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.”

John Brennan, 18-year WTTW-WFMT Trustee, Has Died, Age 60

Brennan was an active and engaged leader, serving on nearly every committee of the WTTW-WFMT board.

Krakow cancels Roger Waters gigs, urges him to visit Ukraine

Waters has expressed a sympathetic stance toward Russia in its war against Ukraine.

Pharoah Sanders, influential jazz saxophonist, dies at 81

Sanders, who launched his career playing alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s, died in Los Angeles early Saturday.

Elton John to perform at White House on Friday

The audience will include teachers, nurses, students, gay rights advocates, and others.

Music for Her Majesty: Important Musical Moments in the Life of Queen Elizabeth II of England

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. In memoriam, we take a look at the royal monarch’s life through a musical lens…

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ to close on Broadway next year

Broadway’s longest-running show is scheduled to close in February 2023, less than a month after its 35th anniversary.

Queen Elizabeth II dead after 70 years on the throne

A link to the almost-vanished generation that fought World War II, she was the only monarch most Britons have ever known, and her name defines an age: the modern Elizabethan Era.

Queen Elizabeth II under medical care amid health fears

“Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision,” a palace spokesperson said.

Lars Vogt, Pianist & Conductor, Dead at 51

German pianist and conductor Lars Vogt has died. The musician was diagnosed with cancer in February 2021 after tumors were found on his throat and liver, and succumbed to his illness on September 5, 2022.