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Midday with Lisa Flynn
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Veteran actor (The Wire, Tremé) and New Orleans native Wendell Pierce brings outstanding performances each week from Jazz at Lincoln Center's House of Swing. Each week, Pierce brings the story of jazz through music and the players in their own words.
Arias and Songs | WFMT
Chicago's Classical and Folk Music Radio Streaming Online
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Impromptu | WFMT
Our live afternoon series of “impromptu” music and conversation features some of today’s most sought-after musicians from around the world. Previous guests on Impromptu have included cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mezzo-soprano Joyce Di Donato, and author Salman...
Introductions | WFMT
Introductions is WFMT’s weekly Saturday morning program that features talented pre-college classical musicians in the Chicago area. Soloists and chamber ensembles perform live in WFMT’s Levin Performance Studio. Large ensembles, including orchestras,...
Cedille Chicago Presents
Jim Ginsburg, founder and President of Cedille Records, hosts Cedille Chicago Presents, a program which focuses on Chicago's top classical performers and composers, with recordings drawn from the non-profit label's catalog of more than 140 albums.
The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | WFMT
Each week WFMT goes live to the Chicago Cultural Center for concerts with emerging artists from around the world, produced by the International Music Foundation. Some shows offer solo recitals while others feature ensembles. The concerts take place...
WFMT: PianoForte Salon Series Live
Join host Peter Whorf for The PianoForte Salon Series at Columbia College Chicago, a series of live performances centering on the piano, featuring today’s top solo pianists and chamber musicians. Broadcast on 98.7WFMT the first Friday of each month.
WFMT’s “Critic-at-Large” Andrew Patner presents an hour-long weekly program of conversation about the arts each Monday night.
Critic’s Choice is a weekly feature in which WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner shares his observations on arts and culture, from performances at Orchestra Hall to happenings in overlooked Chicago neighborhoods to festivals around the world.It airs...
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Weekly CSO broadcasts offer a unique format that includes dynamic and innovative content to illustrate the fascinating stories found inside the music, with insight from the performers themselves.
Bill McGlaughlin will enrich, enlighten, educate and entertain listeners, adding value for classical music listeners everywhere. Bill's in-depth knowledge and deep passion of classical music, along with his enthusiasm, imagination and spontaneity,...
Modules of classical music. Peter Van de Graff draws music selections from all eras, but focuses on works from Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras.
Midday with Lisa Flynn
Jazz with Bob Parlocha
While many people bemoan jazz's shrinking audience, one jazz radio program's ubiquity practically rivals that of 'I Love Lucy' reruns - at any given moment, someone, somewhere is listening to "Jazz with Bob Parlocha".
New York Philharmonic
These broadcasts represent the Orchestra's entire season, and will include interviews with Philharmonic musicians, guest artists and conductors.
Folk music and farce; showtunes and satire; madness and escape.
Portraits in Blue
Host Bob Porter is one of the busiest record producers and journalists in both jazz and blues. His program provides that important link between jazz and blues...early "rhythm & blues". Bob tells many revealing stories about the music and the...
West Coast Live
Sedge Thomson entertains and informs its audience with music, ideas and humor from a rich mix of musicians, writers and thinkers from the Bay Area and around the country.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Hosted by Elliott Forrest, with commentary by the Chamber Music Society's Artistic Director, David Shifrin, these programs are recorded live by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and are produced by WQXR-FM in New York City.