Stories

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.

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.