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


China classical music festival to feature Wuhan musicians

China's first classical music festival since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic is featuring musicians and music from the former epicenter of Wuhan.

An Irrepressible Soprano Takes On an Overlooked Repertoire

What is a versatile and active musician to do during quarantine? Susan Nelson has been learning and sharing songs by female composers and songwriters across various genres.

Playlist | Fire and Flames in 25 Pieces

Chicago's history is inextricably tied to fire. Here's some music that takes inspiration from flames.

Pandemic help available for Chicago arts, music venues

Chicago officials are encouraging music venues, theaters, and other performing arts venues to apply for financial help as the coronavirus pandemic keeps many closed down.

Quiz | How Well Do You Know the Well-Tempered Clavier?

Does Bach rock your socks? Do you think you know the music of the contrapuntal master, J.S. Bach, himself? See how well you know Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier," one of the foundational works of classical music and of keyboard literature.

Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens ’21-22

The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September.

In the Age of the Visual Album, What Can Opera Learn from Beyoncé?

The virtual sphere won’t replace the live stage, but it can add a second, more accessible one, with great room for creative growth and the viral potential of easily shareable, iconic images.

Last studio recording of jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw released

A forgotten studio recording of the late jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw has been released as part of an effort to preserve jazz history.

QUIZ | Can We Guess What Broadway Show You Should Star In?

Have you ever dreamed of seeing your name in lights on the Great White Way? Take this quiz to see if we can guess what Tony Award-winning Broadway musical YOU should star in.

WFMT and CSO Partner for New Series: From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years

Today, WFMT and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announce the launch of an exciting new broadcast and streaming series.

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