Announcing the 7th Annual Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival

The 7th annual Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2016, and will feature four outstanding wind ensembles conducting standalone performances of Percy Grainger literature in an afternoon matinee performance in Chicago’s Historic Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center. Continue reading

Summer Spotlight: Betty Haag’s Magical Strings of Youth Perform in Germany

Magical Strings of Youth Performance in the Berliner Dom

The Magical Strings of Youth, the renowned violin ensemble of the Betty Haag Academy of Music in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, recently returned from a successful tour of Germany. Director Betty Haag-Kuhnke summarizes some of their experiences and best moments of their trip. Continue reading