Măcelaru Conducts Marsalis, Tarkiainen, and Shostakovich

Conductor Cristian Măcelaru leads the San Francisco Symphony in Dmitri Shostakovich’s madcap First Symphony and Wynton Marsalis’ celebration of Black history and folklore, Blues Symphony. San Francisco Symphony English horn player Russ de Luna stars in Outi Tarkiainen’s Milky Ways.

Aaron Copland Conducts The Tender Land

Aaron Copland leads the orchestra in an abridged version of his opera The Tender Land, recorded in 1965.

Playlist: Classical Music You Probably Know (But Can’t Name): Vol. 3

Whether through movies, advertising, samples, or other popular media, classical music is everywhere — you just have to know what to look for!

CSO Announces 2024–25 Season and New Artist-In-Residence

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has announced its 2024–2025 season, a full year of concerts in its mainstage subscription series, as well as chamber, solo, family, and other programming.

Season Premiere: Marsalis, Strauss, Gershwin

The series premiere conducted by Ken-David Masur.

Mario, Mariah, Madonna added to National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress selects the titles for preservation for their cultural and historic importance to the American soundscape.

CSO 2023-24 Season Announced: Myriad Guest Conductors as Muti Era Closes

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.

11 Studs Terkel Conversations for Black History Month

Just a few of the Black voices from the Studs Terkel Radio Archive.

Grant Park Music Festival 2023 Season Released

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

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.

CSO Announces Winter/Spring 2022 Concerts

Music director Riccardo Muti will conduct music by Beethoven, Price, Glass, and Montgomery while welcoming guest artists like Anne-Sophie Mutter, Leif Ove Andsnes, and Mitsuko Uchida.

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.

Juneteenth 2020 on WFMT

In observance of Juneteenth, WFMT is sharing music by Black composers and performers throughout the day.

Louis Armstrong org starts COVID-19 fund for jazz musicians

The fund will give one-time grants of $1,000 to jazz musicians that live in the New York City region and work regularly in the five boroughs of New York City.

Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought virus

Marsalis was born in New Orleans, son of the operator of a hotel where he met touring Black musicians who couldn’t stay at the segregated downtown hotels where they performed.

2020 Grammys: Classical Music Nominees and Winners

“Music’s biggest night” is right around the corner, and the classical music community has a lot to look forward to at the 2020 Grammys.

A Concerto of Discovery: Nicola Benedetti on Collaborating With Wynton Marsalis

Classical music, jazz, Celtic folksongs, and funk — these genres make up just a few of the words in Wynton Marsalis’ musical language. Violinist Nicola Benedetti calls Marsalis’ new violin concerto a “path of discovery.”

Commercial and critical darling Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.

Playlist: The Best Classical Music to Serve at Your Next Cookout

As you fire up the grill, we have the perfect soundtrack for you: some of our favorite American works, from classics like Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue to modern masterpieces like John Adams’ City Noir.

How Stevie Wonder’s Hit Songs Got to Chicago’s Symphony Center

Because the names Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Wagner are inscribed on the façade of Symphony Center, it may come as a surprise to some that the music of Stevie Wonder will pour out of Orchestra Hall.