COT Announces 2019-20 Season, Complete Slate of Chicago Premieres

General director Ashley Magnus exclaims that "to ensure that opera stays relevant as a living art form, we must bring contemporary voices, as well as works of international prominence never before seen in Chicago to the stage."

Ravinia Festival Announces 2019 Summer Season

Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand,” the continued celebration of the music and influence of Leonard Bernstein, and four films accompanied by live orchestra await festivalgoers this summer at Ravinia, which released its 2019 summer schedule this morning.

Winners of London’s 2017 Olivier stage awards

LONDON (AP) — The winners of the 2017 Olivier Awards, honoring achievement in London theater, opera and dance: New Play: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” New Musical: “Groundhog Day” New Comedy: “Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour” Entertainment and Family Show: “The Red Shoes” Revival: “Yerma” Musical Revival: “Jesus Christ Superstar” Actress-Play: Billie Piper, “Yerma” Actor-Play: Jamie Parker, “Harry Potter ...

Forget Coffee: This Afternoon Raga Is Exactly What You Need to Get You Through Your Midday Slump

Sitarist Gaurv Mazumdar has been making music since he was a child, though first as a singer and violinist. Later, he began studying sitar with Pandit Ravi Shankar. Since, he has collaborated with some of the greatest musicians from different traditions, from internationally acclaimed veena player Jayanthi Kumaresh to legendary composer Philip Glass. In 2004, Mazumdar was nominated for a ...

Meet CSO Solti Conducting Apprentice Erina Yashima

For ten weeks each year, Erina Yashima works directly with Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti and leads the Civic Orchestra.