The Nevermind Ensemble performs at the Music in Paradise Festival

This week on Baroque&Before, enjoy works by Marais and Couperin recorded live in concert in Paradyż, Poland. Wednesday at 10:00 pm


9 Works by Women Writers We Want to See Adapted into Operas

We’re glad to see that in recent decades, more and more works by women writers have been given their due in the opera house. Here’s a look back at some of them, and a short list of works by women that we’re waiting to see operatically staged.

“A rose for love and a book forever” | Literature for music lovers to read on World Book Day

WFMT host Candice Agree has selected some of her favorite works of literature that have inspired musical compositions for you to enjoy on World Book Day.

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.

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