Stories

Strike Up the Wind Band: Celebrating 50 Years of the Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Though Northwestern's band program dates back to 1911, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble began in 1969.

Ron Howard tells Pavarotti’s ‘bittersweet’ story in new doc

"My hope is the film goes a step toward that agenda of his which was to democratize the art form and broaden the audience reach."

Playlist: 10 Composers Changing Classical Music (Who Also Happen to Be Women)

If you’re looking to expand your own repertoire, why not explore the music of living composers? Check out these 10 composers changing contemporary classical music today who also all happen to be women.

Hear What Maya Angelou, ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ Author, Sounds Like Singing the Blues

Author and activist Maya Angelou is best for her autobiographical memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. But have you heard Angelou sing?

Riccardo Muti and CSO Present Haydn’s ‘Seven Last Words’ at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral

Holy Name Cathedral is an architectural landmark in the heart of downtown Chicago. On February 17, 2017, the church opened its doors to another Chicago treasure, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.