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Adler Planetarium

Why You Should Hear this Composer

Christopher Theofanidis

The glass ceiling between living composers and those of a hundred years ago seems to be splintering. One of the principal agents is Dallas-native Christopher Theofanidis. He is one of the most sought-after composers today, with performances by over seventy orchestras worldwide. While he’s had plenty of attention

The Planets at Ravinia

Based on the Chicago Public Library’s One Book, One Chicago, the Ravinia Festival’s One Score, One Chicago endeavors to engage the entire community in a single musical masterpiece. This year’s more…

Pianos and Emanuel Ax in Public Spaces

This week some lucky museum visitors got a little bonus. Emanuel Ax toured the Pianos in Public Spaces placed around town by the Chicago Symphony in honor of the Keys more…

Pianos on Parade

I can’t tell you how many tourists said to me, “What an amazing thing: pianos just sitting out where people can play on them.” And that’s the general idea of more…