Throughout the hour, Eight Forty-Eight heard from Chicago musician Kate Simko, who performed tracks from her forthcoming release, Lights Out. The album hits the digital shelves on Monday, June 13. It will be out on vinyl and compact disc the following week.
Lyric Opera of Chicago today (April 21) named Anthony Freud, 53, as its new general director, effective October 1. The British-born Freud will be only the fourth leader of Lyric Opera in the company’s 58-year history.