Valuable Vinyl: Caring for Your Prized Classical LPs

5 industry leaders give you the tips you need to keep your record collection in mint condition for decades to come.


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?

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.

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