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      Carl's Morning Quiz: American mezzo-soprano Frederic von Stade was born in Somerville, New Jersey, 70 years ago today. One of the most recorded of operatic artists, she has made more than 60 recordings, garnering 6 Grammy nominations and 2 Grand Prix du Disque awards. She sang for inaugural ceremonies for two American Presidents and the 2002 Olympics. And several composers have written operatic roles and song cycles for her. In what role did she make her Met debut, Santa Fe debut, and European debut? Answer >>


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      Cellist Ian Maksin Pairs Classical, Pop, and World Music with Wine

      What wine would you pair with Bach’s cello suites on a warm night in June? A Saxon Reisling? An Alsatian Pinot gris? Cellist and composer Ian Maksin returns to City Winery in Chicago on June 2, 2015 for a concert of Bach, Vivaldi, and Piazzola paired with pop, jazz, and of course – wine. Maksin, who more... more...

      VIDEO: Flicka’s 7 Favorite Memories on Her 70th Birthday

      Happy Birthday, Frederica von Stade! The legendary mezzo-soprano, who turns 70 today, shared 7 of her favorite memories in a backstage interview at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Von Stade, who made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1970, reflects on her younger days in this video interview, sharing some of the most magical, memorable, and more... more...

      Your Top 10 Favorite Symphonies

      You voted, and we listened! For the last two weeks on Midday with Lisa Flynn, we have been counting down your Top 10 Favorite Symphonies that were paired with 10 Symphonic Discoveries – great symphonic masterpieces that may be new to you. Below is a list of your Top 10 Symphonies and the 10 Symphonic Discoveries we’ve more... more...

      MusicNOW Series Serves Up Pizza, Beer, and Contemporary Music

      Is there a better way to start your week than with cold beer, hot pizza, and awesome music? On Monday, June 1, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s final MusicNOW concert of the 2014-15 season presents contemporary music by some of today’s most exciting living composers: Esa-Pekka Salonen, Marc Mellits, John Zorn, and Myra Melford. The audience more... more...

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