021-22 season. The 34-year-old Venezuelan conductor and violinist more…

Pianist Orion Weiss Performs LIVE on Impromptu


Pianist Orion Weiss stops by the WFMT Levin Studio for a LIVE concert on Impromptu on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Orion Weiss last appeared at Symphony Center in 2012 more…

WFMT Backstage with the CSO on Boulez’s Birthday

12/8/06 -- CSO Tour Photography New York © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2006

To celebrate the 90th Birthday of Pierre Boulez, WFMT went backstage with musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to hear some of their favorite memories of working with this illustrious more…

Happy Birthday, Boulez!

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Today, WFMT celebrates composer, conductor, and musician Pierre Boulez on his 90th birthday. Boulez, who was recently awarded a 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, is one of the most influential figures more…

Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili Performs Rach 2 with SF Symphony


On tonight’s San Francisco Symphony Radio Broadcast, conductor Vladimir Jurowski leads performances of Scriabin’s Reverie, Op. 24 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 featuring pianist Khatia Buniatishvili. Then, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas more…

Lyric Risings Stars Concert 2015

The 2014-2015 Ensemble of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center

WFMT broadcasts the 2015 Rising Starts Concert at Lyric Opera, a showcase performed by members of the 2014-2015 Ensemble of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, on Sunday, more…

Andrew Patner Celebration at Orchestra Hall


Friends, family, fans, and colleagues of WFMT Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner gathered from around the country in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 to celebrate his life more…

Opera en el barrio – Lyric Unlimited Previews “El Pasado” in Pilsen and Waukegan

A young trumpeter performs with one of the Mariachi Academy ensembles of the Chicago Mariachi Project

El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (The Past Is Never Finished), the new mariachi opera commissioned by Lyric Unlimited, was recently unveiled in preview performances in Pilsen’s Benito Juaréz Academy March more…