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Duain Wolfe and Scrooge in "Welcome Yule!" | Todd Rosenberg Photography

‘Welcome Yule!’ celebrates 20 years of Christmas in Chicago

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s annual Welcome Yule! concerts, now in their 20th and final season, never have been typical Christmas fare. Yes, the Chicago Symphony Chorus sings traditional carols,...
Dave Holland (left) and Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron and Dave Holland trade off on the joys of collaboration

Pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland sound so good together, you’d swear they’ve been working with each other for a lifetime. Their recently released album, “The Art of Conversation” ...
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Garrick Ohlsson hails Scriabin’s genius for the piano

Though known for his interpretations of Chopin, Beethoven an...
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Roger Ebert on the brilliance of ‘The Godfather’

Regarded as a masterpiece of world cinema, Francis Ford Copp...
Dianne Reeves (detail from cover photo of "Beautiful Life")

Dianne Reeves shares some moments from her ‘Beautiful ...

“Beautiful Life,” the title of Dianne Reeves’ latest a...
CSO Brass concert, Dec. 19, 2013. | Todd Rosenberg Photography

CSO Brass, thoroughly steeped in the tradition of ‘rea...

Fifty years ago, a 19-year-old music education major at a sm...
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Sweet Honey in the Rock celebrates 40 years of music with a ...

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma emphasizes, “As a musician, you are alway...
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Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project continues to expand its g...

Since its founding 15-plus years ago, cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s S...
Eddie Palmieri | Photo by Michael G. Stewart/NEA

Latin jazz great Eddie Palmieri keeps the accent on exciteme...

Most of the Western world follows the Gregorian calendar but...
86th Academy Awards, The Oscar Concert

Thomas Newman brings his film lineage to ‘Pixar in Con...

To say that Thomas Newman has film music in his genes is a c...