Requiem Æternam: How a Fraternity Celebrates Death as an End and an Achievement with Music

Members of the Fraternity of St. Peter singing a requiem in 2010. (Source: newliturgicalmovement.org) Music can play a powerful role in remembering those we have lost. Among religious observances, the [...]

By | May 25, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

How to Win Music Competitions Even if You Lose | Tips from Paul Lewis of the Leeds Piano Competition

Pianist Paul Lewis (Photo: Molina Visuals) “It's quite fun to say this, but I actually hate competitions. I really can't stand them,” Paul Lewis said as he took a break [...]

By | May 25, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

From Polka to Mariachi, Discover Why Pilsen is One of Chicago’s Most Diverse Musical Melting Pots

If there’s any neighborhood in Chicago where a Czech swing orchestra and an Afro-Latin funk band can share a stage, it’s Pilsen. The neighborhood has been home to diverse music and musicians since its early history and today it remains a musical melting pot of traditions from around the world.

By | April 27, 2017|KAIA1, News, Uncategorized|

The 1 Concert That Inspired Riccardo Muti to Create the Chicago Symphony’s African American Network

A photo from JET magazine of Riccardo Muti conducting his first tribute concert to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1991 with the Philadelphia Orchestra The Chicago Symphony Orchestra recently launched [...]

By | February 15, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

VIDEO: What New York City Ballet Choreographer Justin Peck Listens for When Picking Music for Dance

Renowned choreographer Justin Peck took a break from his rehearsals with the Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago to explain what he listens for when selecting music to choreograph.

By | February 15, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

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 13, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

The Cavatina Duo

We air a program recorded with the the Cavatina Duo on January 25, 2016, featuring the following repertoire: Fernando Sor: Variations on “O Cara armonia” from Mozart’s the Magic Flute (arr. Allan [...]

By | January 9, 2017|Uncategorized|
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