Detroit orchestra names Jader Bignamini next music director
The century-old orchestra on Wednesday announced a six-year contract with Bignamini, starting with the 2020-21 season. He will lead a three-concert home stand this weekend at Orchestra Hall.
U of I professor wins fellowship for study of violin in UK
A University of Illinois music professor has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Musicology professor Christina Bashford was awarded one of 188 humanities grants across the nation receiving $30.9 million. She will use the grant on a book project about the impact of the violin on Great Britain in the late 19th and early 20th ...
11 Classical-Inspired Favorites from the Looney Tunes [Playlist]
Brilliant animation and slapstick humor certainly define the Looney Tunes, but it is impossible to imagine the images on screen without classical music. Emmy-winning conductor George Daugherty shares the inspiration behind the live program "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony," now celebrating its 30th anniversary.
MLK, Mahler, Making Community with the Chicago Sinfonietta
The Chicago Sinfonietta's longstanding mission of bringing communities and people together through the symphonic experience takes center stage this weekend with the Sinfonietta’s annual tribute concert to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., featuring orchestral settings of spirituals, folksongs, hip hop, and Mahler's Ressurection Symphony.
Drinking, Dueling, and a Dragon? Huzzah!
It's Baroque opera, minus the sobriety. The serious operas of Handel and Gluck get the parody treatment in this excerpt from the 1737 opera The Dragon of Wantley performed by Haymarket Opera Company!
Hear a Recital of Dynamic Romantic-Era Violin Music [Video]
On January 15, violinist Stephen Kim and pianist Ilya Friedberg shared the Chicago Cultural Center stage for a concert of passionate, dynamic music by two romantic composers: Ernest Chausson and Johannes Brahms.
Some Sublime Schubert from Duo Tal & Groethuysen [Video]
Ahead of the esteemed duo's performance at UChicago Presents, Tal & Groethuysen, who first joined forces in 1985, visited WFMT for an Impromptu of piano four-hands music by Mozart, Schubert, Louis Théodore Gouvy.
Anna Moffo: 4 Videos that Spotlight the Brilliance of ‘La Bellissima’
Writing for The New York Times following her death in 2006, Anthony Tommasini explained that Anna Moffo “was beloved for her rosy voice, dramatic vulnerability and exceptional beauty.”
Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2020 Season
See what's in store for the Grant Park Music Festival 2020 season.
Hildur Guðnadóttir makes history at Globes, Elton John wins
“Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir made history by becoming the first woman in 19 years to win best original score at the Golden Globes. Guðnadóttir was the sole female nominee.
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