Philadelphia-born composer and vocalist Joan La Barbara was formally trained as a classical singer, but by the late 1960s, she’d decided she wanted to push her artistry into unfamiliar territories. […]
Philip Glass’s soundtrack for piano, pipe organ, and chorus mirrors the repetition in the summoning spell.
I love Third Coast Percussion—I ranked their 2018 release Paddle to the Sea number one on my list of the best Chicago albums of the 2010s—and I’m a big fan […]
Foday Musa Suso absorbed centuries of tradition growing up in Gambia. As part of the griot caste, his family had performed a centuries-long role in Gambian society, narrating historical epics […]
Folklore can be the ultimate game of telephone. As a historical form of collective communication, it brings communities together while expressing what makes them unique, and the content of its […]
Chicago quartet Third Coast Percussion have commissioned the first piece for percussion ensemble by minimalist giant Philip Glass, and it could help them do even more for the diverse emerging voices he sometimes overshadows.
Harpist Lavinia Meijer opens the four-day Lyon & Healy Summer Concert Series on Wednesday evening.
Third Coast Percussion are already one of the best ensembles of their kind in the country—and their upcoming projects with Philip Glass and Devonté Hynes could make them the biggest.
The choreographer celebrates ten years as artistic director of the dance company. What might the next decade have in store?
A top-notch touring Broadway show and an intimate Sondheim concept revue are among this week’s notable new productions.
Philip Glass’s 2013 opera about Walt Disney is based on a 2001 novel by Peter Stephan Jungk. Focused on the last three months of Disney’s life, The Perfect American imagines […]
A 1968 documentary from Kartemquin Films explores the nature of fulfillment.
If you’re looking for haunted Halloween thrills, this selection from Philip Glass’s Candyman score can easily worm its way under your skin.
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Chicago Opera Theater takes Philip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher into the realm of repressed sexual identity.