Meet CSO Solti Conducting Apprentice Erina Yashima

The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice Competition Winner Erina Yashima (Photo: Todd Rosenberg) Conductor Erina Yashima is in the middle of her two-year appointment as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s International Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice. For ten weeks each year, Yashima works directly with Chicago Symphony Orchestra [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|

Chicago Opera Theater Announces 17-18 Season Including World Premiere by Pulitzer-Winning Team

The Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building will host Chicago Opera Theater's mainstage performances during the 2017-18 season Chicago Opera Theater announced its 2017-18 season: three operas, including a world-premiere co-production with Opera Philadelphia, to be staged at the newly-renovated Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building. [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|

Chicago Sinfonietta’s 30th Anniversary Season Showcases “Full Spectrum of Voices and Identities”

Mei-Ann Chen, music director of the Chicago Sinfonietta (Photo: Chris Ocken) The Chicago Sinfonietta recently announced its 30th season line-up as well as the launch of its Commissions by Women Composers Project, a season-long effort to close music’s gender equality gap by commissioning, performing, and recording works by [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|

Boston Pops Violinist Dorothy Han Returns to Alma Mater to Teach Kenwood Students About Music & More

Dorothy Han with students at the Kenwood Academy (Photo: Sam Brewer) Before Dorothy Han became a professional musician, she would sneak in extra piano practice between classes at Kenwood Academy, from which she graduated in 1978. Now a violinist with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Han returned to [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|

Composer Creates Music Major for Persecuted Bahá’ís in Iran Despite No Classrooms, Teachers, Piano

Composer Badie Khaleghian helped establish a four-year music program through the Bahá'í Institute for Higher Education in his native Iran Growing up in Kerman, Iran, composer Badie Khaleghian received his first music lessons from his father. “When I was six or seven years old, he taught me how [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|
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