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


Silkroad’s new face: Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens

Grammy-winning folk singer and instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens takes the baton from renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who founded the group two decades ago.

La Scala announces fall season as cultural life resumes

On Monday, the famed opera house announced a fall program of concerts and ballets aimed as a signal of confidence that European cultural life can resume in full following the coronavirus lockdowns.

Rich Warren retires as host of ‘The Midnight Special’

After hosting more than 1,250 installments, Rich Warren is retiring as the host of 'The Midnight Special.' Saturday, July 25 will be his final show.

Seeing Double: Cellist And ‘Twin’ Perform Duet

Andrea Casarrubios and her 'twin' put a new spin on a summer of virtual performances.

Can You Name These Unusual Instruments? [Quiz]

Test your knowledge of early music by seeing if you can name these predecessors of our modern instruments.

Remembering Richard Covello

Covello was well known in Chicago’s artistic circles as a critic, lecturer, and arts administrator. He was associated for many years with the classical radio station WNIB.

New Orleans musician offers kids trumpets for guns

Shamarr Allen tells news agencies that he has a 9-year-old son and started the project last week, the day after a 9-year-old boy was shot and killed. He says the trumpet changed his life.

Hope and Strength: Celebrating Black Artistry with Lawrence Brownlee & Lyric

Ahead of a free livestream this weekend, the star tenor reflected on his colleagues and career in opera and what he thinks classical music organizations should be doing to better represent their communities.

Singer, songwriter, activist Baez named Guthrie recipient

Baez is this year's recipient of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award that recognizes artists who speak out for the less fortunate.

Isaac Stern at 100 [Video]

As WFMT celebrates the centenary of Isaac Stern — who was born on July 21, 1920 — Michael Stern reflects on his father's life in music.

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