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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” ...
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,...
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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...
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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In concert halls, film music goes into wide release

Orchestras are plunging into movie music programming at an u...
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...
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Stewart Copeland rocks the silent epic ‘Ben-Hur’

Stewart Copeland knows epic. After all, he was the co-founde...
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The Mutter Virtuosi, musical ambassadors in the spirit of Me...

“Making music together, making chamber music, is like ...
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Cameron Carpenter pulls out the stops for ‘Dr. Caligar...

Organist Cameron Carpenter has never followed the rules when...
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Mariachi Vargas veteran ‘trumpets’ his band̵...

Federico Torres, a longtime trumpeter with Mariachi Vargas ...