Jon Batiste leaves Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Late Show’
After winning multiple Grammys this year, Jon Batiste is moving on after a seven-year run backing up host Stephen Colbert as bandleader of “The Late Show”.
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Every Chicago Classical Season Announcement
On any given day, Chicago plays host to so much great music that it can be hard to keep track of! Luckily, we're here to help you stay on top of the many exciting offerings this city has to offer.
10 Composers Changing Contemporary Classical Music (Who Also Happen to Be Women) [Playlist]
If you’re looking to expand your own repertoire, why not explore the music of living composers? Check out these 10 composers changing contemporary classical music today who also all happen to be women.
Video | Husband-Wife Duo Plays Brahms, Clarke, Tchaikovsky
Collaborators Matthew Cohen and Zhenni Li-Cohen perform a concert of music for viola and piano.
11 Lithuanian Composers You Should Know
During and following periods of suppression and foreign occupation, many composers have made it their duty to preserve and strengthen a Lithuanian national identity.
UK to host 2023 Eurovision after Ukraine ruled too risky
The fate of the 2023 contest had featured in talks between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Video | Violinist Julian Rhee & Pianist Xiaohui Yang play Mozart & Strauss
Violinist Julian Rhee is not yet 20 years old, but he's already an in-demand artist, with appearances with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, and the San Diego Symphony under his belt.
How To Choose the Best Speakers to Listen to WFMT (and All Your Favorite Music!)
Finding the best speakers for classical music can be a serious proposition. Don't spend your money without answering these questions!
Pete Seeger gets own stamp; ceremony planned at Newport Folk
Seeger, a Harvard dropout who died in 2014 at age 94, wrote or co-wrote “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone.”
U2, George Clooney, Amy Grant among Kennedy Center honorees
Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Gladys Knight and acclaimed Cuban-born American composer Tania León are also among the honorees.
From the end of the world to your town, Elton John’s goodbye
John has five Grammys, as well as a Tony for Aida. His "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" in The Lion King motion picture has been heard by millions of children.
US soprano, offended by blackface, pulls out of Italy opera
Soprano Angel Blue will be bowing out of La Traviata because the theater recently mounted another Verdi opera using blackface.
Bramwell Tovey, conductor and composer, dies at 69
After a long bout with cancer, Tovey died on July 12. Tovey appeared as both a conductor and pianist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other top orchestras.
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