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Archive for April 7, 2014

What’s New: Composer Anna Clyne

CSO composer-in-residence Anna Clyne

The New Music scene is a parallel universe. A number of musicians have their feet in both, but the audiences can be pretty different; tapping into the contemporary music scene, whether it’s with beer and pizza, or strobes and house music, has been the mandate of these composers-in-residence; bringing a contemporary edge to the culture

Bill McGlaughlin: Pride and the Power of Music

MarianAnderson

The whole debacle was at once a blemish—a shameful legacy—and a source of enormous pride. A gifted American opera singer, a contralto named Marian Anderson, performed at the Paris Opera in 1935; she gave her Carnegie Hall debut later that year, and performed before audiences and royalty throughout Europe. The scandal erupted when the Daughters of the American Revolution barred Ms. Anderson from singing in Constitution Hall

Lunchtime Live

JoeGenualdi

On the first Monday of each month, Chicago Chamber Musicians brings in some of Chicago’s top chamber players for a free concert at Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. Sometimes it’s string players, sometimes it’s woodwinds, others may be brass, or even a mixture—whatever the repertoire requires of this musician co-op. WFMT is there to broadcast