SF Symphony | Gustavo Dudamel

9pm: The charismatic conductor leads works by Mozart and Mahler.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Fest | “Dissonance” Quartet

8pm: A celebrated Mozart quartet performed by the respected Dover Quartet.

Exploring Music | Families of Instruments

7pm weeknights: Some musical genealogy!

Astrud Gilberto, singer of ‘The Girl from Ipanema,’ dead at 83

"Why should anybody assume that just because an artist chooses not to give interviews, he/she is a recluse?" she said in 2002.

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A Classical Music Aerial Adventure: Summer in Chicago

Get a new view of summertime in Chicago... complete with some great classical music!

Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou: Pianist, Composer, Nun, Legend

Guèbrou combined the musical traditions of St. Yared, the father of Ethiopian religious music, with classical piano and the traditional pentatonic scales of Ethiopian music.

Prominent Finnish Composer Kaija Saariaho Has Died, Aged 70

Saariaho's compositions melded live performance and electronics, winning recognition and securing commissions from numerous leading organizations.

Chicago Pride Concerts & Events for 2023

From concerts to screenings to festivals to parades, there’s always something happening in and around Chicago for LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

Tommy Prine doesn’t dodge his father’s legacy but makes his own way in compelling debut

Tommy Prine never set out to be a singer-songwriter, but it proved to be a "saving grace" after losing his father, John Prine.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra Names New Music Director

The orchestra’s 2022-2023 season saw seven finalists for its music director position presiding over once concert each.

Dudamel gets 7-minute ovation after 1st NY Philharmonic concert since music director decision

He agreed in February to a five-year contract as New York’s artistic and music director starting in 2026-2027.

Instruments of Memory: Violins Honor Holocaust Survivors, Victims, and Stories

"Music can maintain community and uphold humanity, even in the darkest of times."

Chicago Opera Theater Names New General Director

Lawrence Edelson founded American Lyric Theater in 2005, building a model organization for presenting and fostering new opera.

On a Knife’s Edge: Cooking, Music, History Come Together in Okpebholo’s Cook-Off

In Chicago composer Shawn E. Okpebholo’s new opera, three chefs vie for cooking show glory — and $100K — by tackling the classically American dish macaroni and cheese.

Grace Bumbry, 1st Black singer at Bayreuth, dies at 86

Bumbry was among the winners of the 1958 Met National Council Auditions. She had a recital debut in Paris that same year and made her Paris Opéra debut in 1960.

Violinist on Russian trains soothes weary commuters

Classics, jazz, Russian folk music and children's songs all flow as Oksana glides her bow across the strings.

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