Luisi was hired in June 2018 to start as music director with the 2020-21 season, succeeding Jaap van Zweden, who became the music director of the NY Philharmonic.
WFMT hosted the Escher Quartet in a Facebook Live from the Village Presbyterian Church in Northbrook ahead of their performances at the 2019 North Shore Chamber Music Festival, which begins on June 12.
Few will argue that summer is the best season to be in Chicago. The same could be said for its musical offerings — the city’s off-season is not only as vibrant as the rest of the year, but includes an incredible diversity of concert experiences. That’s where this interactive guide comes in. We know that every listener is different, so ...
If you’re looking for quick summer reads to add to your list, give these music-themed short stories a try, with everything from Anton (Chekhov) to Zora (Neale Hurston). The best part: they’re all available for free online!
In this musical adventure with KAIA String Quartet, learn about one of Argentina’s most well-known styles of music and dance: tango. Tango originated in the towns and cities surrounding Río de la Plata, a wide river that forms part of the border between Argentina and Uruguay. The rhythms of tango come from both African and European musical traditions, including Afro-Uruguayan candombe and French ...
Everyone loves the music of Frédéric Chopin, Poland’s most well-known composer. But, how many other Polish composers do you know?