QUIZ: Match the Musical Quote to the Movie It’s From
Think you're a film buff? See if you can identify which movies these musical quotes came from.
Hear What Dr. Maya Angelou, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” Author, Sounds Like Singing the Blues
Author and activist Maya Angelou is most well-known for her autobiographical memoir "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." But have you heard Angelou sing?
Chopin-Inspired Dishes to Make Your Taste Buds Sing
If you are what you eat, will eating some of Chopin’s favorite foods help you at the piano? Maybe not. But you might be inspired by these dishes created by the Venti-tre Restaurant during the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.
Riccardo Muti and CSO Present Haydn’s “Seven Last Words” at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral
Holy Name Cathedral is an architectural landmark in the heart of downtown Chicago. On Friday, February 17, the church opened its doors to another Chicago treasure, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The 1 Concert That Inspired Riccardo Muti to Create the Chicago Symphony’s African American Network
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra recently launched its African American Network. The network’s mission is to “to engage Chicago’s culturally rich African American community through the sharing and exchanging of unforgettable musical experiences while building relationships for generations to come.” Surprisingly, though, CSO music director Riccardo Muti was inspired to create the network because of a concert he conducted in Philadelphia ...
VIDEO: What New York City Ballet Choreographer Justin Peck Listens for When Picking Music for Dance
Renowned choreographer Justin Peck took a break from his rehearsals with the Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago to explain what he listens for when selecting music to choreograph.
This is What It’s Like to Attend the Grammy Awards
The first thing that often comes to mind when one hears the word Grammy is the CBS telecast, but the Recording Academy is so much more than the telecast.
“Single Ladies” Set to Shostakovich Proves That Beyoncé Can Slay All Day, Even to Classical Music
Is there anything Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter cannot do? YouTuber unconservatory has proved that the choreography to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” looks good even set to Shostakovich. In the video below, you can see her dance to the syncopated rhythms of the scherzo from Shostakovich’s 10th symphony. This isn’t the only time someone has done a classical mash-up with Beyoncé’s iconic music ...
Hear Adele’s “Send My Love” From Her Grammy Award-Winning Album “25” Arranged for String Quartet
“Wouldn’t it be great if you had a string quartet that could play….?” That’s the question that started Vitamins String Quartet, which recently released arrangements of your favorite Adele songs.
These Gifs of Dorothy Dandrige Will Make You Love “Carmen Jones” Better Than Bizet’s Original Opera
If you aren’t familiar with Carmen Jones, the all-African American adaption of Bizet’s Carmen, you sure have been missing out. Carmen Jones was first created as a live theatrical production that premiered on Broadway in 1943. Robert Russell Bennett adapted Bizet’s original score. None other than Oscar Hammerstein II created the English language book and lyrics. The story of Carmen ...
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