2023 Grammy Winners & Nominees in Classical, Jazz, Soundtrack, and More

This year’s Grammys, the 65th annual ceremony, takes place on Sunday, February 5.

World champion says Rubik’s Cube and violin go hand in hand

Stanley Chapel is capable of remembering and applying thousands of algorithms to solve a Rubik’s Cube and performing one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s violin sonatas from memory.

Historically Black TSU hopes for Grammy with gospel album

The record’s nomination for best roots gospel album marks the first time a college marching band has been nominated in that category.

Esme Arias-Kim, 17, Wins 2023 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artist Competition

The 17-year-old violinist claimed first prize with her performance of Ernest Chausson’s Poème for violin and orchestra.

95th Oscars: Music & Sound Nominees

The nominees for the 95th Academy Awards were announced on January 24, 2023. Let’s take a look at the music and sound-focused categories.

Matthew Kraemer named conductor of Louisiana Philharmonic

Kraemer will succeed Carlos Miguel Prieto, who has served as musical director for 17 seasons.

Grant Park Music Festival 2023 Season Released

What music will fill your summer? Grant Park shares its 2023 offerings.

At top of opera, Yoncheva worries about classical music

In a bid to shape projects and bolster opera’s audience, Yoncheva is launching her own record label.

In Their Own Words: Inspiring Quotes From Classical Artists and Friends Who Died in 2022

As we reflect on the year gone by, WFMT salutes the contributions of members of the arts community who died this past year.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic musicians begin 1st-ever strike

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Players’ Association began their work stoppage following a day of negotiations with the philharmonic’s management.

Celine Dion diagnosed with rare neurological disorder

In emotional video messages posted in French and English on Thursday on Instagram, Dion said stiff person syndrome was causing spasms that affect her ability to walk and sing.

Knight, Clooney, Grant feted at Kennedy Center Honors

Normally performers like U2 or Knight would be headlining such a show, but during the Kennedy Center event the honorees sit in the balcony and watch as their peers laud them and perform their works.

Lost Stephen Sondheim musical reveals insight into a giant

A copy of what’s being called Stephen Sondheim’s first original cast recording captures the legendary composer’s budding skills in a student-led musical while at Williams College in 1948.

LGBTQ chorus in Colorado Springs unifies community with song

In the days since the Club Q shooting, Colorado Springs’ LGBTQ community has worked to collect itself and forge ahead.

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ extends its long Broadway goodbye

Broadway’s longest-running show has postponed its final performance by eight weeks.

Jon Batiste to sing for Macron at Biden’s 1st state dinner

Batiste will be adding White House entertainer to an already long list of roles.

Ned Rorem, prize-winning composer and writer, dies at 99

Time once called Rorem “the world’s best composer of art songs,” and he was notable for his hundreds of compositions for the solo human voice.

2023 Grammy Nominees Announced: Classical, Jazz, Soundtrack, and More

The Recording Academy announced its 2023 Grammy nominations on November 15, 2022.

Roberta Flack has ALS, now ‘impossible to sing,’ rep says

The progressive disease “has made it impossible to sing and not easy to speak.”

NHL’s Kraken get original music from Oscar winner Zimmer

An NHL team with a Hollywood connection gets a new musical score, and it’s from Oscar and Grammy winner Hans Zimmer.

Wynton Marsalis joins forces with Michigan Marching Band

“I’ve never seen a jazz band like ours play with a marching band, where the actual music we’re playing is integrated into the music the band is playing,” Marsalis said.

Who are the 2022 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ fellows?

Musicians Tomeka Reid (who is Chicago-based), Martha Gonzalez, and Ikue Mori are among the grantees.

Singer driven from Belarus for speaking out tries to rebuild

“It was so evident to all of us that we could not keep silent any more,” said baritone Ilya Silchukou.

Japanese avant-garde pioneer composer Ichiyanagi dies at 89

Ichiyanagi studied at The Juilliard School in New York and emerged a pioneer, using compositional techniques that incorporated traditional Japanese elements and electronic music.

Citing Health Issues, Daniel Barenboim Will Step Back from Performing, Conducting

“I have lived all my life in and through music, and I will continue to do so as long as my health allows me to.”

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