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Lyric Opera of Chicago announces 2018/19 season

Today, Lyric Opera of Chicago announced its 2018/19 including special performances by sopranos Anna Netrebko and Renée Fleming.

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee on why black composers matter and the artists who have inspired him the most

Learn how Lawrence Brownlee, hailed as one of the world’s leading tenors, is developing new works that responds to issues facing men of color today.

How WFMT legend Studs Terkel just made his Carnegie Hall debut (alongside his old friend Mahalia Jackson and the Kronos Quartet)

WFMT’s long-time resident “free spirit” Studs Terkel died near a decade ago, on Halloween in 2008, but he just made his Carnegie Hall debut. What brought about this feat of artistic time travel?

VIDEO | Jennifer Koh plays 6 new works for solo violin that redefine virtuosity for the 21st century

Niccolò Paganini’s 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1 has defined virtuosity on the solo violin for nearly 200 years. Violinist Jennifer Koh is changing that.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra announces 2018/19 season, Muti extends contract through 2022

Today, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announced programming for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Center Presents 2018/19 season.

6 Things you might not know about the Grammy Awards (from a member of the Recording Academy)

Did you know that Grammy Awards are made with a special metal alloy called Grammium?

VIDEO | The Kruger Bros. and Kontras Quartet serve up a blend of classical and folk music that goes down as smooth as aged bourbon

The Kontras Quartet ended their time as WFMT’s ensemble-in-residence by teaming up with bluegrass group the Kruger Brothers to present Wood in the Whiskey, a concert blending classical and folk traditions.

“Uncle Alex,” opera about Russian immigrants denied entry to America, has Chicago premiere

Thompson Street Opera Company presents the Chicago premiere of Uncle Alex, an opera that tackles the complexities of immigration in America, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Adler University. The performance is part of Faulty Systems, an event that invites speakers and artists from all disciplines to speak about civic engagement, social justice, and activism through art. Uncle Alex, with music ...

10 Finnish Composers You Should Know (Who Aren’t Jean Sibelius)

Osmo Vänskä, the Finnish music director of the Minnesota Orchestra, shared 10 Finnish composers that everyone should know who aren’t Sibelius.

Pianist Lang Lang gives 1,000 students tickets to attend Grammy Salute to Classical Music at Carnegie Hall

Internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang is slated to host the Grammy Salute to Classical Music Celebrating the Legacy of Leonard Bernstein on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Carnegie Hall. Co-produced by the Recording Academy and CAMI Music, the salute is part of the Grammy week celebration leading up to the telecast on Sunday, January 28. Grammy-nominated Lang Lang will introduce ...

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