Steelpan Player Jaden Teague-Núñez Wins 2024 CSO Young Artists Competition

Teague-Núñez is the first steelpan soloist to enter — much less win — the competition.

Third Coast Baroque Announces Closure

The Chicago early-music ensemble faced diminishing audience sizes and reduced grant funding possibilities after years of concert disruptions by COVID-19.

90 Years: Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2024 Season

Another packed summer of live music awaits.

In Their Own Words: Remembering Those Who Died in 2023

Recognizing the Chicagoans, musicians, artists, and friends of WFMT who died this past year.

Chicago Holiday Arts Calendar: Enchanting Concerts, Events, Spectacles, and more!

As we look forward to the festivities, we have compiled some of Chicago’s most enticing holiday offerings!

Music of the Baroque Pays Tribute to Its Past, Chicago in Windy City Program

“I’ve been with this group now for over 20 years. It is glorious.”

Corky Siegel at 80: Gathering No Moss at this Magnificent Milestone

“I have so much pouring out of me that I would like to share before I can’t share it anymore. It seems the more years I’ve been given, the more I need.”

Open House Chicago 2023: 16 Spectacular Sites for Art and Music Lovers

Each year, Chicago’s most architecturally inclined residents crisscross the city to check out some of the city’s most intriguing and vaunted buildings!

Trans-Siberian Orchestra will return with heavy metal holiday tour, ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’

The heavy metal, classical music, theater production, pyrotechnics, and laser lightshow hybrid will stop in Chicago in late December.

Apollo’s Fire Returns for 4 Chicago Programs in ’23-24

The Cleveland-based Baroque orchestra made its Chicago debut in 2016 and has since established a strong presence in the city.

Ella Jenkins at 99: A Timeline

For more than 60 years, the “First Lady of Children’s Folk Music” has used music to inspire and teach children around the world.

Playlist: Loud Classical Music

Whether you are looking to rev up for the race or drown out the din, this playlist of cacophonous classical music is for you.

Live from Millennium Park: CSO Concert for Chicago

Celebrate Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti’s remarkable tenure with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at this free concert in Millennium Park.

Classical Music in the Loop as Guarneri Hall Announces 5th Anniversary Season

Over six programs, Guarneri will present wide-ranging explorations of chamber music repertoire.

Juneteenth Events in Chicago 2023

Concerts, festivals, and more to celebrate Juneteenth in Chicago.

Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Music Festival

With principal conductor and artistic director Carlos Kalmar, we look forward to the Grant Park Music Festival’s 2023 season and also relive a July 2022 concert featuring Rachel Barton Pine playing Billy Childs as well as music by Ludwig van Beethoven and Victor Agudelo.

Auditorium Theatre Brings Malkovich, Blanchard, Dance Riches in 2023-24 Season

Special events, dance, and more are on deck for the Auditorium.

Celebrating Asian American Heritage in Chicago: 13 Events for May!

The umbrella of Asian American Pacific Islander — or AAPI — heritage covers a vast range of cultures, making for a huge variety in the types of events hosted all around the city.

50 Years of COT: Anniversary Season Boasts Shostakovich, Heggie, Premieres, and More

Three mainstage operas, three additional special events, and all six titles are Chicago premieres.

Frank Galati (03/05/1987)

Tonight, the Best of Studs Terkel remembers the beloved writer, director, educator, and all-around creative force who died in January, aged 79.

A New Angle On Mozart in Immersive Exhibit

“They did not want to turn this into the Mamma Mia of Mozart. This isn’t Mozart’s greatest hits.”

Update Your Calendars: Chicago-Area Classical Concerts Announced for 2023 and Beyond

Peruse our ever-updating list of exciting season announcements!

Classical Music Aerial Adventure: Winter in Chicago

With spellbinding aerial footage of Chicago, you’ll hear acclaimed artists playing wonderful, wintry classical music.

Heaven and Earth: Music of the Baroque Announces 2023-24 Season

Boasting banner works like the Mozart Requiem and Bach’s St. John Passion, the season will feature eight programs performed at venues in and around Chicago.

9 New Chicago Ensembles You Should Know

Spotlighting a new crop of arrivals to the vibrant Chicago classical music scene. 

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