Oscar Peterson has delighted music lovers as a solo pianist, playing in his trio, and even with large orchestras. He joined the Boston Pops Orchestra for a performance that was broadcast December 23, 1980 as part of Evening at the Pops, produced by PBS member station WGBH-TV between 1970 and 2005.
‘Cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in a concert of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos at Fourth Presbyterian Church during the 2016 Bach Marathon presented with the People’s Music School (Photo: Todd Rosenberg) The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association today announced a Concert for Peace to [...]
Mark Campbell has written the words to over fifteen operas to date, making him one of the most active librettists alive. When Campbell visited the Windy City, he spoke about his work and explained, “how do you write an opera?”
Composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein (Photo: The Leonard Bernstein Office) On May 9, 2017, The Leonard Bernstein Office announced “Leonard Bernstein at 100,” a two-year global celebration of Bernstein’s life and career. Following up on that announcement, the Ravinia Festival has announced its plans for a two-season Bernstein [...]
Composer Rodrigo Cadet Creates World-Premiere Works for Chicago Students to Teach About Mexico & Its Music
¡Cantare! Chicago composer-in-residence Rodrigo Cadet works with students from Hubbard High School in March 2017 (Photo: Jennifer Girard) “Music is the perfect way to get to know other parts of the world,” said composer Rodrigo Cadet during a visit to Chicago from his native Mexico. “Sometimes you don’t [...]
Conductor Marin Alsop (Photo: Bruno Vessiez) When conductor Marin Alsop became the music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2007, she was the first woman to hold this position with a major American orchestra. She’s also the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms, and the first conductor ever to receive [...]