The WFMT Orchestra Series

Series produced by The WFMT Radio Network

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The WFMT Orchestra Series is a year-round series that combines exceptional orchestras from across the country and around the world. Each quarter, listeners will hear fantastic concerts, including the LA Phil (Summer), Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Fall), San Francisco Symphony (Spring), and a scintillating variety in the Winter Quarter, including orchestras from Europe, the UK, California, and China. Each episode is intended to be broadcast the week it releases, but some exceptions can be made for stations that wish to air an orchestra later in the year. Contact us for details.

The WFMT Orchestra Series is a year-round series that combines exceptional orchestras from across the country and around the world. Each quarter, listeners will hear fantastic concerts, including the LA Phil (Summer), Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Fall), San Francisco Symphony (Spring), and a scintillating variety in the Winter Quarter, including orchestras from Europe, the UK, California, and China in 2024. Listings for upcoming broadcasts can be found on our website at https://radionetwork.wfmt.com/programs/wfmt-orchestra-series/ .

Each episode is intended to be broadcast the week it releases, but some exceptions can be made for stations that wish to air an orchestra later in the year. Contact us for details.


Additional Files

78 Pieces

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Guo Wenjing’s Passacaglia for Orchestra is a work inspired by prehistoric rock paintings in ancient caves on Riyue Mountain. Li Biao leads the orch...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
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We'll hear Gustav Mahler's dramatic and passionate Symphony No. 6, as well as Zhou Jiping's luscious Concerto for Violin, featuring eminent soloist...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
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We bring in the Chinese New Year with the National Centre for Performing Arts, led by conductors Lü Jia, Peng Jiapeng, and Chen Lin. Works include ...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Klaus Mäkelä leads the Oslo Philharmonic in Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 at the 2023 Edinburgh international Festival. We'll also feature p...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Marin Alsop leads the German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin, in Jessie Montgomery's vibrant "Strum", Antonín Dvořák's New World Symphony, and Brett Dea...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Domingo Hindoyan leads the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in symphonic dances from Bernstein and Rachmaninoff. Pianist Paul Lewis also joins the orch...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Famed English orchestra The Hallé, led by Sir Mark Elder, bring us two Greek myths: Sibelius's "The Oceanids" and Ravel's ballet "Daphnis et Chloé"...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Christian Thielemann leads the Dresden Staatskapelle in an exceptional performance of audience favorites. We celebrate the start of the New Year wi...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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On this closing broadcast program, the the orchestra performs Britten's "Four Sea Interludes" from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a and Mahler's second sympho...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week Matthew Annin is the soloist in Richard Strauss' Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 11. Also heard will be works ...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week we hear the Aaron Diehl Trio perform Mary-Lou Williams' 'Zodiac Suite' as well as William Grant Still's second symphony and Holst's 'The ...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week Joyce Yang is the soloist in Mozart's Concerto No. 24 in C minor for Piano and Orchestra, K. 491. Also heard will be works by Lutosławski...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Guest conductor Roderick Cox leads the Milwaukee Symphony in music by Richard Strauss, Jean Sibelius, and Beethoven. Featuring pianist Inon Barnatan.

  • Added: Nov 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Pianist Stephen Hough takes a generous approach to Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto. We'll also hear music by Anna Clyne and the 5th Symphony by D...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week Ken-David Masur leads the orchestra in exploring themes of water. Smetana's "The Moldau" from 'Ma vlast' and Debussy's 'La Mer' will be h...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Guest conductor Nicholas McGegan leads the orchestra in Handel's Suite No. 1 in F major from Water Music, two Vivaldi concertos, and more.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Music Director Ken-David Masur and violinist Baiba Skride team up for Sebastian Currier's "Aether". We'll also hear Jean Sibelius's "Night Ride and...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week, guest conductor David Robertson leads the orchestra in works by Ravel and Messiaen, and Orli Shaham is the soloist in Chopin's Concerto ...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week, Ken-David Masur leads the orchestra in Robert Schumann's first symphony, as well as works by Johannes Brahms and Iman Habibi's "Jeder Ba...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30