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CSO’s MusicNOW Announces 20th Anniversary Season: Vijay Iyer, Salonen, Evening-Length Theatrical Work

Mead Composer-in-Residence Samuel Adams greets guests at MusicNOW's post-concert reception on April 3, 2017, at the Harris Theater (Photo: Todd Rosenberg) The Chicago Symphony Orchestra recently announced the 2017-18 lineup for its acclaimed series MusicNOW, celebrating 20 years of bringing contemporary music to Chicago. Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and [...]

By | May 23, 2017|

KAIA Kids Around the World: The Music of Uruguay

WFMT is proud to present KAIA Kids Around the World, a new web series that explores music from across the globe. As WFMT’s first ensemble in residence, KAIA String Quartet is taking WFMT fans on musical adventures throughout Latin America from May – July 2017. With nine different stops throughout [...]

By | May 22, 2017|Tags: |

A biography, a documentary, and an archive celebrate Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha

Sheet music, recordings of concerts and interviews, photographs, correspondence, and even the clothes that Alicia de Larrocha wore throughout her life make up part of the personal archive of the great Spanish pianist. Soon, anyone – scholars, students, and fans – will be able to find a portion of that material by visiting the archive’s website dedicated to the pianist.

By | May 22, 2017|

Watching This “Bubble Smith” Blow Big Bubbles to Bach on a Beach is Your Moment of Zen for the Week

Composer Robert Schumann loved Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier so much that he said it should be every musician’s “daily bread.” But perhaps you’ve never thought it could make the perfect bubble-blowing soundtrack, too. The Well-Tempered Clavier is composed of two volumes of keyboard music. Each contains 24 pairs of preludes and [...]

By | May 19, 2017|

Stream Music of Uruguay’s Greatest Composers

This mural by artist Carlos Páez Vilaró portrays the key characters in an Uruguayan Candombe performance. Explore music of Uruguay’s greatest composers, past and present, as KAIA String Quartet taking you on a musical journey throughout Latin America. KAIA, WFMT’s first ensemble in residence, is sharing the music of Venezuela weekdays [...]

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