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Byron Janis, renowned American classical pianist who overcame debilitating arthritis, dies at 95

In 1960, Janis was selected as the first musician to tour the then-USSR as part of a cultural exchange program organized by the U.S. State Department.

Esa-Pekka Salonen to leave San Francisco Symphony, citing dispute with orchestra’s board

“I do not share the same goals for the future of the institution as the board of governors does,” Salonen said in a statement.

Alsop, Conlon, Dudamel: Ravinia Shares ’24 Season

Plus chamber music and ensemble appearances from renowned Chicago artists.

With Mazzola Extended, Lyric Opera Explores Contrast in 2024-2025 Season

The season includes 9 programs, including concerts from opera and musical theater royalty.

Violins of Hope Luthier Amnon Weinstein Has Died, Aged 84

The respected Israeli luthier is best known for creating the Violins of Hope project, which restores and tours instruments — particularly violins — of Holocaust victims and survivors.

The True Story (and Inspiring Women) Behind Joan Tower’s Iconic ‘Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman’

With its dedication to boundary-breaking women, Tower’s first piece is a liberal and spirited interpretation of a fanfare.

Music of the Baroque Journeys Through Time in 2024-2025 Season

Highlights include rarely-heard gems, beloved holiday concerts, and the 80th birthday celebration of Nicholas Kraemer.

Chopin lovers can’t meet their hero, but this pianist got to do the next best thing

“These period pianos, they all have the ability to play as soft as possible and I think still there’s something there, there is still a core inside.”

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Help WFMT create a definitive ranking of the music of masterful Romantic composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Joffrey Ballet Announces 2024-2025 Season

The 2024-2025 programming is marked by elements of fantasy, world premieres, and the return of a Chicago holiday staple.

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