Chicago Symphony Orchestra announces 2018/19 season, Muti extends contract through 2022

Today, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announced programming for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Center Presents 2018/19 season.

6 Things you might not know about the Grammy Awards (from a member of the Recording Academy)

Did you know that Grammy Awards are made with a special metal alloy called Grammium?

VIDEO | Kruger Bros and Kontras Quartet serve up a blend of classical and folk music that goes down as smooth as aged bourbon

The Kontras Quartet ended their time as WFMT’s ensemble-in-residence by teaming up with bluegrass group the Kruger Brothers to present Wood in the Whiskey, a concert blending classical and folk traditions.

Uncle Alex, opera about Russian immigrants denied entry to America, has Chicago premiere

Thompson Street Opera Company presents the Chicago premiere of Uncle Alex, an opera that tackles the complexities of immigration in America, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Adler University. The performance is part of Faulty Systems, an event that invites speakers and artists from all disciplines to speak about civic engagement, social justice, and activism through art. Uncle Alex, with music ...

10 Finnish Composers You Should Know (Who Aren’t Jean Sibelius)

Osmo Vänskä, the Finnish music director of the Minnesota Orchestra, shared 10 Finnish composers that everyone should know who aren’t Sibelius.

Pianist Lang Lang gives 1,000 students tickets to attend Grammy Salute to Classical Music at Carnegie Hall

Internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang is slated to host the Grammy Salute to Classical Music Celebrating the Legacy of Leonard Bernstein on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Carnegie Hall. Co-produced by the Recording Academy and CAMI Music, the salute is part of the Grammy week celebration leading up to the telecast on Sunday, January 28. Grammy-nominated Lang Lang will introduce ...

Hear the opera by Colombian composer Eustasio Rosales that was almost lost forever

Hear Andina, a long-lost opera composed by Eustasio Rosales, that had its world-premiere in Chicago after being discovered by the composer’s great-grandson, Arlen Parsa.

Lyric Opera of Chicago star Janai Brugger shares her favorite things to do in her hometown

Since the soprano’s career takes her around the country and the world, her time in Chicago between gigs can be limited. But there are four things she has to do whenever she’s back home.

Why Coretta Scott King called music her “first love” but gave her up her career as a singer

Coretta Scott King studied voice and piano at the New England Conservatory of Music, but gave up her career in music.

Charles Dutoit steps down early at Royal Philharmonic

LONDON (AP) — Charles Dutoit has stepped down early from his role as artistic director and principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic following allegations of sexual misconduct. The philharmonic said in a statement on Wednesday that the renowned conductor’s planned departure, originally scheduled for October 2019, would be effective immediately. It said the decision followed an emergency board meeting and “dialogue” with ...

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