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Saariaho’s compositions melded live performance and electronics, winning recognition and securing commissions from numerous leading organizations.
The orchestra’s 2022-2023 season saw seven finalists for its music director position presiding over once concert each.
Lawrence Edelson founded American Lyric Theater in 2005, building a model organization for presenting and fostering new opera.
Bumbry was among the winners of the 1958 Met National Council Auditions. She had a recital debut in Paris that same year and made her Paris Opéra debut in 1960.
“I simply write the songs about where I am and where I’m from,” Lightfoot once said. “I take situations and write poems about them.”
The message of self-acceptance and respect for all was echoed across Broadway, from the new musical take on Some Like It Hot to a Black actor-led Death of a Salesman to the new play Ain’t No Mo.
Belafonte stands as the model and the epitome of the celebrity activist. Few kept up with his time and commitment and none his stature as a meeting point among Hollywood, Washington and the civil rights movement.
The $30k grant is reserved for rising conductors and is given to further the recipient’s career and artistic development.
Three mainstage operas, three additional special events, and all six titles are Chicago premieres.
It was show No. 13,981 at the Majestic Theatre and it ended with a reprise of “The Music of the Night” performed by the current cast, previous actors in the show.
The Library of Congress selects the titles for preservation for their cultural and historic importance to the American soundscape.
Sakamoto was a pioneer in electronics music of the late 1970s.
The Grammy-nominated composer, record producer and eldest son of Andrew Lloyd Webber, died Saturday in England after a protracted battle with gastric cancer and pneumonia.
Charles Henry Pace was one of the first African American gospel music composers in the US and owned of one of the first independent, Black gospel music publishing companies.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2023 Ravinia residency features conductor Marin Alsop and a lineup of other leading conductors.
Next year’s lineup of six mainstage operas offers choices for traditional and contemporary opera fans alike.
The role of his life arrived in the long-running musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” in which he played Tevye.
Earlier in 2023, Shorter won a Grammy for best improvised jazz solo for “Endangered Species” with Leo Genovese.
Says James Taylor, an attendee of the event (and a former partner): “Joni is a national treasure.”
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.
“We demonstrate the free world’s ongoing cultural resolve to defend Ukraine’s liberty in the face of brutal oppression,” said Met general manager Peter Gelb during intermission.
An opera based on the popular novel “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” which is set in Afghanistan, is making its world debut in Seattle.
The work by Lloyd Webber is one of a dozen new pieces Charles commissioned for the grand occasion taking place May 6 at Westminster Abbey.
The season will be the first following the departure of Riccardo Muti as music director. But the maestro will be close at hand as he continues his association with the CSO.
Despite illness, Barenboim is determined to inhabit the conductor’s podium as much as possible.