Verdi, The Italian: In Music, Our Roots
"Verdi is the musician of life, and is certainly the musician of my life." Explore the music, genius and life of one of the greatest Italian composers in the words of Maestro Riccardo Muti, hailed as the "king of Verdi conductors" (New York Times). Newly translated into English with an expanded photo gallery featuring images from the Maestro's family archives and historical images the Teatro alla Scala.
Margaret Hillis: Unsung Pioneer
Conductor, airplane pilot, educator, activist — Margaret Hillis was a pioneer in American choral music. The first woman to regularly conduct a major symphony orchestra, she was the founder of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and served for 37 years as its first director. Now, for the first time, Margaret Hillis’ extraordinary life and trailblazing career can be explored by readers worldwide in Margaret Hillis: Unsung Pioneer, written by Chicago Symphony Chorus associate director Cheryl Frazes Hill.