Archive for August, 2009

Bailey and Dinnerstein take disruptive Ravinia audience on epic Beethoven journey

 Tuesday night’s concert at Ravinia’s intimate Bennett-Gordon Hall was notable for …

Aug 26, 2009
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The Eroica Trio returns to Ravinia with light, engaging program

 It’s been eight years since the Eroica Trio’s last Ravinia appearance …

Aug 26, 2009
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Vickers’ Moor revisited and Domingo’s “Otello” farewell

 With DVD, Otello finally has the right medium to appreciate Verdi’s …

Aug 23, 2009
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Hvorostovsky brings operatic intensity to Russian song

It’s not often that a vocal recital opens with an audience …

Aug 20, 2009
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Hvorostovsky’s persona, dramatic vocalism make Rigoletto a sexy villain

It has been twenty years since Siberian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky edged …

Aug 16, 2009
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Grant Park Festival storms the heavens in Beethoven finale

     The heavens of downtown Chicago were stormed on two fronts over …

Aug 15, 2009
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Yo-Yo Ma draws a vast crowd to Ravinia

As sure as night follows day, one can always be assured …

Aug 15, 2009
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Tokyo String Quartet celebrates its 40th anniversary at Ravinia

When the Tokyo String Quartet burst on the scene in 1969, …

Aug 14, 2009
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Kalmar, Grant Park Orchestra take trip to Italy on second-class fare

The Grant Park Music Festival embarked on a sojourn to Italy …

Aug 13, 2009
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Lyric Opera to serve up pasta with Puccini

Starting this fall, when you attend a Lyric Opera performance of …

Aug 13, 2009
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