Massive tuba ensemble blasts its way into record book

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A massive tuba ensemble has smashed a Guinness World Record in Kansas City and spread some Christmas cheer. KSHB-TV reports that 835 tuba players performed “Silent Night” on Friday at a downtown arena, setting a new Guinness World Records. The previous record of 502 tuba players in California in 2007. A Guinness official was on hand ...

QUIZ | Can you match these musical prints and paintings to their artist?

We found some of the most musical works in the Art Institute of Chicago's collection. Can you identify who created them?

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association Reports Ticket Sales Up, Deficit Slightly Down

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announced the results from the 2015-2016 fiscal year at its Annual Meeting, which took place October 26, 2016 at Symphony Center. The organization posted a deficit of $1.1 million, though ticket sales for the CSO Main series hit record highs. The CSOA reported that overall ticket sales were down slightly to $22.2 million from last ...

Batter Up! 10 Tunes to Enjoy Between Baseball Innings

Got baseball on the brain? You’re definitely not alone! Here are some tunes you can enjoy in between innings this baseball season. 1. "The Star Spangled Banner" (1814) "The Star Spangled Banner" is about as American as apple pie and baseball. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato garnered lots of attention for her performance of the National Anthem at game 7 of the 2014 World ...

3 New-to-Chicago Contemporary Operas You Can See During National Opera Week

National Opera Week 2016 is from October 28 to November 6. Why not celebrate by experiencing the Chicago premiere of a contemporary opera? You can see not one, not two, but three new-to-Chicago operas.