This Video of Bernstein Scolding Two Percussionists Proves Playing Triangle is Harder Than You Think

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Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2017 Season

Today, Grant Park Music Festival announced its 2017 summer season. This year’s festival runs for 10 weeks from June 14 through August 19 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, and other city venues including the South Shore Cultural Center. The opening night concert features Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Vadim Gluzman as the soloist. The world premiere of a ...

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Many people love to sing. Not everyone can sing well. But what if you could reprogram your brain to help you sing better?

Lyric Opera of Chicago Casts TV and Broadway Stars in Upcoming “My Fair Lady”

Lyric Opera of Chicago's American Musical Initiative has brought four productions to the Civic Opera House. Today, Lyric announced casting for its fifth musical in the series, "My Fair Lady."

The 10 Best Classical Recordings of 2016

Here are 10 albums from 2016 that stood out because of the incredible performances, the repertoire, the historical significance, or all of the above.

WFMT’s Studs Terkel Archive Receives $400,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

It was announced today that the radio archive of long-time WFMT free-spirit Studs Terkel received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the amount of $400,000. Between 1952 and 1997 Studs’ radio show on WFMT featured many of the 20th century’s most vibrant artists and thinkers. As a result of this grant and other support, the 5,600 ...

How WFMT’s Mission Landed Morning Host Carl Grapentine His Dream Job

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 is WFMT’s 65th birthday! Morning host Carl Grapentine recalls “how WFMT did it" landed him his dream job.

Meet Morgan and Louie, the Adorable, Four-Legged Stars of “The Magic Flute” at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Morgan and Louie get in costume in their dressing room during rehearsals for Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute Morgan and Louie get in costume in their dressing room during rehearsals for Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute W.C. Fields, who once said, “Never work with children or animals,” has ...

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