UChicago Presents 2024–25 Season: Roomful of Teeth, Mobley, Reid

Featuring classical, jazz, blues, and other musical forms, the series spans from October to May.

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Alsop, Conlon, Dudamel: Ravinia Shares ’24 Season

Plus chamber music and ensemble appearances from renowned Chicago artists.

With Mazzola Extended, Lyric Opera Explores Contrast in 2024–2025 Season

The season includes 9 programs, including concerts from opera and musical theater royalty.

Violins of Hope Luthier Amnon Weinstein Has Died, Aged 84

The respected Israeli luthier is best known for creating the Violins of Hope project, which restores and tours instruments — particularly violins — of Holocaust victims and survivors.

The True Story (and Inspiring Women) Behind Joan Tower’s Iconic ‘Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman’

With its dedication to boundary-breaking women, Tower’s first piece is a liberal and spirited interpretation of a fanfare.

Music of the Baroque Journeys Through Time in 2024–2025 Season

Highlights include rarely-heard gems, beloved holiday concerts, and the 80th birthday celebration of Nicholas Kraemer.

Chopin lovers can’t meet their hero, but this pianist got to do the next best thing

“These period pianos, they all have the ability to play as soft as possible and I think still there’s something there, there is still a core inside.”

Vote for Tchaikovsky’s Top 10 Works

Help WFMT create a definitive ranking of the music of masterful Romantic composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Joffrey Ballet Announces 2024–2025 Season

The 2024-2025 programming is marked by elements of fantasy, world premieres, and the return of a Chicago holiday staple.

From ‘Jaws’ to ‘Schindler’s List,’ John Williams has infused movie scores with adventure and emotion

Orchestral demand for John Williams’ music has risen so much that his career as a classical musician is almost as fruitful as his film music work.

7 Strange, Silly, and Surreal Opera Plots

Take out the high courts and bring in the dancing elephants: here are some of the strangest opera plots that have ever been put to paper.

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