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Opera star Ryan Speedo Green grateful for a second chance in life

That Ryan Speedo Green avoided a life of crime was an accomplishment in itself. That the bass-baritone, who will appear…

Symphony Center celebrates the season with a winter wonderland of music

Though the summer weather outside is not so delightful, soon the seasons will change, and the holidays will be upon…

Video: Muti and the CSO in the Act 2 ballet from ‘Aida’

Movie music turns into a box-office blockbuster for American orchestras

From the New York Philharmonic to the Kansas City Symphony, dozens of American orchestras have made movie music a part…

Six world premieres among next season’s highlights of MusicNOW

Six world premieres, four commissions and a tribute to Chicago’s own Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians are among…

Theodore Thomas and Frederick Stock on Beethoven’s symphonies

Theodore Thomas, the Chicago Orchestra‘s founder and first music director, favored the music of Ludwig van Beethoven above all others….

Young cellist ‘ready to represent’ in her Ravinia and CSO debut concert

No doubt Leonard Bernstein, the force behind the acclaimed Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic, would have beamed at…

The versatile Paulo Szot eager to reprise his role in Bernstein’s ‘Mass’

Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot has made musical variety the hallmark of his career. He has performed with Liza Minnelli and…

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