15 Books about music for the young and young at heart

Whether or not you’re heading back to school, these books are sure to delight any music lover


What Words Cannot Express: Ian Bostridge on the Power of Music

In a free three-part lecture, esteemed tenor Ian Bostridge examines the capacity of music to capture the otherwise indescribable phenomena of life: identity, existence, and death.

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Luisi’s term with Dallas Symphony extended through 2028-29

Luisi was hired in June 2018 to start as music director with the 2020-21 season, succeeding Jaap van Zweden, who became the music director of the NY Philharmonic.

Delayed Kennedy Center Honors to be rescheduled for mid-May

The honorees are country music legend Garth Brooks, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, violin virtuoso Midori, folk music icon Joan Baez and actor Dick Van Dyke.

The Modern Musical Dynasty: Kanneh-Mason Family Performs Saint-Saëns, Bob Marley

There have been many musical dynasties throughout history – think of the Bach and Strauss families. Today, we have a new dynasty in the making with the Kanneh-Masons: seven brothers and sisters, all of whom play either violin, piano, or cello.

Video | Paula Kosower & Kuang-Hao Huang Play Nadia Boulanger, Debussy, Beethoven Live

From the Chicago Cultural Center, cellist Paul Kosower and collaborative pianist Kuang-Hao Huang present works of Nadia Boulanger, Claude Debussy, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Conductor Simon Rattle to leave London post for Munich

The two organizations said Monday that the acclaimed conductor will become the German orchestra's chief conductor in 2023.

Montreal Symphony Orchestra Names Next Music Director

Rafael Payare has been announced as the next music director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He will begin his tenure in the 2022-23 season

Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions

The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths.

Claude Bolling, popular jazz-classical musician, dead at 90

The Cannes native was a professional musician by his teens and over the following decades would perform with everyone from Lionel Hampton to Yo-Yo Ma.

In Their Own Words: Quotes From Artists and Friends of WFMT Who Died in 2020

2020 was a year of great loss for all; the music world was no exception. As we reflect on the year gone by, WFMT salutes the contributions of artists and friends who died this past year.

9 Classical Drinking Songs to Ring in the New Year

Who says enjoying classical music has to be a sober affair? Here is some music to help you say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021.

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