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Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival to Organize House Concerts

Performers at the 2015 Festival

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Organizers of the sixth annual Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival have invited music lovers to open their homes for concerts. The aim is to bring classical music more…

♪ ♪ Musical Footwear That’ll Make Your Soles Sing ♪ ♪


Need a bit more music in your wardrobe? We’ve got you covered. We found some musical shoes that are sure to knock your socks off. Tell us your favorite pair more…

10 Lesser-Known Violin Concertos You Should Hear Right Now


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…

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

Violinist Jennifer Koh (Photo: Juergen Frank)

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…

Your Top 10 Favorite Violin Concertos


We asked you to vote on your favorite violin concertos, and we listened! For the last two weeks we’ve been counting down your favorites on Middays with Lisa Flynn, along with more…

FYI, Now You Can Get Bling For Your Strings


For a performance, musicians prepare much more than just music. Everything has to be in order from what you play to what you wear. In her New York Times article more…

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


“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…

Italian soprano Daniela Dessi dies at 59 after brief illness


MILAN (AP) — Italy’s La Scala opera house says soprano Daniela Dessi has died. She was 59. Last month, Dessi wrote to her fans on Facebook saying she had to cancel all her summer performances due to an undisclosed health problem.

5 Dogs That Really Dig Debussy V●ᴥ●V


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…

VOTE: What Do YOU Want in a WFMT Residency?


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.