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Frozen Cranberry Parfait, Rosemary Crust


This unique Thanksgiving dessert just for WFMT listeners: a frozen cranberry parfait with rosemary crust and topped with an Italian meringue.

Bacon-Hazelnut Brussels Sprouts


This is a side dish that everyone at your Thanksgiving table will enjoy: bacon-hazelnut Brussels sprouts. In this recipe, the leaves of the Brussels sprouts are separated, one by one, and cook quickly right before they hit the table.

Recipes Composed by Classical Composers


Did you know that some of your favorite composers composed recipes as well? Here are a few culinary masterpieces composed by Rossini, Verdi, Ned Rorem, Puccini, and Janáček.

Maple Kabocha-Potato Gratin


This recipe is one of chef Bruce Sherman’s favorite Thanksgiving side dishes to make for his own family: a maple kabocha-potato gratin. The “new world” ingredients like sweet potato and maple syrup are perfect to pair with Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World.”

Meet Chef Bruce Sherman, WFMT’s Classical Kitchen Guest Host


Michelin starred chef Bruce Sherman, owner of North Pond restaurant, has joined WFMT to bring you good and good music during Thanksgiving week 2015. He’s shared five of his favorite Thanksgiving more…

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”).

Recorded in the Martin Theatre August 3

Maxim Vengerov, violin Itamar Golan, piano Recorded in the Martin Theatre August 3 Elgar: Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op 82 Prokofiev: Violin Sonata #1 in F Minor, Op 80 more…

Season Finale — Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

John Macfarlane, conductor; with musicians from the Chicago Symphony, Grant Park, Lyric Opera, and Civic Orchestras.

Recorded in Bennett Gordon Hall July 20

Emerson String Quartet Recorded in Bennett Gordon Hall July 20 Beethoven: Quartet #16 in F Major, Op 135 Dvorak: Quartet #12 in F Major, Op 96, American

Elgar the Kingdom

The Festival’s 2015 season comes to a thrilling close with Elgar’s epic oratorio The Kingdom, featuring the Grant Park Chorus and an all-star line-up of vocalists. Grant Park Orchestra Carlos more…