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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Rich Warren
A tribute by Rich Warren
Pete Seeger, singer of folksongs, became the icon of American folk music against his will. He insisted the song was more important than its singer, and the listener was more important than the performer. Thus, when I recorded him at Fermilab almost two decades ago, Pete insisted
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Noel Morris
This recent essay in the New York Times by Joanne Lipman, whose work we’ve featured on WFMT, provoked much discussion on the internet last week about possible links between the study of music and success. So we’ll continue the discussion by asking you: Is the study of music the key to success? How has studying music more…
Friday, October 11, 2013 by Noel Morris
The Spektral Quartet is coming to Live from WFMT. This is a terrific, newish ensemble bringing a varied program of old and new music; they’re an affirmation that in spite of having an enormous CD library at our fingertips, WFMT can bring on a live, Chicago-based group to rival
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by Noel Morris
Today in remembrance of the attacks on September 11, 2001 we’re asking listeners: In times of sorrow or turmoil, what piece of music do you turn to for consolation?
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by Noel Morris
Saturday, September 7, 2013 7:15 PM Live from Pritzker Pavilion, Lyric Opera of Chicago welcomes Ana María Martínez, Albina Shagimuratova and singers from the Ryan Opera Center for highlights from Madama Butterfly, Lohengrin, Otello, Il Trovatore, and Lucia di Lammermoor. The operatic extravaganza heralds the coming 2013-14 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Albina Shagimuratova made more…
Monday, August 19, 2013 by Noel Morris
On Friday, August 23, from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, preview your favorite concert series as special guests from throughout the music community stop by the WFMT studios to chat about the season ahead. Click here to see the schedule and view concert information.
Friday, August 16, 2013 by Noel Morris
Best of Studs Terkel August 15th, 1967: On that day Chicago’s Mayor Richard J. Daley unveiled Pablo Picasso’s great gift to Chicago, a massive 50′ tall abstract sculpture. It still sits at the corner of Washington and Randolph in the courtyard of what was then known as the Civic Center, but which we now call more…
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by Noel Morris
Hear MOB on Friday at 8:00 PM. Music of the Baroque focuses on 18th century repertoire, and is one of Chicago’s premiere Classical ensembles. This particular program features Baroque specialist Nicholas Kraemer leading the ensemble in a range of instrumental works. MOB also has a reputation for presenting the great choral repertoire