Hop In! Ear Taxi Festival Announces Fall 2021 Return

When it comes to getting around a bustling city like Chicago to see the sights, jumping in a cab is a great place to start. But hearing the city? Turns out, a taxi can take you on a listening journey, too.

Celebrate Art Song and Living Composers in Chicago and Beyond at this Three-Day Festival

In the eyes of tenor Nicholas Phan, living composers and the classical music genre of art song both face a similar obstacle: they’re often overlooked when it comes to programming and promoting classical music. The 2019 Collaborative Works Festival aims to address both those problems.

11 New Chicago Ensembles You Should Know

For naysayers who think classical music is on the decline, these Chicago-based performing groups offer the perfect response. All founded in the past three years, they’re offering fresh takes on repertoire familiar and unfamiliar, expanding the musical canon and enlivening the musical life of our city.

A Sneak Peek at Guarneri Hall, a New Classical Music Space with a Radical Mission

A brand new space for recording and performing classical music is always something to celebrate, especially when it aims to support and enrich classical music in Chicago and beyond. After 12 years of development, Guarneri Hall, a not-for-profit music incubator located at 11 East Adams Street in the Chicago Loop, opens on Tuesday, October 23. They celebrate their grand opening …

CSO’s MusicNOW Announces 20th Anniversary Season: Vijay Iyer, Salonen, Evening-Length Theatrical Work

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra recently announced the 2017-18 lineup for its acclaimed series MusicNOW, celebrating 20 years of bringing contemporary music to Chicago. Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and composer, pianist, and improviser Vijay Iyer are among the many artists scheduled to appear throughout the season, which is curated by CSO composers in residence Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek and pays tribute …