Archive for June, 2009

Kalmar, Grant Park musicians give strong and eloquent advocacy to American music, circa 1935

  As July 4th approaches, programs of American music across the nation …

Jun 27, 2009
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Haydn’s “Sun” quartets also rise, taking the genre with it

Joseph Haydn’s string quartets are not exactly terra incognita, and he …

Jun 24, 2009
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Indian corn adds little to Elder’s illuminating visit to Dvorak’s “New World”

Friday night’s penultimate concert of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Dvorak Festival …

Jun 20, 2009
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With unplanned weather, Torke’s “Plans” receives ardent if soggy premiere

It’s always a great idea to make big plans, but it’s …

Jun 20, 2009
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CSO’s Dvorak Festival closes with a generous serving of rarities

One hundred and sixteen years ago in Chicago, a short, bearded …

Jun 19, 2009
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Making no small musical plans: Grant Park to premiere new work inspired by Daniel Burnham

 The Grant Park Music Festival is rich in anniversaries this year, …

Jun 18, 2009
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Violinist Ehnes strikes sparks in a lively lakefront program of English music

Maybe it’s the pastoral element, the rich vein of reflective nostalgia …

Jun 17, 2009
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Emerson Quartet spices Dvorak fest with varied menu of chamber works

 The Chicago Symphony Orchestra ceded the Orchestra Hall stage to the …

Jun 15, 2009
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Dvorak rarities, youthful and mature, spotlight CSO’s festival

As the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Dvorak Festival enters its final week, …

Jun 14, 2009
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Lincoln tribute lost in morass of muddled music and multimedia

“We all know that Ramsey Lewis is a great pianist,” proclaimed …

Jun 14, 2009
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