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Riccardo Muti and CSO Present Haydn’s “Seven Last Words” at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral

Holy Name Cathedral is an architectural landmark in the heart of downtown Chicago. On Friday, February 17, the church opened its doors to another Chicago treasure, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

By | February 19th, 2017|

The Film Score: Music for Oscar Week 2017

Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips returns to WFMT to present Music for Oscar Week 2017 following the success of our month-long film score series in 2016 and Veterans Day special. Each day throughout Oscar week, Phillips shares music from movie musicals that have received or been nominated for Academy [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|

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 its African American Network. The network’s mission is to “to engage Chicago’s culturally rich African American community through [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|

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 15th, 2017|

This is What It’s Like to Attend the Grammy Awards

The first thing that often comes to mind when one hears the word Grammy is the CBS telecast, but the Recording Academy is so much more than the telecast.

By | February 15th, 2017|

VIDEO: Why Stewart Copeland, Police Founding Member/Drummer, Has Turned to Composing Opera

Stewart Copeland during technical rehearsals for his opera The Invention of Morel You may know Stewart Copeland as a founding member of the band the Police, but did you know he’s also composed works for orchestra, ballets, and even operas? His music has also been featured in countless [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|
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