VIDEO | Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux shares her secrets to singing coloratura
Have you ever wondered how opera singers are able to sing so many notes so easily? Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux shares her secrets to singing coloratura.
All of the silent work that goes into making classical recordings sound great might surprise you
Once upon a time, record labels would rally a team of A&R directors, engineers, producers, and distributors to realize an artist’s dream, but this has changed. How classical recordings are made today might surprise you.
WWCI Names Sandra Cordova Micek as President & CEO
Window to the World Communications, Inc., the parent company of WTTW and WFMT, announced Thursday it has hired a new president and CEO. WWCI’s Board of Trustees selected Sandra Cordova Micek, a senior marketing executive with the Hyatt Hotels Corporation, to serve as its new president and CEO beginning May 1. “This is an exciting time for WTTW and WFMT ...
8 Classical composers who were cuckoo for cuckoos
Few birds have inspired more composers than the cuckoo. Lisa Flynn selects some of her favorite works inspired by the cuckoo, from intimate chamber works to grand symphonies.
Commercial and critical darling Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer
NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize. The revered rapper is also the most commercially successful musician to receive the award, usually reserved for critically acclaimed classical acts who don't live on the pop
Watch pianist Marianna Prjevalskaya perform Debussy, Rachmaninoff, and Brahms
Russian born, Spanish pianist Marianna Prjevalskaya performs live in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center during a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert.
Meet the women of the Chicago Black Renaissance who changed classical music around the world
Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Irene Britton Smith, Nora Holt, and countless other women of color contributed to the Chicago Black Renaissance and changed classical music around the world.
VIDEO | Hear Third Coast Baroque: Chicago’s newest early music ensemble
Watch Rubén Dubrovsky and Third Coast Baroque perform the virtuosic music of Vivaldi in the beautiful Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette, IL.
‘Everybody has the blues’ — Martin Luther King Jr. on How Music Brings People Together
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s inspiring remarks from the first annual Berlin Jazz Festival in 1964.
VIDEO | Get a sneak peek at Chicago Opera Theater’s Donizetti double bill
Chicago Opera Theater concludes its 2017/18 season with a Donizetti double bill presenting two Chicago premieres: "Il Pigmalione" and "Rita."
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