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Remembering Mildred Brown, the Civic’s first female concertmaster

Born in Chicago on March 23, 1894, Brown earned a master’s degree in violin at the Chicago Musical College in…

Remembering Heather Harper

We have just heard news of the death of the wonderful Irish soprano Heather Harper, as reported in The Guardian….

Happy birthday, Rosalind Elias!

Wishing a very happy ninetieth birthday to the celebrated American mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias, soloist and recording artist with the Chicago…

Remembering Michael Gielen

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family joins the music world in mourning conductor and composer Michael Gielen, who died earlier today…

Celebrating The Anti-Cruelty Society at 120

Wishing our friends at The Anti-Cruelty Society a very happy 120th anniversary! And a tip of the hat to the…