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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.

Muti’s legacy: respect composers, reject revisionists

"In 20 to 30 years, when everything will collapse, you will say maybe Muti was right," the 80-year-old Italian conductor said.

Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

The Recording Industry Association of America says record album sales grew a whopping 61% last year — and reached $1 billion for the first time since the 1980s.

John Williams, 90, steps away from film, but not music

Williams says the fifth Indiana Jones film will probably be his last film. He'll spend most of his time to writing concert pieces.

James Rado, who co-created groundbreaking ‘Hair,’ dies at 90

Hair, which has story and lyrics by Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, was the first rock musical on Broadway, the first Broadway show to feature full nudity and the first to feature a same-sex kiss.

Seasons, Tan Dun, and Ghostbusters in Chicago Phil’s 2022/23 Season

The new season will kick off with a live concert performance and screening of Ghostbusters.

Quiz | How Well Do You Know These Symphony Titles & Nicknames?

Jupiter, Pastoral, Philosopher. There are countless symphonies with nicknames, monikers, and titles. Can you keep them straight?

Sing Different: Why the Life of Apple’s Steve Jobs Makes for Great Opera

Steve Jobs gets the operatic treatment with Mason Bates' Grammy-winning The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. We spoke with the composer, librettist Mark Campbell, as well as baritone Edward Parks, who created the role of Jobs.

Met Opera season had no COVID cancellations but sales down

The Metropolitan Opera sold 56% of ticket dollar capacity this season as it returned from a 1 1/2-year absence.

Klaus Mäkelä To Head Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Orchestra

Klaus Mäkelä, a 26-year-old Finnish conductor, will become chief conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam for the 2027-28 season as part of a 10-year commitment.

NY Philharmonic restores salaries to pre-pandemic levels

The orchestra canceled its 2020-21 season due to the pandemic and split this season largely between Alice Tully Hall and Rose Theater.

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