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!

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.

Juneteenth Events in Chicago 2023

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

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.

Why Composer and Chicago Children’s Choir Alum Ted Hearne Embraces Politics in His Art

The Chicago-born artist attributes his interest in politics and social justice to his many years singing in the Chicago Children’s Choir.

COT Announces 2019-20 Season, Complete Slate of Chicago Premieres

General director Ashley Magnus exclaims that “to ensure that opera stays relevant as a living art form, we must bring contemporary voices, as well as works of international prominence never before seen in Chicago to the stage.”

Video: This Is What It Sounds like When 100 Percussionists Play Together

The thought of 100 percussionists may evoke up cacophonous clanging, but the soundscape is more peaceful than you might expect.

Did You Know Philip Glass Wrote Music Inspired by David Bowie?

David Bowie, who passed away January 10, 2016 at age 69, inspired artists in every medium over the decades. Philip Glass is one of them: his Symphony No. 1 “Low,” composed in 1992, is based on Bowie’s album, Low, and his Symphony No. 4 “Heroes” is based on Bowie’s Heroes.

5 Women on Being Modern Women in Dance

Choreographer and modern dance maven Claire Bataille: “But gender discrimination is really no different in the dance world from what it is in the corporate world…”

Guggenheim Fellow Rudresh Mahanthappa On Creating Music that Defies Genre

To label Manhathappa’s music simply as a fusion between Carnatic music and jazz would be reductive. If, anything, it represents “the beautiful multicultural state of affairs of the United States right now.”