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Freegal

Patrons with a valid BALibrary card can go to the Freegal Web site and download five free songs each week. Songs are provided from the Sony Music catalog, a huge collection of music spanning many decades and genres and hundreds of thousands of songs. Popular artists like Miley Cyrus, Adele, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Springsteen, Beyoncé and Kelly Clarkson are available, along with bands like Train and Mumford & Sons. Familiar classics by Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand can be accessed with one click of the mouse and the eclectic listener can browse genres from acapella to zydeco. Classical music is available as well.

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Download the Freegal App from the App Store or Google Play!

NEW! Naxos Music Library: Naxos Music Library is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 86,420 albums with more than 1,259,200 tracks, including standard and rare repertoire.

Streaming on a mobile device: Search the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for Naxos Music Library. Download the free app (for iPads, use the iPhone app). On a computer, create your Naxos account. In the Naxos Music Library, click on Playlists, then click on Sign up. Enter your e-mail address and create a password. Use this e-mail address and password to login to your account in the app. Browse or search the collection and begin streaming!

NEW! Naxos Video Library: An extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand!
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Have You Heard?

Country Music Awards - Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, and Mac McAnally won the top honors.  Also sample songs by the night's other big winner, Miranda Lambert, at Freegal.  See the CMA website for all the winners!

American Music Awards - And the winners are:  5 Seconds of Summer, Enrique Iglesias, Sam Smith, Brantley Gilbert, and Iggy Azalea.  Also enjoy One Direction, Calvin Harris, John Legend and Casting Crowns at Freegal.  See all the winners at the AMA website!

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees - Green Day, Sting, Nine Inch Nails, and sample songs by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, The Spinners and Bill Withers from Freegal.  See the Hall website for the full list of nominees.

 

Lyric Opera of Chicago 2014-2015 Season

Don Giovanni
Capriccio
Il Trovatore
Porgy and Bess
Anna Bolena
Tosca
Tannhäuser
The Passenger

Special performances:

60th Anniversary Concert
The Magic Victrola
The Property
El Pasado Nunca Se Termina
Carousel
Lang Lang Recital
Second Nature

Click for a quick synopsis or libretto of some of the most popular operas!

 

Online Resources:

Billboard
Metacritic
Pitchfork
Rolling Stone
Spin