From the Hamburg State Opera: Bellini’s ‘Norma’

Marina Rebeka stars in the title role in this performance conducted by Matteo Beltrami. Noon.

Arias and Songs | Devils and Demons For Halloween

And scary they are! Tune in at 4:30 pm... if you dare.

Fiesta | Music for El Día de los Muertos

Sampling music that explores many facets of this celebration. 7:00 pm.


Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

The decision leaves only the possibility of performances at the very tail end of the hall's 2020-21 season.

Virus cases spike at Milan’s La Scala, Naples’ San Carlo

The number of performers at Milan's famed La Scala opera house who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen to 21, even as the theater was forced to close.

Killer Chops: Some Scary Celluloid Pianists for Halloween

As Halloween approaches, let’s look at a few horror films in which pianists, or at least the hands they are attached to, are the stars.

Arlo Guthrie, citing health, says he’s retired from touring

In lengthy posts on his Facebook page and website, the 73-year-old folksinger announced Friday he is retiring from performance immediately.

Light and Hope in Music: Illinois Philharmonic Opens Season Virtually

IPO concertmaster Azusa Tashiro feels that music is vital as "something to rely on, something that warms [your] heart."

Lyric Cancels 2020-21 season

Among the canceled 2021 productions are Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro; and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, as well as a concert tribute to music director Sir Andrew Davis, who concludes his 20-year tenure at the end of this season.

Playlist | 19 Latin American Composers You Should Know

From Cuba to Argentina, Uruguay to Mexico, Latin America has had no shortage of phenomenal composers. And while we are huge fans of Piazzolla and Villa-Lobos, we also love these lesser-known composers — and we think you will, too!

Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio: Selections from ‘The French Album’ at Home

Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio sits down with WFMT General Manager George Preston to discuss WFMT, what it is like to be an artist right now, and Jorge’s new recording, The French Album.

‘Jagged Little Pill’ leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

The sobering musical, which plumbs Alanis Morissette's 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday.

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