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The Sounds of Global Cities

WFMT is taking you on a musical trip around the globe from May 25 – May 29, during the 2015 Chicago Forum on Global Cities, hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times. Each weekday at 8:00 am on the Morning Program with Carl Grapentine and at 6:00 pm on Evenings with Suzanne Nance we will air more…

Chime in: Tell us your favorite piece(s) of music

  Please share with us your favorite piece(s) of music and we’ll broadcast a day of WFMT Listener Favorites on Monday, April 27.

Chime in: What’s on your mind?

Chime in: Political Advertising

WFMT does not solicit political advertising, but cannot lawfully reject any political candidate who is interested in advertising on WFMT. Radio ads have to include the candidate’s voice to ensure that the candidate knows and approves the content of the ad. All media outlets must air pre-produced ads as is.

Remembering Pete

Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

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

Chime in: Is Music the Key to Success?

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…

Expecting Spektral

Spektral Quartet on Live from WFMT

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

Chime-in: Music of Consolation?

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?

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park

Soprano Ana María Martínez, photo by Tom Specht

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…

Chicago Artists’ Day: Musicians Visit!

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.