Watch breakdancing countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński perform LIVE at the WFMT studios
The Polish countertenor, who makes his Chicago debut with Music of the Baroque, took a break from rehearsals to show us his talents as both a singer and breakdancer.
Commercial and critical darling Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer
NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize. The revered rapper is also the most commercially successful musician to receive the award, usually reserved for critically acclaimed classical acts who don't live on the pop
Meet the women of the Chicago Black Renaissance who changed classical music around the world
Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Irene Britton Smith, Nora Holt, and countless other women of color contributed to the Chicago Black Renaissance and changed classical music around the world.
VIDEO | Hear Third Coast Baroque: Chicago’s newest early music ensemble
Watch Rubén Dubrovsky and Third Coast Baroque perform the virtuosic music of Vivaldi in the beautiful Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette, IL.
Visa difficulties force Esperanza Spalding, National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba to cancel Chicago concert
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) announced today that a concert featuring the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba with Esperanza Spalding, originally scheduled for February 9, 2019, has been cancelled.
“Everybody has the blues” : Martin Luther King, Jr. on the power of music to bring people together
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a poweful public speaker, though his only words about music come down to us from remarks he offered for the first annual Berlin Jazz Festival in 1964.
VIDEO | Get a sneak peek at Chicago Opera Theater’s Donizetti double bill
Chicago Opera Theater concludes its 2017/18 season with a Donizetti double bill presenting two Chicago premieres: "Il Pigmalione" and "Rita."
Inside the Sounds of the Upside Down: Meet the Composers of the Netflix Hit “Stranger Things”
Get to know Emmy Award-winning composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, and how their interest in experimental music prepared them to score one of the definitive shows of our era.
For the Record: The Library of Congress Welcomes Four Classical Recordings to the National Recording Registry
Every year since 2002, the National Recording Registry selects a number of sound recordings to honor. Here are four classical recordings registered this year.
Opera in New York City to feature inmates recorded in Iowa
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Inmates from an eastern Iowa prison have spent weeks learning German and perfecting inflections for a recording that will be played during a New York City opera performance of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.” Heartbeat Opera invited the Oakdale Community Choir of the Iowa Medical and Classification Center to perform the “Prisoner’s Chorus” for its New York City live ...
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