We’re celebrating the nuptials of American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Henry (aka Harry) with wedding music from the movies.
Russian born, Spanish pianist Marianna Prjevalskaya performs live in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center during a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert.
Enjoy a performance recorded live at the Chicago Cultural Center featuring your favorite classics as well as a new work by Jake Heggie.
Did you know that bagpipes aren’t from Ireland or Scotland, but the Middle East? Discover more about this fascinating instrument with piper Dave Johnston.
Pianist Kirill Gerstein performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor the way the composer originally intended – a version not been heard in the United States since Tchaikovsky’s U.S. tour in 1891.
This week, the Mariinsky comes to Chicago, some of the world’s best dancers perform under one roof, and more.
The opera house can be a scary place – and we’re not talking about all those crazy singers and their shenanigans backstage! Many operas contain ghastly ghouls, ghosts, goblins, witches, dragons, and all kinds of crazy creatures. Here are some of the most frightening pieces from the history of opera. Much of the action of L’Orfeo, one of the first …
Sometimes, composers save their best work for last. Is Verdi’s last opera, “Falstaff,” his best?
Chopin wrote his Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 in E-flat major between 1830 and 1832 and the piece was first published in 1833. The Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 is one of the most popular of Chopin’s 21 nocturnes as evidenced by the number of arrangements made for other instruments. Karol Lipiński made the first arrangement during Chopin’s lifetime for …
Chopin composed nocturnes throughout his career, including 18 published between 1832 and 1846 and 3 published posthumously. The first person to title instrumental works of this kind “nocturnes” was John Field. He published a collection of piano nocturnes in the early 19th century. In a eulogistic preface to an 1859 edition of John Field’s collected nocturnes, composer Franz Liszt poetically …