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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!

Have You Heard?

Pitchfork Music Festival:  Want to sample some of the songs?  We've got them at Freegal featuring Sleater-Kinney, Chvrches, Run the Jewels, Panda Bear, Mac Demarco and more!

Lollapalooza:  Listen to some of the major artists appearing at Lollapalooza.   Freegal has many of the top artists:  Albert Hammond, Banks, Charli XCX, MS MR, St. Paul and the Bonebreakers, Tyler, the Creator, Walk the Moon, A$AP Rocky, Dillon Francis, Kygo, G-Eazy, The Tallest Man on Earth, Cold War Kids and more!

Teen Choice Awards:  Can't get enough of your favorite artist?  Check out the nominees and winners at Freegal!  One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Carrie Underwood, Hozier, OMI, Rachel Platten and Little Mix.

Americana Music Festival:  Enjoy the sounds of Americana with Bela Fleck, J.D. Souther, Uncle Lusius, JD McPherson and Nikki Lane all at Freegal.

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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