10pm: Music by two eminent composers of Vienna: Franz Schubert and Alexander von Zemlinsky.
7pm weeknights: Some musical genealogy!
LGBTQ+ composers from the 17th century to today.
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.
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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.
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.
Folk singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot dies at 84
“I simply write the songs about where I am and where I’m from,” Lightfoot once said. “I take situations and write poems about them.”
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