CSO | Muti Conducts Shostakovich 6

8 pm: Plus music by Franz Liszt, Bernard Rands, Felix Mendelssohn, and Arnold Schoenberg!

Ryan Opera Center | Martin Luther Clark & Donald Lee III

7 pm: 20th century vocal music from British and American composers.

Quiz: How Spine-Tingling Is Your Taste in Classical Music?

Is your taste in classical music scary enough for Halloween?


Free Movie Honors Hildegard von Bingen, A Trailblazing Composer & Nun

A 12th-century abbess gifted with extraordinary skills in medicine, science, and music.

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Every Chicago Classical Season Announcement

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.

6 Easy Steps to Finding a New Instrument

If you or your child have a passion for music — or even a mild curiosity — there is no better time to seize the day.

Krakow cancels Roger Waters gigs, urges him to visit Ukraine

Waters has expressed a sympathetic stance toward Russia in its war against Ukraine.

Pharoah Sanders, influential jazz saxophonist, dies at 81

Sanders, who launched his career playing alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s, died in Los Angeles early Saturday.

Early Streisand nightclub recording remastered for release

The performances were intended to become Barbra Streisand's first album, but instead many of the songs were redone and released as her Grammy-winning self-titled debut album in 1963.

Bargain hunter scores 700-year-old medieval times document

Instead of a kitchen appliance, Will Sideri stumbled upon a framed document hanging on a wall. It had elaborate script in Latin, along with musical notes and gold flourishes. A sticker said 1285 AD.

Musical Tails: 6 Composers Who Wrote Music for Pets

Meet the incredible pets who inspired some of our favorite music!

Video: James Conlon & Johnny Gandelsman Reflect on Music of the Holocaust

WFMT interviews conductor James Conlon, a tireless advocate for composers silenced by the Nazi regime, and musician Johnny Gandelsman, who produced the soundtrack to 'The US and the Holocaust.'

Elton John to perform at White House on Friday

The audience will include teachers, nurses, students, gay rights advocates and others.

Music for Her Majesty: Important Musical Moments in the Life of Queen Elizabeth II of England

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. In memoriam, we take a look at the royal monarch's life through a musical lens...

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ to close on Broadway next year

Broadway's longest-running show is scheduled to close in February 2023, less than a month after its 35th anniversary.

In 35th Season, Chicago Sinfonietta Looks At What’s ‘Next’

A dynamic balance of intensity and optimism holds true throughout the season, which features such program titles as Next, Boundless, and Unapologetic.

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