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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 and bands like Sia, Meghan Trainor, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Springsteen, Beyoncé, Train, Pentatonix, and Kelly Clarkson are available. 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!

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!


In memoriam:  Merle Haggard, 1937-2016.  Songs available for download from Freegal.


Have You Heard?

Country Music Award Winners are available for downloading at Freegal:  Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, and Old Dominion.

I Heart Radio Awards:  Download the big winners from Freegal today!  Adele, Uptown Funk, Fetty Wap, Foo Fighters, Calvin Harris, Drake, Chris Brown, Pitbull, Voz de Mando, and Rachel Platten. 

Adele and Fifth Harmony were the big winners at the Kid's Choice Awards.  Download them from Freegal today!

And the Grammy winners are:  Uptown Funk, Meghan Trainor, Tony Bennett, D'Angelo, Paul Avgerinos, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Kirk Franklin, Israel & NewBreed, The Fairfield Four, Ricky Martin, Natalia Lafourcade, Jason Isbell, Buddy Guy, Jon Cleary, The Basement Tapes Complete: Volume 11, all available on Freegal!

Need some classical music Grammy winners?  Try streaming these from NaxosPaulus, Filament, Shostakovich, Ravel, All Night Vigil, Dutilleux, and Joyce & Tony.


Lyric Opera of Chicago 2015-2016 Season

The Marriage of Figaro
The Merry Widow
Bel Canto
Der Rosenkavalier
Romeo and Juliet
The King and I

Special performances:

See Jane Sing:  A Musical-Comedy Cabaret by Jane Lynch
Placido Domingo and Ana Maria Martinez with Sir Andrew Davis in Concert
Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Recital


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


Online Resources:

Rolling Stone



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