6 Unforgettable Composer Friendships

Whether bosom buddies or esteemed colleagues, there’s no doubt that these composers enjoyed genuine friendships that would influence their personal and professional lives.

Ravinia Announces Two-Season Leonard Bernstein Celebration, Curated by Conductor Marin Alsop

On May 9, 2017, The Leonard Bernstein Office announced “Leonard Bernstein at 100,” a two-year global celebration of Bernstein’s life and career. Following up on that announcement, the Ravinia Festival has announced its plans for a two-season Bernstein centennial celebration during the summers of 2018 and 2019. Conductor Marin Alsop, a Bernstein protégé, will be the musical curator for the …

Conductor, MacArthur ‘Genius’ Marin Alsop Explains Why There Aren’t More Women on the Podiums

Marin Alsop is a woman of many firsts; she spoke to WFMT about how she’s inspired young women, why there aren’t more women on the podiums, and more.

Be the First to Know Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2017-18 Line-Up of Operas, Concerts, and More

A new production of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice, in partnership with the Joffrey Ballet, and the second installment of Wagner’s Ring, will highlight the 2017-2018 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

This Video of Bernstein Scolding Two Percussionists Proves Playing Triangle is Harder Than You Think

Playing percussion is a lot harder than you might think. Unlike say, a violinist, who is responsible for playing one instrument, a percussionist must play dozens, if not hundreds, of different instruments.

15 Queer Composers You Should Know

Can you imagine a world without the music of Handel, Tchaikovsky, or Britten? These great composers of the past are just a few of many important musical figures who did not identify as heterosexual.