Author: Amanda Berrios

Light and Hope in Music: Illinois Philharmonic Opens Season Virtually

WFMT: The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra launches its season this weekend with a free streaming orchestral performance. Entitled “IPO Reimagined,” the program was recorded this past weekend at Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College with no audience. The concert features 29 socially-distanced and masked string players — just under half of the orchestra’s 60 members. Keegan […]

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The Return of Ballet

Chicago Magazine: The artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet is unconvinced that watching dance on a laptop does the art form justice. “I’m embracing it because there’s nothing else,” says Ashley Wheater, now entering his second decade in that role with the company. Read Lauren Warneck’s story online.

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Chicago non-profit 3Arts awards $150,000 to three women artists

The Chicago-based non-profit 3Arts has issued its largest round of grants this year, awarding $470,000 to Chicago artists. During its online award ceremony Monday night, it also announced its new $50,000 Next Level/Spare Room Award, an unrestricted cash prize, made possible by an anonymous donor, that will be given to three women visual artists: Hu’o’ng Ngô, Folayemi […]

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