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Happy 70th Birthday to Composer Marc Neikrug!

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Today is the 70th birthday of Marc Neikrug, the highly-respected American composer, pianist, and arts administrator whose accomplishments have been heard on WFMT and around the world for almost four more…

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Music and Conversation with Philip Glass

A detail of Chuck Close's portrait of Philip Glass

In February 2016, influential American composer Philip Glass was honored by his alma mater, the University of Chicago through a series of events including masterclasses, talks, and a public performance more…

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Dance Day on WFMT

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Friday, January 29, 2016 WFMT presents an all-day celebration of music and the cross-cultural language of dance.  We’ll hear from dancers, choreographers, musicians, and composers who have created or participated more…

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The beginnings of a beautiful friendship…

In this audio clip, Pinchas Zukerman describes meeting Itzhak Perlman for the very first time. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] About Louise Frankemail | Web

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Wieniawski Concerto no2 – Young Itzhak Perlman

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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Week 4

In week 4 of our concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival we hear music by Beethoven, and a couple of unusual duets, too. Jennifer Frautschi, Giora Schmidt, Teng more…

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It’s Shakespeare’s birthday (again) and everybody’s getting into the act.

HOW TO TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE Instead of you, say thou or thee (and instead of y’all, say ye). Rhymed couplets are all the rage. Men are Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, more…

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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival – Week 3

Week 3 of our radio concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival features music of Béla Bartók and Carl Maria Von Weber. Violinist Benny Kim plays Bartók’s Sonata No. more…

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Natalie Merchant sings old poems to life

“What I really enjoyed about this projectis reviving these people’s words,taking them off the dead, flat pages,bringing them to life, bringing them to light.” – Natalie Merchant – Those attending more…

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Somali Radio Stations Halt Music

By MOHAMMED IBRAHIMPublished: April 13, 2010 MOGADISHU, Somalia — At least 14 radio stations here in the capital stopped broadcasting music on Tuesday, heeding an ultimatum by an Islamist insurgent more…

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