CHICAGO CLASSICAL MUSIC NEWS COVERAGE

The latest news on performances of Classical Music in Chicago.

St. Charles Singers to Share Stage With 6 High School Choirs This February by Blair Ingenthron - February 03, 2024

The St. Charles Singers will launch a new community outreach initiative with a pair of 'Choral Connections' concerts, featuring vocal ensembles from six suburban Chicago high schools. The concerts will showcase the talent of the St. Charles Singers and the student choruses, culminating in a joint pe...

Video: Get A First Look At Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of Blanchard's CHAMPION by Joshua Wright - January 29, 2024

The music of Terence Blanchard has returned to Lyric Opera of Chicago with his first opera: Champion, an 'opera in jazz' inspired by the true story of boxer Emile Griffith, a professional boxer from the U.S. Virgin Islands who threw a fatal punch in the boxing ring in 1962. Get a first look at the p...

American Composer-Pianist Thomas Nickell to Continue Avant Garden Series With Oistrakh Symphony by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 19, 2024

American composer-pianist Thomas Nickell continues the Avant Garden series with a concert featuring Dvořák's Serenade for Wind Instruments and Poulenc's Aubade Concerto Choréographique. ...

VIDEO: Meet The Cast Of Lyric Opera Of Chicago's CINDERELLA by Joshua Wright - January 18, 2024

Meet the cast of The Lyric Opera of Chicago's CINDERELLA — onstage January 21 through February 10 starring Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Jack Swanson, Alessandro Corbelli, Joshua Hopkins, Nicholas Newton, Teresa Castillo, and Sophia Maekawa in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's iconic production. ...

Grammy-Nominated Imani Winds Celebrates Composers Of Color, February 24 by A.A. Cristi - January 16, 2024

The Music Institute of Chicago presents Grammy-nominated quintet Imani Winds performing “Black and Brown II: A celebration of composers of color” Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston. ...

Elgin Symphony Orchestra Returns To Raue Center With New Music Director Chad Goodman by A.A. Cristi - November 13, 2023

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra is returning to Raue Center with new Music Director Chad Goodman. Don't miss this exciting collaboration between the orchestra and the talented conductor....

Photos: First Look at Janáček's JENŮFA at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Blair Ingenthron - November 11, 2023

Janáček’s dramatic masterpiece Jenůfa will return to Lyric Opera of Chicago for the first time in more than 20 years, November 12 – 26, 2023. Check out production photos here!...

Pianist Haskell Small Continues CELEBRATION OF HEALING Concert Tour in Chicago by Blair Ingenthron - November 05, 2023

Pianist Haskell Small's 'Celebration of Healing' concert tour comes to Chicago's Epiphany Hall on November 16, featuring a free program of Beethoven's Diabelli variations. Check out all the details here!...

Music Institute Welcomes Families For DUKE IT OUT! NUTCRACKER December 9 by A.A. Cristi - October 19, 2023

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its annual performance Duke It Out! Nutcracker, featuring the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of the holiday favorite in a music and dance performance Saturday, December 9 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall...

Orion's 31st Season Continues With POWERFUL MASTERPIECES In November and December by A.A. Cristi - October 16, 2023

The Orion Ensemble continues its 31st season with “Powerful Masterpieces,” welcoming back guest violist Stephen Boe and guest violinist Mathias Tacke, who join the Orion musicians for a program featuring works by two 20th century composers: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Dmitri Shostakovich. ...

Pianist Haskell Small Continues His CELEBRATION OF HEALING Concert Tour At Epiphany Center for the Arts, November 16 by A.A. Cristi - October 11, 2023

Pianist Haskell Small will tour nine key cities in the US with his program Celebration of Healing, performing Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. ...

Bach Inspires Pianist Matthew Hagle To Explore RIPPLES IN TIME AND MUSIC November 4 At Nichols Concert Hall by A.A. Cristi - September 27, 2023

​​​​​​​Music Institute of Chicago piano faculty and respected Chicago artist Matthew Hagle returns to Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston, with “Ripples in Time and Music” on Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. ...

Pacifica Quartet To Return As Don Michel Randel Ensemble-in-Residence At The University Of Chicago by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 05, 2023

Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet is set to celebrate their 10th anniversary as the Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Chicago. The quartet will present three public concerts, engage with school and community music programs, and participate in interdisciplinary panels and di...

Classical Music Chicago to Present John-Henry Crawford In Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 30, 2023

On Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 12:15PM CT, award-winning cellist John-Henry Crawford will be featured alongside acclaimed pianist and frequent collaborator Victor Santiago Asunción in the weekly Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series, a Chicago institution....

Ouroboros Opera and Valkyrie Ensemble to Present Chicago Premiere of LA FEMME BOHEME This Month by Blair Ingenthron - August 13, 2023

Two Chicago-based companies Ouroboros Opera and The Valkyrie Ensemble will join forces this month to produce the Chicago Premiere of La Femme Bohème – the beloved Puccini opera La Bohème with a twist. The leading cast is made up entirely of female and non-binary performers....

Get Exclusive Presale Access to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 2023/24 Season by BWW Special Offer - July 26, 2023

From stirring performances of celebrated masterworks to groundbreaking jazz performances and thrilling movies accompanied live by the CSO, there’s something for everyone at Symphony Center....

Free Citywide Celebration MAKE MUSIC CHICAGO Returns June 21st For 12th Season by A.A. Cristi - June 08, 2023

Classical Music Chicago spreads the beauty of music in multiple series, including the one-day fete of the musician within us all. Begun in summer 2011, Make Music Chicago is a citywide DIY music festival that invites and draws together people throughout the community in a celebration of music making...




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