Despite coronavirus, 1 musical is holding auditions, online
Most theaters in America may be closed, but one musical isn't letting the virus pandemic stop it from getting prepared to put on a show: "KPOP," a musical exploring the world of Korean pop.
Ravinia Festival Names Next President and CEO
This morning, the Ravinia Festival announced its next president and CEO: Jeffrey P. Haydon. The CEO of the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in New York since 2012, Haydon was previously on the staff of the CSO.
Rare Cannonball Adderley 1966 Seattle concerts going digital
A rare collection of previously unissued recordings by legendary jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley is becoming more accessible thanks to two small jazz labels.
Chicago Musicians to Honor Elijah McClain in Violin Vigil
Under the baton of conductor and violinist Kyle J. Dickson, vigil attendees will play string arrangements of music by William Grant Still, Florence Price, Paul Simon, and Bill Withers to mourn and demand justice for Elijah McClain.
Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91
Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and the soundtracks such as classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables,” has died.
Celebrating the New American Canon [PLAYLIST]
We all love Sousa, Gershwin, and Copland. But what about the new(er) entrants to the canon of American classical composers? This Independence Day, we’ve compiled a playlist of just some of the vanguard voices redefining what American classical music sounds like.
July 2020: Classical Livestream Planner
Even though in-person concerts have been suspended, many talented artists and ensembles are committed to sharing stunning music through the internet. Here’s a guide to some upcoming classical livestreams you should add to your calendar!
Have a Happy, Musical, and Safe Holiday With These 9 Chicago Performances
Just because we can't gather in person, it doesn't mean the weekend won't be fun and music-filled! Here are nine musical events (most of them virtual), that will provide a great soundtrack for your celebrations.
This Chicago Program is Helping Young Musicians of Color Break Barriers. Here’s How to Audition.
As classical music organizations around the country are strategizing on how best to engage a race- and age-diverse audience, another important facet of diversity needs to be addressed: not just of the people in the audience, but also of the people onstage. A September 2016 report from the League of American Orchestras indicates just how far US classical music organizations ...
20 Electrifying Classical Music Fireworks to Set Off This Holiday Weekend [PLAYLIST]
With many of the major annual fireworks displays on hold this year because of COVID-19, WFMT is bringing you the fire with a curated playlist of pyrotechnic music.
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