Chicago Artists Adapt To COVID Restrictions: 'We're Playing On Patios'"I know actors who are contact tracers right now."
Niles Teen Writes 'A Song Of Hope' And Gets Musicians From Around The World To PerformSachio Nang, who plays the clarinet in the Niles West band, posted a message on Facebook while composing the song. He asked musicians, stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to collaborate. More than 100 musicians from around the world got in touch with him.
Closing Of Bars And Restaurants Leaves Musicians Without WorkThe impact of closing Chicago's bars and restaurants reaches far beyond food industry workers.
Chicago Symphony, Striking Musicians To Restart NegotiationsAbout 100 of the orchestra's musicians have been on strike since March 11 . They last met March 16. Both sides then agreed to take a pause in discussions.
Chicago Symphony Musicians Continue Strike Over Wages, PensionThey march from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.Symphony officials have canceled 17 concerts through Monday.
Lyric Opera, Striking Musicians Reach DealMusicians are expected to vote on the agreement Sunday.
Amateur Night: Best Places To Take The Stage In ChicagoDo you have a comedy routine you'd like to try out or feel like sharing your latest poetry? Head to one of these open mics in Chicago to show off your stuff.
Symphony Strike Could Hurt Businesses Near Orchestra HallThe musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra were on their second day on strike on Sunday. The walkout wasn't only hitting a sour note with classical music fans, it has also dealt a blow to businesses near Orchetra Hall.
CSO Musicians Strike, Throwing Season Into ChaosMusicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike Saturday, disappointing patrons who showed up for an evening performance, and potentially throwing the organization’s upcoming season into chaos.
Students From Chicago, Kabul Exchange Music Ahead Of NATO SummitAs part of the activities leading up to the NATO Summit next month, some Chicago high school students traded performances and questions with music students from Afghanistan in a live, electronic hook-up.
Japanese Musicians Here Reflect On Their Homeland's DevastationMembers of the Bach Collegium Japan find solace in their music, which they'll share this weekend at Valparaiso University.
Best Chicago-Based Bands & MusiciansThe range of music genres alive in Chicago is vast and this list is meant to be a quick scan of the cream of the crop from varied genres.