Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces 2018/19 Season, Muti Extends Contract Through 2022

Today, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announced programming for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Center Presents 2018/19 season.

Chicago Sinfonietta’s 30th Anniversary Season Showcases “Full Spectrum of Voices and Identities”

The Chicago Sinfonietta recently announced its 30th season line-up, as well as the launch of its Commissions by Women Composers Project, a season-long effort to close music’s gender equality gap by commissioning, performing, and recording, works by women composers. In August, the Sinfonietta presents “A Birthday Battle of the Bands!,” its 30th-anniversary concert in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium …

Harris Theater for Music and Dance Brings “Epic Masterworks” to Chicago in 2017-18 Season

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance announced some of the lineup for its 2017-18 Harris Theater Presents performance series, which features the Monteverdi Choir, American Ballet Theatre, and the Mark Morris Dance Group performing “epic masterworks.” In October, the Harris will present concert performances of Monteverdi’s three surviving operas, L’Orfeo, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, and L’incoronazione di Poppea …

Chance the Rapper Gives $1 Million for Arts Ed in Chicago Public Schools, Goal to Raise $215 Million

Chance the Rapper, a Chicago native and recent Grammy Award-winning artist, announced that he will donate $1 million to support arts and enrichment programs in Chicago Public Schools. The announcement came about a week after his meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to discuss funding for CPS. Chance described the meeting as “unsuccessful.” “I’m honored to make this donation to [CPS] to help cultivate …

Lyric Opera of Chicago Casts TV and Broadway Stars in Upcoming “My Fair Lady”

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s American Musical Initiative has brought four productions to the Civic Opera House. Today, Lyric announced casting for its fifth musical in the series, “My Fair Lady.”