CSO Cancels Remainder of 2020-21 Season
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra today announced the cancellation of all 2020-21 season programs from April 1 to June 13, 2021, extending cancellations that had been announced previously.
Luisi’s term with Dallas Symphony extended through 2028-29
Luisi was hired in June 2018 to start as music director with the 2020-21 season, succeeding Jaap van Zweden, who became the music director of the NY Philharmonic.
Delayed Kennedy Center Honors to be rescheduled for mid-May
The honorees are country music legend Garth Brooks, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, violin virtuoso Midori, folk music icon Joan Baez and actor Dick Van Dyke.
The Modern Musical Dynasty: Kanneh-Mason Family Performs Saint-Saëns, Bob Marley
There have been many musical dynasties throughout history – think of the Bach and Strauss families. Today, we have a new dynasty in the making with the Kanneh-Masons: seven brothers and sisters, all of whom play either violin, piano, or cello.
Video | Paula Kosower & Kuang-Hao Huang Play Nadia Boulanger, Debussy, Beethoven Live
From the Chicago Cultural Center, cellist Paul Kosower and collaborative pianist Kuang-Hao Huang present works of Nadia Boulanger, Claude Debussy, and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Conductor Simon Rattle to leave London post for Munich
The two organizations said Monday that the acclaimed conductor will become the German orchestra's chief conductor in 2023.
Montreal Symphony Orchestra Names Next Music Director
Rafael Payare has been announced as the next music director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He will begin his tenure in the 2022-23 season
Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions
The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths.
Claude Bolling, popular jazz-classical musician, dead at 90
The Cannes native was a professional musician by his teens and over the following decades would perform with everyone from Lionel Hampton to Yo-Yo Ma.
In Their Own Words: Quotes From Artists and Friends of WFMT Who Died in 2020
2020 was a year of great loss for all; the music world was no exception. As we reflect on the year gone by, WFMT salutes the contributions of artists and friends who died this past year.
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