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Archive for September 13, 2016

VIDEO: How A 440 Became Standard Concert Pitch

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To play in tune together, musicians have to tune their instruments together using a fixed pitch as a standard. For most ensembles today, that standard is A 440, meaning the more…

Classical Music Supporter Richard “Dick” Kiphart Dies at 75

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Richard “Dick” Kiphart, a prominent and influential Chicago investment banker and philanthropist who was an active supporter of the city’s cultural life, died this past weekend at age 75. Kiphart more…

4 Celebrities Who Happen to Play French Horn

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What do a political analyst, a former Miss America, a fake news anchor, and a young Obi-Wan Kenobi have in common? At some point in each of their lives, they more…