Audiences to Return, Venue to Move for Weekly Hess Concerts

It's an exciting new era for the concert series — and WFMT's weekly live broadcasts.

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Music by Chaminade, Ravel, and Lili Boulanger.


Met Opera to Stage Anthony Davis’ ‘X’ on Malcolm X in 2023

The Met says X will open on Nov. 3, 2023, in a staging by Robert O'Hara that will be conducted by Kazem Abdullah. Will Liverman will star in the title role.

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COVID Vaccine or Negative Test Required for Concert Attendees, CSO Announces

When its season kicks off this autumn, the CSO will require audiences to share proof of full COVID vaccination or a recent negative test.

As Season Premiere Approaches, Lyric Requires Vaccine for All Audiences

A month ahead of opening night, Lyric Opera of Chicago announces that all audience members will have to show proof of their full vaccination against COVID-19.

QUIZ | How Well Do You Know Basic Music Theory?

You may know your classical pieces; heck, you may even know your composers! But how good is your music theory knowledge?

Marian Anderson’s vocal artistry honored in new CD bonanza

Marian Anderson broke barriers throughout her career, from her 1939 Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to her 1955 performance at the Metropolitan Opera.

Artist Icebreaker: Conductor Norman Huynh

From performing in haunted buildings to leading orchestras across the country, Norman Huynh is an ascending young conductor excited to bring classical music to new audiences.

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has surgery for brain tumor

The 76-year-old conductor had surgery at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, and that the operation was successful.

Artist Icebreaker: Conductor Teddy Abrams

Ahead of his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut, conductor Teddy Abrams explains why classical music needs to reach out to young people and embrace other artforms — and explains how Leonard Bernstein was a role model for both of these missions.

Artist Icebreaker: Conductor Yue Bao

Ahead of Yue Bao's Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut at the Ravinia Festival this Sunday, August 8, she reveals to us some conducting secrets, her favorite cities for music, and more!

UChicago Presents Announces Fall 2021 Return to Stage

The autumn’s ten concerts will be held on the University of Chicago campus in the South Side’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

Carnegie Hall to reopen Oct 6 with Philadelphia Orchestra

Carnegie Hall has not had a performance since March 13, 2020.

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