Archive for July, 2009

Finnish conductor makes impressive lakefront debut in music of his homeland

     According to economists, Finland’s principal exports may be engineering machinery and …

Jul 30, 2009
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Library nerds find love in delightful revamp of Handel’s “Acis and Galatea”

    There are plenty of issues to gripe about in Chicago—crime, traffic …

Jul 29, 2009
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When jazz and classical piano worlds collide—with surprising success

 At first glance, the second of Lang Lang’s two Ravinia concerts …

Jul 29, 2009
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Chicago Opera Theater to present Mostly Medea series

 “Mad for Medea” could be the marketing hook for Chicago Opera …

Jul 28, 2009
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Goerne, Eschenbach unforgettable in Schubert’s “Mullerin”

 

All vocal aficionados attend performances hoping for one of those rare …

Jul 28, 2009
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Lang Lang shows mature virtuosity in the 10th anniversary of his Ravinia debut

A decade ago, an obscure 16-year-old Chinese pianist made a last-minute …

Jul 27, 2009
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Cabell and Thomas prove a charismatic operatic duo at Grant Park

    The pleasures were both expected and unexpected at the Grant Park …

Jul 26, 2009
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Matthias Goerne set to launch Schubert marathon at Ravinia

For many artists, a performance of one of Schubert’s song cycles …

Jul 25, 2009
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Eschenbach and Barto bring swing and panache to American music

During Christoph Eschenbach’s tenure as music director of the Ravinia Festival, …

Jul 25, 2009
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Hamelin’s traversal of four centuries of music more eclectic than effective

Eclecticism has always been the hallmark of French-Canadian pianist-composer Marc-André Hamelin, …

Jul 24, 2009
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