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96th Annual New Trier Winter Music Festival

The Winter Music Festival began in 1917.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Highlights from New Trier High School’s annual Winter Music Festival. For 96 years, this free concert has provided an opportunity for the New Trier Music Department to share with local residents of all ages a broad selection of popular and seasonal music, showcasing all of the high school’s more…

Rebroadcast: Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra performs Messiaen and Debussy

This broadcast begins at 10:30am instead of 11am due to an early start to today’s live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera at 11:30am. A concert recorded in Orchestra Hall in November, 2012. Listen to this program again here. Allen Tinkham, Music Director and Conductor Program: Messiaen: Éclairs sur l’au-delà Debussy:  La Mer I.     De l’aube more…

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Music from the CYSO's June 2014 tour to China.

The CYSO’s critically-acclaimed performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and more from their spring, 2011 concert.

Soprano Michelle Boggess and members of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra

Michelle Boggess, 18, Soprano

In the first half of today’s program, we featured 18 year old soprano Michelle Boggess of Mt. Prospect High School, who will be attending DePaul University in the fall.  In the second half, we featured members of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Institute, including their Sterling Brass Quintet and the Maud Powell String more…

IMEA All-State Honors Band and Orchestra

Illinois Music Educator’s Association logo

A performance by the Illinois Music Educator’s Association’s all state honors band and orchestra…last month some of the most advanced music students in Illinois travelled to Peoria for several days of learning and music-making at the IMEA all state conference. We’ll hear them in the Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi and music for band more…

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra in Liebermann’s Flute Concerto and Shosti 10

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras logo

This week we bring you a performance by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra from Orchestra hall in Chicago. The CYSOis almost in its 65th year and serves 450 young Chicago-area musicians aged 7-18 through six orchestras, a chamber music program and composition and theory classes. This hour, we’ll hear their top Symphony Orchestra in part more…

MYA Performs Bartok’s Concert for Orchestra

Bela Bartok

In this edition of Introductions, the Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra performs the complete Concerto for Orchestra by Bela Bartok. Allan Dennis conducts from Pick Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston. Allan Dennis conducts from Pick Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston. Listen to full audio [Audio clip: view full post to listen]