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Archive for January 22, 2016

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About the Lute, But Were Afraid To Ask – with Paul O’Dette

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Paul O’Dette is one of the most sought-after lute players in the world. In addition to being an active soloist, O’Dette is the co-artistic director of the Boston Early Music Festival, teaches more…

How Stevie Wonder’s Hit Songs Got to Chicago’s Symphony Center

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Because the names Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Wagner are inscribed on the façade of Symphony Center, it may come as a surprise to some that the music of Stevie more…

The True Origins of Gershwin’s “Summertime”

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Lyric Opera Presents
George Gershwin's 
Porgy and Bess
Eric Owens stars (Porgy)
Adina Aaron (Bess)
Jermaine Smith (Sportin' Life), 
Eric Greene (Crown), and 
Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi (Clara)

 © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

“Summertime” from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is doubtless one of the one most popular songs in the Great American Songbook. But did you know that neither the tune to more…

CSO Violist Li-Kuo Chang Checks in From China

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Li-Kuo Chang, Assistant Principal Viola of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, joined WFMT’s Carl Grapentine today from his hometown of Shanghai, China, where the CSO is playing concerts as part of more…