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Laurie Anderson on Technology, the Afterlife, and Growing up in Illinois


Ground breaking musician, composer, and performance artist Laurie Anderson comes to Chicago for a concert at the Harris Theater on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. She is joined by the award winning Kronos more…

Maestro Muti on Andrew Patner

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti enjoyed a close friendship with WFMT’s late Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner. Join David Polk tonight at 10:00 pm for a conversation with Maestro Muti more…

Claycomb Replaces Cabell in Carnegie’s Bel Canto Concert

Carnegie Hall has just issued the following statement regarding a last minute cast change for the upcoming bel canto concert featuring Joyce DiDonato and The Philadelphia Orchestra that WFMT will broadcast more…

WFMT Remembers Bob Parlocha (1938-2015)

Bob Parlocha photo

We wish to share with you the very sad news that Bob Parlocha, host of the WFMT Radio Network’s Jazz Network since its inception in 1995, passed away unexpectedly yesterday more…

Exclusive Interview: Kronos Quartet Announces a Summer Festival and Drops a New Album

Kronos Quartet (Left to Right: John Sherba, Sunny Yang, Hank Dutt, David Harrington)

The world-renowned Kronos Quartet stopped by WFMT to perform a live concert on Impromptu Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm. For a podcast of the broadcast, click here. In more…

Host Peter Van de Graaff Stars in Haymarket Opera’s “Don Quichotte”

Peter van de Graaf as Don Quichotte (left) and Ryan de Ryke as Sancho Panza (right) in Haymarket Opera's "Don Quichotte" (Photo: Elliot Mandel)

You’ve come to know Peter Van de Graaff’s voice by listening to Through the Night with Peter Van De Graaff  and as WFMT’s chief announcer. But, did you know you can also more…

A Sneak Peek at Chicago Composer Eric Malmquist’s Latest Score

Composer Eric Malmquist

The International Chamber Artists led by pianist Patrick Godon stop by the studio Monday March 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm to perform a program of works by Poulenc, Beethoven, Paul Schoenfield, and more…

Lee to Replace Kauffman in Met’s “Carmen” to be Broadcast

Christine Rice and Yonghoon Lee in 'Carmen' at the Royal Opera House
© Catherine Ashmore / ROH

Tenor Yonghoon Lee will replace Jonas Kauffman in today’s performance of Bizet’s Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Kauffman canceled his performance of Carmen Wednesday, March 3, 2015, as he was suffering more…

Eric on Opera (New Weekly Series!)

Eric Owens

Saturdays at 4:30 pm beginning March 7 WFMT audiences will hear a new voice on Saturday afternoons starting March 7: renowned bass-baritone Eric Owens, one of the most sought-after American more…

Composer with Chicago Roots Encounters Controversy at Carnegie


Composer and former-Chicagoan Jonas Tarm was shocked to learn that his piece “Marsh u Nebuttya” commissioned for the New York Youth Symphony will not be performed as scheduled on Sunday, more…