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Carl's Morning Quiz
Carl's Morning Quiz: The Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam is one of the world’s finest orchestras. It officially became the Royal Concertgebouw in 1988 by decree of Queen Beatrix. Willem Mengelberg led the orchestra from 1895-1941! Bernard Haitink had a long tenure with the orchestra and was named Conductor Laureate in 1999. Who is the current Music Director of the Concertgebouw? Answer >>
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She is a five-star, Grammy Award-winning diva. Bending to box office pressures, the Metropolitan Opera now favors more bel canto repertoire for this American mezzo. Joyce DiDonato has the voice and the acting chops to gain entrance to any opera house in the world, but hasn't more...
He had the will and the soul to be a solo voice in a singular ensemble—tough, audacious, an irrepressible personality. Other players knew his sound in an instant. Oboist Ray Still helped define the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 40 years more...
"That's not her up there." That's what friends of Ana María Martínez keep saying. The star of Lyric's production of Dvořák's Rusalka puts so much physicality and empathy into her portrayal, it's as if Ana's been left in the dressing room more...
[Monday, 8:00 PM] This bunch of players adds tremendous depth to the musical offerings in the city; they are Chicago Chamber Musicians. Made up of players from top-flight organizations (Chicago Symphony, Northwestern, DePaul, Roosevelt etc.), CCM draws from their pool of artists more...
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A selected guide to performances of classical music in New York City.
The New York Philharmonic, under Alan Gilbert’s conducting, continues its exploration of the Danish composer Carl Nielsen at Avery Fisher Hall.
Four people are feared dead after a helicopter crashes in a remote part of Norfolk.
Russia's envoy to the UN tells the Security Council that Moscow "does not want war" with Ukraine, as deadly clashes break out in Donetsk.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to "express frustration" over US digital surveillance.
Total payouts to victims of torture under disgraced former Chicago Police Commander Jon...
Fifty-one Chicago residents who were homeless or at-risk of being homeless now have a...
Demand for locally produced, organic foods has never been stronger. We talk with a...
Morning Immersion Seminar: Master Piano Trios with the Lincoln Trio
All Day Immersion Seminar: Leonard Bernstein--A Musical Giant with Bill McGlaughlin