Taylor Bennett talks about his rising rap career, and the inevitable comparisons with his brother, Chance the Rapper.

Ludovico Einaudi (Credit: Ray Tarantino)

Meet the Italian composer and pianist who traveled to the Arctic Ocean to make music—and make a point.

Catherine Russell (Credit: Stefan Falke)

As one of the most celebrated jazz vocalists of today, she has worked with David Bowie, Steely Dan and Wynton Marsalis. Catherine Russell joins us in conversation and performance.

Anne-Sophie Mutter (Credit: Bastian Achard)

The world-renowned violinist joins us in conversation and performance.

Thirteen years ago, Chicago native Reginald Robinson was awarded a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation. He joins us in discussion and performance.

Two of Chicago’s most celebrated guitar players join us in conversation and performance.

The internationally acclaimed violinist from the Chicago area and Russian violinist Artem Kolesov join us in conversation and performance.

The singer-songwriter talks about writing songs for Barbra Streisand—and the influence of her father, John Callaway.

Award-winning musician, writer and producer Brian Culbertson joins us in conversation.  

Since 1981, FitzGerald’s in Berwyn has played host to an array of talent as part of its American Music Festival. Meet the club’s owner and a Bay Area singer-songwriter performing at the fest this weekend.

Lisa O’Hare and Richard Grant (Courtesy of Lyric Opera)

From “Downton Abbey” to “My Fair Lady,” a conversation with the stars of Lyric Opera’s spring musical.

She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along” in 1981. Liz Callaway joins us in conversation and performance.

Winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest catapulted musician Gaelynn Lea into the international spotlight. (Courtesy of Gaelynn Lea)

The violinist and songwriter beat more than 6,000 entrants to be the ultimate winner of NPR’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest.

Next week, the Jeff Award-winning actress and singer releases her first recording, called “First.” She joins us in performance and discussion.

Ana Maria Martinez and Charles Castronovo.

Performances from two of the international stars from Lyric Opera of Chicago’s season finale.

(Courtesy of Jonathan Biss)

A studio performance by classical pianist Jonathan Biss.