From Kansas City to Los Angeles, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been spreading music across the country during the first of two U.S. tours during the 2017-18 season. This fall, the orchestra, led by Riccardo Muti, makes 9 stops in Kansas and the West Coast before embarking on an East Coast tour in early 2018. Yet the 2017 tour has …
From the moment of its creation, this music and its ballet continue to speak to the American soul. Dive into the score of “Appalachian Spring” with Bill McGlaughlin.
As classical organizations seek to bring more newcomers to the concert hall, have traditions of audience silence worn out their welcome?
On October 18, 2017, a full house enjoys the 40th anniversary concert of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. The Arianna and Vermeer Quartets perform the Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20. On October 18, 2017, a full house enjoys the 40th anniversary concert of the Dame Myra Hess …
When Anish Kapoor visited his iconic sculpture or the first time since it was completed in 2006, he had to take his first selfies with it.
From the stage to the silver screen, check out these 5 events that no music lover in Chicago should miss.
The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), based in south suburban Park Forest, is celebrating its 40th season, and the orchestra welcomes a new face to the podium: conductor Stilian Kirov.
As the WFMT Radio Network’s series from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival heads into production for another season of radio shows, host Kerry Frumkin, and producer Louise Frank, asked participants what makes this location so enchanting.
Sometimes, composers save their best work for last. Is Verdi’s last opera, “Falstaff,” his best?
Maestro Harry Bicket shared what’s in his “little box of tricks” to help musicians in modern orchestras sound period perfect.