News, Commentary on Classical Music, Jazz, Theater, Dance & More

Chicago

First Wives Club

Second Try for 'First Wives Club' Musical Adaptation Pre-Broadway Tryout >>

With a new book by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason ('Designing Women'), the Holland-Dozier-Holland musical will make a new try for Broadway glory next year.

Sting at the Tony Awards

Sting's Broadway-Bound New Musical 'The Last Ship' Opens Chicago Run Next Week >>

The semi-autobiographical show is set to move to Broadway in the fall.

Gloria Gaynor, 1970s

Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater Celebrates One-Hit Wonders >>

The company has celebrated Howlin' Wolf, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Dionne Warwick, Curtis Mayfield and more in the past. Now it's the turn of the one-hit wonders.

Access Contemporary Music Presents the Sound of Silent Film Festival in Chicago

Access Contemporary Music Presents the 9th Annual Sound of Silent Film Festival in Chicago >>

Access Contemporary Music is getting ready to present its annual Sound of Silent Film Festival on April 29, at a new venue this year--the Music Box Theater, one of Chicago's top theaters for arthouse cinema.

Get Spektral Quartet’s “Mobile Miniatures” for Your Phone: Release Party Features New Music Ringtones by Nico Muhly, David Lang, Shulamit Ran >>

Last fall, the Spektral Quartet commissioned more than 40 contemporary composers to create mini new-music masterpieces to serve as ringtones and alerts on mobile devices. The Quartet will present them all at its "Mobile Miniatures" release party in Chicago at Constellation on Saturday, March 29 at 8:30 p.m.

International Contemporary Ensemble Presents the Music of Alvin Lucier at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago >>

This weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) is presenting three concerts of works by Alvin Lucier, a trail-blazing force in contemporary music for over 50 years. Lucier, himself, will be present at these performances on March 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Harris Theater Reopens After Fire, Chicago Opera's 'Queenie Pie' and Music of the Baroque's 'Italian Style' Rescheduled >>

UPDATE: The Harris Theater reopened on Friday after an electrical and mechanical fire caused the busy performing arts venue to shut down for more than two weeks. The theater’s director, Michael Tiknis, said that all necessary repairs and inspections have been completed, and the theater is once more fully operational.

Haven Theatre Production of ‘Seminar’ by Theresa Rebeck Presents Lessons in Writing…or Is It Writhing? >>

Haven Theatre is presenting the Chicago premiere of 'Seminar,' a glimpse of what really happens at creative writing seminars, at Theater Wit in Chicago through April 13.

Pink Martini and The Von Trapps to Sing a Little Song from 'Dream a Little Dream' at Symphony Center in Chicago >>

Pink Martini will return to Symphony Center in Chicago on March 7 at 8:00 p.m., with special guests The von Trapps, the great-grandchildren of the famous 'Sound of Music' family. Together they will sing classic songs and selections from their latest album, 'Dream a Little Dream.'

Fire at Chicago's Harris Theater Closes Venue Through March 6; Performances of Duke Ellington’s ‘Queenie Pie’ Opera Rescheduled >>

Chicago's Harris Theater will remain closed through Thursday, March 6 after an electrical fire on Wednesday afternoon damaged operational and mechanical equipment in the busy performing arts venue. The theater is working to reschedule a number of events.

EXCLUSIVE: eighth blackbird's Tim Munro on "Still in Motion" Program (Ligeti, Mackey, T. Johnson, Arcade Fire) at MCA Chicago >>

eighth blackbird's performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago on March 8 and 9 will hold some of the group's favorite music, including works by György Ligeti and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry.

EXCLUSIVE: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Trombonist Michael Mulcahy Talks Brass Tributes to Bud Herseth, Edward Kleinhammer >>

The legendary Chicago brass sound can be heard in its full power and brilliance next Thursday at Orchestra Hall, when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass take the stage for a program of traditional favorites and symphonic masterworks arranged for brass ensemble.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to Present Bach’s Complete Brandenburg Concerti in Chicago >>

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform Bach's complete Brandenburg Concertos at the Harris Theater in Chicago on Wednesday, December 18.

Music Collides with Absurdist Theater in ‘Absurdopera' by Gustavo Leone >>

"Absurdopera" will have its world première on November 21 and 22 at Chicago’s Mayne Stage as part of the 8th Annual Latino Music Festival.

1 2 3
Real Time Analytics