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Archive for July 1, 2014

Bill McGlaughlin and America’s Melting Pot

Bill McGlaughlin

Whenever one digs into American music, it’s worth remembering that this is a nation of immigrants. People cross into the United States with heads and hearts full of music. They share, and they innovate, and they create new music together.

Listen to this program excerpt as Bill McGlaughlin tells the story of one composer

Players from Lyric, Grant Park, CSO at Rush Hour

Cellist John Sharp

There will be cross-pollination at Tuesday’s free Rush Hour concert. Players from three of Chicago’s most acclaimed ensembles will sit down together to play a piece by Ernst von Dohnányi.

Grant Park’s Principal Second Violin Liba Schacht, Lyric Opera Orchestra Principal Viola Carol Cook, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Cello John Sharp