A Classical Music Aerial Adventure: Summer in Chicago

Get a new view of summertime in Chicago… complete with some great classical music!

Playlist: Classical Coffeeshop

A rich blend of music for calm, conversation, and of course, caffeine.

Vivaldi Opera Gets Premiere in Ferrara Nearly 300 Years Late

The Catholic Church and the northern Italian city of Ferrara are making their peace with Antonio Vivaldi nearly 300 years after the city’s archbishop effectively canceled the staging of one of his operas.

Music of the Baroque Announces 2019-20 Season

The upcoming season, the company’s 49th, “will be a season of high drama, storytelling, virtuosity, and spiritual depth,” comments executive director Declan McGovern.

♪ Treat Yo Self to Retta’s 5 Favorite Classical Works ♪

Actress and comedian Retta grabbed classical music lovers’ attention when she appeared on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show, Conan when she revealed that she loves to treat herself to classical music. We spoke with Retta to find out what classical works she wants you to treat yo self to and why.

Playlist: 8 Classical Composers Who Were Cuckoo for Cuckoos

Few birds have inspired more composers than the cuckoo. Lisa Flynn selects some of her favorite works inspired by the cuckoo, from intimate chamber works to grand symphonies.

Video: Hear Third Coast Baroque, Chicago’s Newest Early Music Ensemble

Watch Rubén Dubrovsky and Third Coast Baroque perform the virtuosic music of Vivaldi in the beautiful Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette, Illinois.

Playlist: 10 Classical Works to Put a Little Spring in Your Step

Composers have been inspired by all aspects of nature, and the changing of the seasons is no exception. As the weather warms up and the birds begin to chirp, here are some classical works to put a little spring in your step.

Hear Astor Piazzolla’s Tango Take on Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’

Unlike Vivaldi’s concertos, Piazzolla’s Four Seasons wasn’t originally intended to be a series.

Playlist: 10 Shakespeare-Inspired Operas You Should Know

If “Music oft hath such a charm / To make bad good, and good provoke to harm,” perhaps these 10 Shakespeare-inspired operas will charm you.

Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Us Sooner That Vivaldi Arranged His “Spring” Concerto for Chorus!?!?

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are some of the most frequently performed and instantly recognizable classical works today. The four concertos – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – were first published in 1725 in a larger collection of concertos called The Contest Between Harmony and Invention.