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Archive for September, 2015

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Visit WFMT

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 30: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, celebrating her 20th anniversary on the bench, is photographed in the West conference room at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

We are thrilled to welcome a very special guest on the morning of Monday, September 21: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Click to read more about her visit.

RIP Jim White, WFMT Chief Engineer

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Sadly, we received news last night that Jim White, Chief Engineer for WFMT, has passed away.  Although Jim just joined the company in February of this year, he had quickly more…

13 Times Composers Taught Us How to Throw Shade

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One of the only things musicians are better at than playing music is throwing shade at other musicians. Check out these shady comments composers made about other composers, and feel free to throw your own shade in the comments.

Salon-Style Concert Puts Poetry First at the Poetry Foundation

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Could there be a better place to celebrate the special relationship between music and poetry than the Poetry Foundation in downtown Chicago? The Collaborative Art Institute of Chicago (CAIC), now in its fourth season of presenting vocal recitals with some of today’s most accomplished singers, puts poetry in focus in a free, salon-style concert at the Poetry Foundation on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm.

Pianist Ingolf Wunder live from Bennett Gordon Hall

Schubert’s Sonata in B-Flat Major, D 960; a Chopin nocturne plus his “Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Brillante”; and Liszt’s “Hexameron” (Variations on A Theme from Bellini’s Opera “I Puritani”).

19 Pieces of Music That Pair Perfectly with Pumpkin Spice Lattes

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Because we’ve all heard “Autumn” from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” way too many times, here are some pieces you can pair with your pumpkin spice lattes as we say goodbye to summer and welcome fall. Whether you’re waiting in line at Starbucks to get your fix, or making your latte yourself, we’ve got your perfect soundtrack for pumpkin spice season.

30 Performances in Chicago You Don’t Want to Miss this Fall

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Though summer is winding down and the colder months are coming, at least we have the beginning of the 2015-16 performing arts season to look forward to! While every season brings more…