Deaf Hip-Hop Dancer is Moved by Beethoven’s 5th in New Music Video

Combining striking images and stunning dancing, this video reminds us that not everyone engages with music the same way.

Voguing Meets Classical in Stunning New Music Video

Music and motion in perfect harmony.

Some Sublime Schubert from Duo Tal & Groethuysen [Video]

The duo shares one of the staples of the piano four-hands repertoire.


Can You Name These Unusual Instruments? [Quiz]

Test your knowledge of early music by seeing if you can name these predecessors of our modern instruments.

Remembering Richard Covello

Covello was well known in Chicago’s artistic circles as a critic, lecturer, and arts administrator. He was associated for many years with the classical radio station WNIB.

New Orleans musician offers kids trumpets for guns

Shamarr Allen tells news agencies that he has a 9-year-old son and started the project last week, the day after a 9-year-old boy was shot and killed. He says the trumpet changed his life.

Hope and Strength: Celebrating Black Artistry with Lawrence Brownlee & Lyric

Ahead of a free livestream this weekend, the star tenor reflected on his colleagues and career in opera and what he thinks classical music organizations should be doing to better represent their communities.

Singer, songwriter, activist Baez named Guthrie recipient

Baez is this year's recipient of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award that recognizes artists who speak out for the less fortunate.

Isaac Stern at 100 [Video]

As WFMT celebrates the centenary of Isaac Stern — who was born on July 21, 1920 — Michael Stern reflects on his father's life in music.

CSO Cancels Fall Performances

In a statement, CSOA president Jeff Alexander expressed, “As we look ahead and make plans for ensemble concerts for the fall, we are also eager for the day when Maestro Muti and the full orchestra can come together again to share music with local, national and international audiences.”

Anthony McGill’s #TakeTwoKnees Challenge Inspires Musician Activism, Raises Thousands For Equal Justice Initiative

Earlier this month, Anthony McGill shared a video of himself kneeling while playing clarinet with his call-to-action hashtag: #TakeTwoKnees. Now, he's using this hashtag to raise money for a racial justice organization.

Seven Sensational Virtual Field Trips for Chicago Art Lovers

We’re not sure the next time we’ll be able to catch an in-person performance, but luckily, many of Chicago’s hallowed artistic venues are just a click away.

Roasts and Boasts: Match the Composer To The Quote [QUIZ]

The relationships between classical composers can be ... complicated. Some are built on high praise and admiration, others peppered with searing roasts, snide comments, and artful critiques. Can you guess the composer these quotes are describing?

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