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      Composer with Chicago Roots Encounters Controversy at Carnegie

      Composer and former-Chicagoan Jonas Tarm was shocked to learn that his piece “Marsh u Nebuttya” commissioned for the New York Youth Symphony will not be performed as scheduled on Sunday, March 8th at Carnegie Hall. The nine-minute piece, which means “March to Oblivion” in Ukrainian, includes a musical quotation of “Horst-Wessel-Lied,” the Nazi party anthem. more... more...

      Backstage with J’nai Bridges @ the Lyric Opera of Chicago

      J’nai Bridges shared some exciting news with WFMT in her dressing room at the Lyric Opera of Chicago before a performance of “The Passenger.” In the opera, Bridges portrays Vlasta, a Czech Jew imprisoned in Auschwitz. The mezzo-soprano explains why she is passionate about this production and what’s coming up next for her. If you more... more...

      San Francisco Symphony in Concert

      Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00 pm Kirill Karabits conducts the San Francisco Symphony in this concert with violinist Alexander Barantschik and violist Jonathan Vinocour. The program includes Honegger’s Pacific 231, Benjamin Britten’s Double Concerto, Sibelius’ Symphony #2, and an encore of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #2. more...

      PianoForte Salon Series Live: Pianist Weiwen Ma

      Friday, March 6 at 12:00 pm Hear a special birthday tribute to composer Frédéric Chopin, as award-winning young pianist Weiwen Ma plays his Polonaise in F sharp minor op.44, a selection of his Etudes and Mazurkas, and Scherzo No.4 in E Major op.54. Weiwen is a native of Shanghai, China. The PianoForte Salon Series is more... more...

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