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.
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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."
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