Verdi’s Falstaff

Noon: NCPA’s Falstaff features Roberto de Candia in the title role and Rachele Stanisci as Alice. Renato Palumbo conducts.

Listening to Singers | Chanticleer

4pm: The “world’s reigning male chorus” returns to Chicago for its annual holiday performances.

Fiesta | Romantic Nationalism

7pm: Composers combining 19th century techniques with rhythms and melodies of their countries.


A Beginner’s Guide to Indigenous Instruments of Illinois

The very name Illinois comes from the confederation of native tribes who lived here — the Illini or Illiwek — composed of at least twelve tribes.

Don't Miss a Beat

6 Easy Steps to Finding a New Instrument

If you or your child have a passion for music — or even a mild curiosity — there is no better time to seize the day.

Playlist: A Thanksgiving Feast in 20 Food-inspired Pieces

As we prepare to gather around the table for the Thanksgiving feast, put on this playlist of some of the most inspired musical celebrations of food and drink.

Ned Rorem, prize-winning composer and writer, dies at 99

Time once called Rorem “the world’s best composer of art songs,” and he was notable for his hundreds of compositions for the solo human voice.

Music’s New Dimension: How Spatial Audio is Changing Classical Music

Professional musicians are constantly evolving their craft. And so are the engineers and technicians recording and producing their music.

6 Studs Terkel Conversations With Native American Artists, Scholars, and Activists

Studs Terkel was committed to evolving, expanding, and interrogating our conception of who made up the US.

2023 Grammy Nominees Announced: Classical, Jazz, Soundtrack, and More

The Recording Academy announced its 2023 Grammy nominations on November 15, 2022.

Roberta Flack has ALS, now ‘impossible to sing,’ rep says

The progressive disease “has made it impossible to sing and not easy to speak.”

The Rich Warren Connection

"Rarely do I pick up a CD from an artist who doesn't pay homage to Rich Warren,” says Wanda Fischer, award-winning host of The Hudson River Sampler.

Stream a Documentary About Superstar Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Yannick Nézet-Séguin is one of classical music's most exciting and intriguing figures. Get to know him through a streaming documentary.

How Classically Trained Navajo Pianist & Composer Connor Chee Weaves His Sound

"The more I studied music, the more I saw the similarities between weaving and what I do."

Playlist: Music for All Souls Day

All Souls Day (November 2) is a day of prayer and remembrance for departed loved ones observed in many branches of Christianity.

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