In 35th Season, Chicago Sinfonietta Looks At What’s ‘Next’

A dynamic balance of intensity and optimism holds true throughout the season, which features such program titles as Next, Boundless, and Unapologetic.

Grant Park Music Festival Announces Full 2022 Season

The season begins on June 15 with artistic director and principal conductor Carlos Kalmar leading music of Mozart, Wagner, and Price.

WFMT Joins Forces with Cedille to Share Stream of Emerging Artist Competition

The first such event in Cedille’s history, the competition is being held in honor of the label’s 30th anniversary. The first place artist will get to create a record that will be produced and released by Cedille.

Ravinia Returns for 2021 Season

Ravinia Festival is back for 2021 for its 85th concert season, offering up a signature blend of classical, jazz, folk, and rock music performances.

July 2020: Classical Livestream Planner

Even though in-person concerts have been suspended, many talented artists and ensembles are committed to sharing stunning music through the internet. Here’s a guide to some upcoming classical livestreams you should add to your calendar!

Grant Park Music Festival Cancels 2020 Season

Today, the Grant Park Music Festival announced the cancellation of its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 crisis. The season was to run from June 10 to August 15, primarily at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion. According to the release, highlights from the now-canceled season were to have included two “genre-bending world premieres,” with one by Chicago composer Mischa Zupko, …

Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2020 Season

See what’s in store for the Grant Park Music Festival 2020 season.

Video: Rachel Barton Pine, Daughter Sylvia Pine Help Launch WFMT’s New Family Request Program

What better way to inaugurate a program celebrating music for kids and families than by inviting a very musical family to perform — violinist Rachel Barton Pine and her 8-year-old daughter Sylvia Pine?

Saturday: WFMT to Premiere Two New Programs for Kids and Families

Saturday Morning Listener’s Choice kicks off on January 4 with guests Rachel Barton Pine and daughter Sylvia, who give us their picks in the premiere episode

Pianist Lara Downes on Drawing Courage, Joy From Women Composers and Artists

Pianist Lara Downes is passionate about casting light on forgotten and unsung figures in classical music’s history. Downes’ discography signals this — A Billie Holiday Songbook, 13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg, Exiles’ Cafe, and multiple records focusing on different traditions of American music denote a keen interest in reimagining the canon. Downes’ latest record, entitled Holes in the …

How Violinist Rachel Barton Pine Is Working To #ExpandTheCanon

In addition to the acclaim she has won for her interpretations of music by well-known composers like Bach, Handel, and Paganini, Rachel Barton Pine has long sought to include underrepresented composers in her repertoire.