Harris Theater President and CEO Patricia Barretto Has Died at Age 45

Patricia Barretto, president and CEO of Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance, has died following a 4-year battle with breast cancer. She was 45. She passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, with her husband, Sheldon, their son, David, her parents, William and Fatima Mcrae, and close friends at her side. Barretto was born in Mumbai and completed a BA in …

Harris Theater Announces 2020-2021 Season

This morning, the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance announced its 2020-2021 season. The season which runs from August 19, 2020, to May 6, 2021, features 36 performances including vocal recitals, symphonic concerts, and ballet performances. The season’s lineup of vocal concerts includes performances by acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who will perform music from her …

From 1-9: Your Guide to Beethoven’s Symphonies

Beginning January 28, WFMT will broadcast Beethoven’s nine symphonies on weekdays as the 2:00 pm “Afternoon Masterwork.” The performances feature the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Its founder and conductor, Sir John Elliot Gardiner, shares his guide to these symphonic masterpieces.

Music Acts as a Translator, Cultural Bridge in Wang Lu’s ‘Code Switch’

“Maybe we’re getting used to being misunderstood… Hopefully, [through] music, we can be more open,” reflects Wang Lu. Her work, Code Switch, will have its world premiere to open the first MusicNOW concert of the CSO season.

Teenagers in Chicago Can Now Attend Live Music, Dance, Theater for Just $5. Here’s How.

Urban Gateways, a Chicago non-profit dedicated to engaging young people in arts experiences to inspire creativity and impact social change, just launched the Teen Arts Pass (TAP). Teens ages 13-19 can register for free online to get a pass that allows them to buy $5 tickets to performances around the city. From the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Lyric Opera of …