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'The Path Through Science to Bach's Emotions'

New England Conservatory | Posted 08.16.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

Twice in my life I had devoted time to performing and recording these works; I felt the itch to do it one more time. This, I knew, might be the last time, and I wanted it to be special. I also thought it might be an opportunity to write about this music. In order to do it well, I wanted to do some research.

Our Kids and Communities Need to Make Music to Succeed

Welz Kauffman | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
Welz Kauffman

Kids' creativity, as measured by the most recent Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking scores, has been sliding since 1990, most noticeably among our younger students. Reduced music and arts education is cited as a key factor.

Chef Jeff Mauro and Singer Phillip Phillips at the Food Network in Concert

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.23.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In a very fun and off-the-cuff interview, I met with funny man, Jeff Mauro, host of "The Sandwich King" and "The Kitchen," and Phillip Phillips whose platinum album, "The World from the Side of the Moon" sold 9 Million copies after he won the 11th season of American Idol.

Weather or Not?

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

The big story in music this past week had more to do with the playing conditions as opposed to the music itself.

PHOTOS: David Byrne, St. Vincent Dazzle At Ravinia

Posted 07.07.2013 | Chicago

Talking Heads legend David Byrne and indie songstress Annie Clark (better known by her stage name, St. Vincent) dazzled a crowd at Ravinia Saturday ev...

Ravinia Lineup Has Classics -- And A Few Surprises

Posted 03.07.2013 | Chicago

Ravinia, the summer-long music festival in north suburban Chicago, has rolled out its 2013 season schedule with plenty of fanfare — and a few surpri...

PHOTOS: Ravinia 2012 Tickets Go On Sale Thursday

Posted 04.25.2012 | Chicago

Tickets for the 2012 edition of the Ravinia summer concert season on Chicago's North Shore go on sale Thursday for the general public. And while th...

Summer Bucket List: Events To Catch Before It's Too Late

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

Last week, summer (and the unbearable heat) seemed like it would never end. As August draws near, fall is suddenly looming like never before. Time to ...

Brawl At Ravinia

Chicago Tribune | Emily S. Achenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The normally genteel Ravinia Festival was disrupted Saturday when a brawl broke out over lawn space for a sold-out Donna Summer concert, the Tribune r...

Get Outside While You Still Can: Kronos Quartet Plays Ravinia

Flavorpill | Max Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In their 30 years together, the Kronos Quartet have single-handedly maintained the string quartet's cultural relevance. The San Francisco ensemble's d...

Croon Under The Stars: Tony Bennett At Ravinia

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Frank Sinatra once called Tony Bennett "the best singer in the business," which means something even if it was never exactly true. Few of his stripe a...

Get Some Culture: CSO Performs Don Giovanni At Ravinia

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Don Giovanni Chicago Symphony Orchestra James Conlon conductor Apollo Chorus of Chicago Mozart The Libertine Punished, or Don Giovanni, K. 527 Tick...