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December 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm
The three members of Trio Globo join host Seth Boustead for an exciting hour of music, recorded live in the WFMT Levin Performance Studio.
November 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Winners of the Berlin Prize for Music Composition
November 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm
This week we’re exploring a fairly new musical medium, that of the laptop!
November 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm
This week we interview Patricia Morehead, Chicago-based oboist and composer.
November 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Relevant Tones will not broadcast on 11/9 due to pledge programming. Please visit wfmt.com to support Chicago’s classical music radio station!
November 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm
We’ll be on the air live as a part of our fall Membership Drive! Please consider making a gift to help sustain Relevant Tones and WFMT.
October 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm
This week, we look at composers releasing their music on older formats- vinyl and even cassette!
October 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Relevant Tones will not be broadcast on October 19th, but be sure to tune in to WFMT for other fantastic programming!
October 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm
October 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Relevant Tones will not be broadcast on October 5th, but be sure to listen to WFMT for other fantastic programming!
September 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Once a year the American Academy in Rome holds a competition, honoring 15 emerging artists as well as 15 scholars from the US with the so-called Rome Prize. The winners are invited to the Academy, where they can thrive on the presence of cultural heritage as well as the exchange with the fellows from other [...]
September 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Philip Glass is arguably the most famous plumber, mover and cab driver ever to work in New York. While not every example is that extreme, there are quite a few composers with day jobs – multitalented people, that advocate for their fellow composers, write, work in radio or have a Ph.D in neuroscience. Tune in [...]
September 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm
The saxophone quartet has been around a while, with pieces being written for it as early as 1857 (Jean Baptiste Singelee’s op. 53). After the rediscovery for jazz, it has made a comeback to classical music as well. We’re looking at some different takes on how to approach the ensemble. Jon Raskin and Steve Adams [...]
September 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm
This week we explore modern music performed on recycled materials. From Harry Partch’s “Quadrangularis Reversum,” to Dean Drummonds’ “Zoomoozophone,” many recent composers have forsaken traditional instruments in favor of their own invented apparatuses.
August 31, 2013 at 5:00 pm
We sat down with composer, Ilya Levinson, to talk about his story as a composer in Chicago. The program also features live performances of Levinson’s works by cellist, Ian Maksin.