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ProMusica Summer Music Series Finale

Franklin Park Conservatory
Franklin Park Conservatory - home of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's Summer Music Series
6, 2013

A free concert by ProMusica Chamber Orchestra takes place in Franklin Park Conservatory’s Grand Mallway gardens Wednesday, August 7. All ages are welcome. Free activities for children one hour before the performance.

Can you afford to be a musician?

chicago q ens
Ellen McSweeney & the Chicago Q Ensemble, which she founded
24, 2013

If your goal is a music career, what is the likelihood you can pay your bills AND your student loan payment?

The Innovative Mosaic Of American Symphonies

Conductor JoAnn Falletta.
Conductor JoAnn Falletta.
8, 2013

Conductor JoAnn Falletta, one of the strongest champions of American symphonic music, asks: Does a great American symphony even have to be a symphony?

Piano Competition Winner Says It’s Time To End Grueling Contests

26, 2013

Boris Giltburg, winner of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition, is angry at a piano competition system he says is more punishment, than pleasure.

Mark O’Connor Presents Improv Concerto Style

4, 2013

In the world of classical music, little is left to chance.  Tempos, dynamics, cadenzas are all well-rehearsed.  In Mark O’Connor’s world, things can be a little more fluid.

We might be hard-wired to enjoy music’s intangibles

Musical endorphins?
23, 2013

Everyone enjoys a good meal, but why do we enjoy something as abstract as music?

Cellist Joshua Roman on Classical 101 Friday morning

18, 2013

The press has dubbed cellist Joshua Roman a “Classical Rock Star.”  He will be in the Classical 101 studio Friday at 9am for a live interview and performance.

ProMusica celebrates Timothy Russell’s “Grand Finale”

Timothy Russell
April 18, 2013

Timothy Russell celebrates his final performance as ProMusica’s conductor with an exciting performance that will feature young cellist Joshua Roman.

Good Friday and Easter specials on Classical 101

Listen to Classical 101 for Good Friday and Easter music from First Community Church.
March 28, 2013

Ronald J. Jenkins, Minister of Music and Liturgy at First Community Church, leads a diverse program of hymns in both traditional and new settings, along with sacred classics, including works by J.S. Bach and Johannes Brahms.

Mozart activates your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

27, 2013

“It’s really not about whether a certain piece of music has the “it” ingredient that will improve someone’s mental faculties. Rather, listening in and of itself improves those faculties, and it also does a whole lot more—it makes us better people.”