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Archive for April, 2015

VIDEO: French Jugglers Play Bach on Boomwhackers

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Les Objects Volants, a French juggling company, has transformed one of the most popular pieces of classical music, the Prelude No. 1 in C major from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, using Boomwhackers. Les more…

INFOGRAPHIC: The Great American Musical Moves to the Opera House

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Carousel, currently running in a new production at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, is one of many American musicals popping up at opera houses around the globe. Before Lyric, the Glimmerglass more…

How Silent Film Star Charlie Chaplin Changed Music

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Though many know him primarily as one of America’s most iconic actors and comedians, Charlie Chaplin was also a musician who influenced leading composers like Debussy and Satie, created original more…

3D Printing Brings Science to the Symphony Hall

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With the advent of 3D printing, designers, musicians, and engineers have been able to create instruments that just years ago, no one could have ever dreamed up. MONAD Studios has more…

INTERVIEW: Guggenheim Fellow Rudresh Mahanthappa On Creating Music that Defies Genre

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Musicians today work across genres to create sounds that defy categorization, yet listeners crave categories. Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, whose many awards and honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, has created sounds more…

Win a subscription to Lyric Opera’s 15-16 season!

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Want to win a subscription to the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 15-16 opera season? Lyric is partnering with WFMT during the Spring Membership Drive to offer listeners the chance to more…

Sibelius Scores Found on a Sheep Farm in Finland

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Two works by Jean Sibelius were recently discovered on a sheep farm in Finland, both of which will have their premieres this Saturday, April 11, 2015 with performances by the more…

Win a Violin Signed by Hilary Hahn and Tickets to Hear Her Live

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Want to win a full-size Mendini violin signed by renowned violinist Hilary Hahn and a pair of tickets to see her LIVE in concert? When you call WFMT at (773) 279-2100 or make a gift online at more…

Attention Francophiles! Exciting Offers from Alliance Française

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Attention Francophiles! Want to snag some exciting offers from the Alliance Française? Alliance Française de Chicago has teamed up with WFMT during our Spring Membership Drive to offer our supporters more…

First Woman to Direct Vienna’s Largest Conservatory in its 198 Year History

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The University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien), one of the largest institutions of its kind in the world, recently appointed its first more…