Grant Park Music Festival | Songs of Freedom

6:30pm: A Juneteenth concert featuring soprano Karen Slack and music by Montgomery, Bonds, and Beethoven.

Baroque&Before | Thomas Tallis’s Motets

10pm: A performance from early music group Gli Angeli Genève.

19 Black Composers to Celebrate on Juneteenth

These composers' contributions have changed music history.

Guarneri Hall Announces ’24–25 Season With 20th Century, Jazz

Plus chamber music and a live score for a silent film.

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Signifyin’ in Song: How the Sounds of Slavery Changed Music Forever

Music and dance provided an outlet for enslaved people to express their sorrow, though often their cries of pain sounded quite the opposite to slave owners.

Chopin’s Top 10 Works

Though his life was short, Frédéric Chopin's prolific output lives on, inspiring listeners and artists like few others.

Juneteenth Events in Chicago 2024

Concerts, festivals, and more to celebrate Juneteenth in Chicago.

Chicago Music and Arts Events for Summer 2024

Summer arts riches — from open air concerts to music legends passing through our great city.

North Shore Chamber Music Fest Returns

Across four programs, performers including violinist Paul Huang, pianist Alessio Bax, and the festival’s co-founders explore a range of chamber music rep.

Richard M. Sherman, who fueled Disney charm in ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘It’s a Small World,’ dies at 95

"Something good happens when we sit down together and work," Richard Sherman said about his lifetime collaboration with his brother, Robert.

Operas by AAPI Composers You Should Know

From Greek Myth to colonial history to epic Chinese literature, inspiration comes in all forms.

Announcing: Grant Park Music Festival Broadcasts 2024

From world premieres to timeless favorites, the exciting slate of concert broadcasts has something for everyone.

Karen Slack Named Lyric Unlimited Artist-in-Residence

In addition to her respected artistry, Slack's industry-leading endeavors strive to make classical music and opera more accessible and inclusive.

Playlist: Classical Music You Probably Know (But Can’t Name): Vol. 3

Whether through movies, advertising, samples, or other popular media, classical music is everywhere — you just have to know what to look for!

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