Hear what the holidays in 17th century Mexico and Canada might have sounded like with these special live performances by internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble Chanticleer.
Music from some of the most beloved operas in the repertoire has found its way into famous scenes in cinema. Here are 10 times operatic excerpts underscored important moments on the big screen.
Opera can transport us to other times and places – real and imagined. Below are 11 operas set in Asia by both Asian and non-Asian composers, all arranged chronologically.
If you’re not in the holiday spirit yet, you will be after hearing the newest generation of von Trapps perform “Edelweiss” from “The Sound of Music.”
A seemingly medieval castle overlooks the town of Meriden, Connecticut, where crystal waterfalls tumble down stony hillsides. Roads wind through panoramas of color that seem to stretch into endless natural splendor. This is where the great soprano Rosa Ponselle, whose voice has been described as one of the “most beautiful of the century,” was born.
Whether you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit or just want to hear some great music, there’s something for everyone this week in Chicago. Acclaimed violinist Gil Shaham returns to Chicago to perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Finnish conductor John Storgårds leads performances, and makes his debut with the Orchestra in a program that also …
Find out what classical music you should serve as a Thanksgiving side dish
Chef Bruce Sherman of Michelin-starred North Pond Restaurant shared his favorite holiday dishes and what music pairs perfectly with them. Below find a few of Chef Sherman’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes – including a delicious way to put your leftovers to good use – and his suggestions for the best music to serve on the side. Bruce Sherman shared his favorite seasonal drink for …
When conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya was recently named the new music director of Chicago Opera Theater, she became the only woman to hold that title with a major American opera company. Get to know Yankovskaya in this video interview.
17 year-old Rebecca Vazquez said that hearing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform at Lane Tech College Prep High School, where she is a student, is a “a once in a lifetime opportunity.” The orchestra performed there on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, as part of its efforts to bring music to communities throughout Chicago.