What’s amazing about Chicago’s music culture is that it keeps growing even if the city stays about the same.
It’s a great time to be a music fan in Chicago.
While holiday concerts abound, quite a few are far less conventional than you might expect.
The Borromeo Quartet will be performing a complete cycle of all six Bartók string quartets.
Due to health reasons, Daniel Barenboim has withdrawn from the Staatskapelle Berlin’s upcoming North American tour. At eighty-one, the legendary conductor and pianist was planning a rare return to Chicago—where he was music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1991-2006.
Jack Tatum and his band are finishing their current tour with a bang in Chicago at the House of Blues, having just released their most recent album, “Hold,” this October.
Angeleno Jilian Medford produces a lo-fi indie-rock sound that could acutely score a mid-2000s Michael Cera film but still feels postmodern. Melancholic but defiant, her lyricism coupled with simple and elegant guitar progressions provides for the addicting kind of pop to sway awkwardly to.