Cold Doesn’t Bother Them Anyway: Artists Flock to Chicago to Audition for Disney’s “Frozen” Musical

Disney Theatrical Productions has come to Chicago to cast performers for its upcoming musical "Frozen" based upon the 2013 animated feature of the same name. Those auditioning spoke about themselves and what brought them to this particular audition.

By | January 13th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

LISTEN: Martin Luther King, Jr. Tells Studs Terkel About His Dream, the Dangers of Hate, and the Power of Love

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke with WFMT host Studs Terkel following his historic “I Have a Dream Speech." During their conversation, recorded at the Chicago home of Mahalia Jackson on October [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|News|

Hamburg’s spectacular Elbphilharmonie opens for 1st concert

BERLIN (AP) — Hamburg's spectacular new Elbphilharmonie concert hall finally hosted its first concert on Wednesday night, several years behind schedule and far over the original budget. President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|News|

“High Priestess” or “Master of an Art of Singing”? Changing the Conversation about Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson is undoubtedly one of the most influential singers of the 20th century. Learn about how musicians and music historians are changing the conversation about the "Queen of Gospel."

By | January 11th, 2017|News|

This Video of a Silver-Haired Soprano Singing a Verdi Aria is Sure to Leave You Feeling Warm & Fuzzy

Who says youth is wasted on the young? The silver-haired soprano Fausta Truffa hasn’t let her age stop her from sharing her remarkable gift. In this video below, Truffa sings the aria [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|News|

This Video of Bernstein Scolding Two Percussionists Proves Playing Triangle is Harder Than You Think

Have you ever watched an orchestra play a piece in which the percussionists might only be called upon to play the occasional few measures on the kettle drum, or perhaps to add color [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Exclude, News|

LISTEN: 4 Winter-Inspired Works of Contemporary Classical Music to Help You Survive the Cold

Hear samples from 4 works of contemporary classical music that explore different aspects of winter.

By | January 6th, 2017|News|

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Quotes by Composers

Can you match the quotation to the composer? Take this quiz and find out.

By | January 5th, 2017|News|

Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2017 Season

Today, Grant Park Music Festival announced its 2017 summer season. This year’s festival runs for 10 weeks from June 14 through August 19 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, and [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|News|

In Their Own Words: Inspiring Quotes by Classical Musicians We Loved and Lost in 2016

2016 was a year of great loss, and the world of music was not spared. Find some inspiration in the words of these great classical musicians who are no longer with us.

By | December 29th, 2016|News|
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