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Archive for April, 2015

Spring Membership Drive Starts Today!

The WFMT shows off their new WFMT t-shirts on the first day of the Spring Membership Drive.

Because of your support, WFMT is able to bring you the music you love every day. Today, we begin our Spring Membership Drive, and in celebration you can receive our brand more…

WATCH: Sneak Peek at World Premiere Work by Agnieszka Stulginska


Composer Agnieszka Stulginska shares a sneak peek at her world-premiere piece Dance with My Breath, the 2015 Composer Alive commission for Access Contemporary Music’s Palomar Ensemble. Dance with My Breath was more…

Head Injury Onstage Causes Real Bloodshed During Met’s “Lucia”

Michael Fabiano stepped in to perform in the Met's "Lucia" on Wednesday night and sustained a head injury

Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor is famous for the title character’s mad scene, when she arrives at her wedding party covered in her husband’s blood after murdering him to avoid their more…

Hecht’s 1,001 Afternoons in Chicago Gets New Life as Musical Radio Play


On April 6, 2015, at 8:00 pm Central on  Live from WFMT, listeners can catch a sneak peek at a new radio play, 1,000 Afternoons in Chicago, developed by composers Seth Boustead and more…

Batter Up! 10 Tunes to Celebrate the Opening of Baseball Season

Baseball Equipment Laying on Grass

Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is finally upon us! Batter up by tuning into The Morning Program with Carl Grapentine on Monday, April 4, 2016. Carl shares music, poetry, prose, and more…

Bad News on Good Friday: Radio France Cancels Passion Performance Due to Strike

Radio France CEO Mathieu Gallet, who has been criticized for spending during the current strike and potential budget-related layoffs

Radio France has cancelled the originally scheduled broadcast of Bach’s St. John Passion due to ongoing strikes which began on March 19, 2015. Potential budget cuts have threatened to eliminate more…

Holiday Highlights: Music for Passover and Easter

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There are many reasons to celebrate the coming of spring, and WFMT has a variety of programming to enrich your Easter weekend and the beginning of Passover. All week, Exploring more…