Music on the radio, music on the web

Going on a road trip this summer? Planning to spend long hours at your computer working? Want to be able to listen to classical music radio wherever you are?

List of classical radio stations and links for streaming radio stations:

You can go beyond classical music and also listen for free to the following online music resources (the Library pays for them) from your computer:

African American Song
Classical Music Library
Smithsonian Global Sound

End of the school year

UIUC’s academic year ended with graduation this weekend–congratulations to all of our graduates!

During the year we aim to post at least one item per day on this blog, but with summer upon us, we may be posting less often. We hope you’ll check in when you get a chance, and we’ll be back to our regular schedule come fall.

Muti to conduct Chicago Symphony

From the NY Times
And the Brass Ring Goes to Chicago Symphony: Riccardo Muti Says Yes
Published: May 6, 2008
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has lured Riccardo Muti, one of a dwindling band of podium eminences.

At the Philharmonic, Musings About Muti
Published: May 7, 2008
The announced union of Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra left 100 jilted suitors at Avery Fisher Hall.

From Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise
Muti Goes Windy
May 7, 2008

Theatre and Performing Arts blog

A thought-provoking blog focusing on theatre and the performing arts from the UK’s Guardian. I think this source is useful for several reasons, not least for its international perspective. Here are a few recent entries to illustrate:

Is Ballet’s Future in America?
San Francisco Ballet’s New Works Festival has been warmly received by an eager public. It makes English ballet look secretive and cautious
May 2, 2008 8:15 AM Judith Mackerell

Where are our black ballerinas?

Britain’s ballet companies must start to look further than the white middle classes for their talent
April 10, 2008 12:30 PM Judith Mackerell

You can’t have community theatre without a community
The postponement of a £100,000 flagship project at the Brighton festival raises urgent questions about who the work was actually for
May 2, 2008 6:00 PM Lyn Gardner

Should theatres listen to consultants?

An American consulting firm is offering statistical advice to programmers. Should playwrights be worried?
May 1, 2008 4:00 PM George Hunka

PS The Guardian also has a separate music blog here.