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This Video of Pianist Oscar Peterson Tearing It Up While John Williams Conducts Will Give You Life

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.

By | May 12, 2017|

Yo-Yo Ma, Civic Orchestra Musicians to Present Benefit “Concert for Peace” at St. Sabina Church

‘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 [...]

By | May 11, 2017|

Ravinia Announces Two-Season Leonard Bernstein Celebration, Curated by Conductor Marin Alsop

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 [...]

By | May 9, 2017|

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 [...]

By | May 8, 2017|Tags: , |

Conductor, MacArthur “Genius” Marin Alsop Explains “Why There Aren’t More Women on the Podiums”

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 [...]

By | May 8, 2017|
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