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Mariachi Vargas veteran ‘trumpets’ his band’s many milestones

Federico Torres, a longtime trumpeter with Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán who will retire this fall after 48 years with the ensemble, has witnessed many milestones in his illustrious career. Chief am...
The painting Chariot Race by Alexander von Wagner

Your chariot of ‘Ben-Hur’ trivia awaits

In the annals of cinema history, few films have been as epic as the 1925 silent classic “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.” Based on Lew Wallace’s 1880 best-selling novel, the movie had...
Vladimir Jurowski leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra. | Photo by Robert Torres

The world’s leading ensembles set for SCP Orchestra Se...

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra might be the star attraction ...
Stewart Copeland forteller før konserten med Alf Terje Hana og SSO

Stewart Copeland builds buzz for ‘Ben-Hur’ at Sy...

Stewart Copeland, acclaimed as “The Rhythmatist”...
Wynton Marsalis performs with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Symphony Center.

SCP Jazz Series, now in its 20th year, builds diversity at S...

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Center Presents ...
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Rock’s Melissa Etheridge goes classical for current to...

Melissa Etheridge usually performs with musicians well-verse...
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A look back at the world premiere of ‘Looks of a Lot&#...

“Looks of a Lot,” the SCP Jazz commission by pia...
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Mavis Staples sings in a symphony of voices

At an early age, Mavis Staples quickly learned about the spi...
Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates 20 years in Chicago

Around World War I, when European composers were casting off...
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Violin concertos from Russian masters

The 20th century giants Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovi...