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Grant Park Soloist: “Ice pack, please”

Natasha Paremski, c. Andrea Joynt

The Grant Park Music Festival welcomes Russian-American pianist Natasha Paremski for Wednesday’s season opener. She joins Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra for a piece she jokes about on her Facebook page: “deliriously fast

Postcard: Renée Fleming at WFMT

Renee Fleming, photo by Andrew Eccles

“The people’s diva,” Renée Fleming paid WFMT a visit on Tuesday, which also happened to coincide with the release of her latest recording, Guilty Pleasures. Ms. Fleming chatted with Lisa Flynn and discussed the new recording (hear the interview)

Renee Fleming: Growing up in Rochester

Renee Fleming

(Tuesday at 3:00 PM) She’s among the most recognized figures in opera. With a career spanning the world’s stages, it seems unlikely this luminous figure should touch down in Chicago to pour her offstage energy into the city’s arts education; but she has

October 2010 one of the busiest in WFMT history

What does busy mean at WFMT? One could argue that all radio stations are always busy.  Broadcasting happens 24/7, after all, and running a radio station sometimes feels like laying down tracks ahead of a speeding train even in the “slowest” of months!  Music is selected, announcers and spots ordered, and guests are booked months in more…