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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 pianist Jason Moran and visual artist Theaster Gates featuring the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band, received a triumphant world premiere May 30 at Sy...
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Rock’s Melissa Etheridge goes classical for current tour

Melissa Etheridge usually performs with musicians well-versed in the rhythms of rock ’n’ roll. But for her next appearance in Chicago, the iconic rock star has chosen as her backing band a group o...
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‘Looks of a Lot’ takes shape during Symphony Cen...

“Looks of a Lot,” a blues/jazz-based multimedia p...
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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Friday only: Buy one, get one free

It’s rare outside Vienna that concertgoers might hear two ...
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SCP Jazz lineup announced for 2014/2015 season

Pianists Ahmad Jamal, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea; vocali...
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Mavis Staples sings in a symphony of voices

At an early age, Mavis Staples quickly learned about the spi...
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Violin concertos from Russian masters

The 20th century giants Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovi...
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Leif Ove Andsnes embarks on ‘The Beethoven JourneyR...

The Guardian wonders what took pianist Leif Ove Andsnes so l...
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Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates 20 years in Chicago

Around World War I, when European composers were casting off...