Thomas Zoells plays Chopin

VIDEO: Classical music goes silent elsewhere, resonates in Chicago

By Chris Ayan

The Green Bay Symphony Orchestra will close its doors at the end of the 2014-2015 season. Critics have often claimed that classical music is dying. But in Chicago classical music is alive and well.

Maestro Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform Mozart’s Requiem Feb. 19 and 20.  For more information visit

Photo at top: Thomas Zoells plays Chopin on a Fazzioli grand piano at PianoForte. (Chris Ayan/Medill)