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Miguel Harth-Bedoya starts an online resource for Latin orchestral music

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, a longtime advocate of classical music from Latin America, has launched his latest initiative in this field: Latin…

Herbie Hancock calls ‘Valerian’ ‘the most far-out sci-fi experience’ ever

Shuttling among the realms of jazz, classical and rock/pop over his career, Chicago native Herbie Hancock has occasionally veered off…

Happy birthday, Michael Gielen!

Wishing a very happy birthday to Michael Gielen, celebrating his ninetieth on July 20, 2017! Read more: Happy birthday, Michael…

Emmanuel Krivine and Denis Kozhukhin

Emmanuel Krivine marks his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut on today’s program, conducting the music of Liszt, Prokofiev and Dvořák. He is joined…

Anatomy of a substitution: How a conductor got the call from Ravinia

Sooner or later, because of illness, accident or whatever, virtually every conductor has to cancel an engagement. When that happens,…

A force of nature: Krzysztof Urbański owes his U.S. break to a volcano

Polish-born conductor Krzysztof Urbański owes his American breakthrough to an erupting volcano. After making his U.S. debut in April 2010 with…

Did you know?: A Christmas in July fun fact

The “Home Alone” poster and image of a screaming Kevin McAlllister (Macaulay Culkin) with his hands on his face was…

Conductor Steven Reineke makes it his mission to promote pops

Although the Boston Pops Orchestra dates to 1885, it was Arthur Fiedler’s celebrated tenure as conductor from 1930 through 1979…

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