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.
This last year has produced a surprising amount of manmade and natural disasters: the Gulf Coast oil spill, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the U.S. federal budget, to name a few. Catastrophe has always been fodder for musical creativity, but few have proven as tuneful as Chernobyl.
Music and dance go together like wings and hot sauce, but two upcoming performances take this pairing and really up the sizzle. Mark Morris Dance Group performs today through Sunday at the Harris Theater in Chicago.You can catch Ballet Chicago and the Orion Ensemble Sunday, Feb.
Cambodian-Americans in Chicago are determined to keep their art and culture alive in this new country. What makes their dedication so fierce is that a genocide nearly succeeded in wiping out all of the artists.Several men sit on a mat in a computer lab at the Cambodian Association of Illinois.