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10 Lesser-Known Violin Concertos You Should Hear Right Now

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We asked you to vote for your favorite violin concerto, and we counted down your top 10 on Middays with Lisa Flynn. Paired with each of your favorites was a violin more…

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Is Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D “Unplayable”? Violinist Jennifer Koh Explains…

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One of the most beloved pieces of classical music is Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35. It is also our listeners’ favorite violin concerto! We asked listeners to more…

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The Queen of Classical Music Plays n’ Slays on Violin, Viola & Cello

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“I grew up as the orchestra kid,” said Thorgy Thor, who many know from her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8. Born Shane Thor Galligan, this queen of classical more…

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5 Dogs That Really Dig Debussy V●ᴥ●V

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Claude Debussy is doubtless one of the most popular composers among classical music lovers today. But it turns out humans aren’t the only ones who dig Debussy. Dogs can’t seem more…

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VOTE: What Do YOU Want in a WFMT Residency?

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WFMT invited classical artists, ensembles, and presenting organizations to apply for a three-to-four-month residency with WFMT. Vote on which ideas some of our finalists presented below to tell us what YOU want to experience from the two finalists we select.

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So Opera Isn’t “All Greek” to Young Audiences, Lyric Unlimited Premieres “Jason and the Argonauts”

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“Art for young audiences doesn’t have to be dumbed down in any way,” playwright and librettist Kathryn Walat said as she prepares for the premiere of her new opera, Jason more…

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10th Annual Chicago Dancing Festival Presents 5 Days of Free Dance Performances

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Taking a family to a live performance can be an expensive affair. But you don’t need to shell out big bucks to see great dance in Chicago, thanks to the more…

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Should Classical Concerts Be Shorter to Attract New Audiences? Pianist Stephen Hough Thinks So…

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If you love classical music and have a connection to the internet, you’ve doubtless read more than a handful of think pieces about either a) the death of classical music, more…

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Chicago Latino Music Festival Announces 2016 Line-Up

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If there’s one thing Chicagoans love, it’s festivals. The 11th Chicago Latino Music Festival just announced its lineup for 2016. Between September 8 – December 1, the Festival will present more…

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20 Times Classical Musicians Got #PhelpsFace

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The famous face Michael Phelps made at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is one that musicians know all too well. Here are 20 times classical musicians got #PhelpsFace.

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