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“This work is a fabulous example of Perry’s modernist style,” says LCO music director Orlando Cela.
Operas from the 19th century to today that depict Black stories.
Anthony Davis’s groundbreaking and influential opera, which premiered in 1986, arrives at the Met at long last.
Honor Black artistry with an entire month of exciting musical events — operas, chamber concerts, jazz orchestras, broadcasts, and more!
This year alone, composer and pianist Kris Bowers’ credits include “Origin” and “The Color Purple” in addition to “Chevalier,” “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story,” and “Haunted Mansion.”
The luminous score—composed by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels—incorporates distinctive West African traditions with traditional opera instrumentation.
The Gateways Brass Collective, an all–African American quintet, was founded in 2018 to inspire artists from all backgrounds.
A special program commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans
A self-conducted chamber orchestra, Sphinx Virtuosi is the most prestigious group of musicians to represent the magnificently impactful Sphinx Organization.
Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion.
In Chicago composer Shawn E. Okpebholo’s new opera, three chefs vie for cooking show glory — and $100K — by tackling the classically American dish macaroni and cheese.
Special events, dance, and more are on deck for the Auditorium.
Next year’s lineup of six mainstage operas offers choices for traditional and contemporary opera fans alike.
Just a few of the Black voices from the Studs Terkel Radio Archive.
Despite an upturn, William Grant Still’s music remains under-performed. We spoke to Judith Anne Still about her five favorite pieces by her father.
Sanders, who launched his career playing alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s, died in Los Angeles early Saturday.
A dynamic balance of intensity and optimism holds true throughout the season, which features such program titles as Next, Boundless, and Unapologetic.
The Chicago born and based Lewis was revered in jazz circles for hits like “The In Crowd” and “Hang on Sloopy.” He earned three Grammys and seven gold records.
WFMT spoke to the Chicago-born Lewis in 2015, when, at the age of 80, his music received its first CSO performance.
“We’re celebrating the spirit of the city and taking a moment for some musical civic pride!”
After winning multiple Grammys this year, Jon Batiste is moving on after a seven-year run backing up host Stephen Colbert as bandleader of “The Late Show”.
Broadway has its groove back, said Tonys host Ariana DeBose at an exuberant ceremony seeking to illustrate just that sentiment.
“It feels like I’ve been carrying this world with me for a long time.”
Here are just a few Black performers who changed the course of classical music… and continue to inspire us today!
“It’s like Paganini and Bruce Lee in one dude,” marvels Bill Barclay, the writer and director of a new play about Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.