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      • Cirque de la Symphonie Makes Chicago Debut Memorial Day Weekend

        CirCirque de la Symphonie, the only cirque that performs exclusively with symphony orchestras, makes its Chicago debut at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend 2016, partnering with the Chicago Philharmonic. Audiences around the world have become familiar with contemporary circus arts, or nouveau cirque, largely through the work more...
      • 5 of Alisa Weilerstein’s Favorite New Works for Cello

        Weilerstein-Elgar-c-Decca-Harald-Hoffmann-1-1024x681“I’m a cellist, therefore I don’t have the luxury of ‘favorite’ repertoire,” cellist Alisa Weilerstein said after rehearsing a concerto, Outscape, by Pascal Dusapin, which had its world-premiere performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Thursday, May 26, 2016. “I love the standard repertoire very much, but it’s limited, especially if you compare it the violin more...
      • Stanisław Moniuszko: The Most Famous Polish Composer You Haven’t Heard Yet but Should

        Moniuszko11The name Fryderyk Chopin is synonymous with Polish music and culture. Though Stanisław Moniuszko may not be a household name today, the composer is literally the face of Polish opera. A statue of him rests outside of the Warsaw Opera House, where several of works premiered and for which he served as director.
      • Chicago Sinfonietta Blasts Off for “Cosmic Convergence”

        Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity. Composer: Gustav Holst; Music: Chicago Sinfonietta/L Donner; Film: JF Salgado. Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL.Great music can transport us, even into outer space! The Chicago Sinfonietta takes audiences on a journey through the stars with a presentation of Cosmic Convergence at Symphony Center. The program combines live classical music with video curated by Emmy-nominated astronomer Dr. José Francisco Salgado. Comsic Convergence also celebrates 10 years of collaboration between the more...
      • From Symphony Halls to Security Councils, Composer Mohammed Fairouz Uses Voice for Political Change

        Mohammed_smallWhen composer Mohammed Fairouz isn’t busy writing symphonies or operas, he’s likely writing about international politics for the Huffington Post, On Being, or Foreign Policy. “I’m engaged in geopolitics and diplomacy on a fairly involved level,” he said in a recent interview. “I’ve been in conversation with people as diverse as Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud," former head of Saudi Intelligence and Ambassador to the United Kingdom and United States, "and Lana Nusseibeh,” the Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations. “I am very comfortable speaking at the Munich Security Conference.”
      • Violinist Itzhak Perlman cancels North Carolina performance

        Perlman-Itzhak-c.-Lisa-Marie-Mazzucco-MW1RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another renowned musician has canceled a North Carolina performance in protest of the state’s new law limiting antidiscrimination policies for LGBT people. In a Facebook post Tuesday, Violinist Itzhak Perlman canceled his May 18 performance in Raleigh. Perlman was scheduled to perform with the North Carolina Symphony at the Meymandi Concert more...

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