Archive for October, 2009

Details prove devilish with Lyric’s second-cast “Faust”


One can hardly come up with better Halloween-eve repertoire than Faust. …

Oct 31, 2009
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“Adam” song cycle given first-rate sendoff by young baritone and CSO


Sir Andrew Davis, is of course, most familiar to audiences on …

Oct 30, 2009
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Vocal firepower and a handsome production overcome the stilted drama in Lyric’s “Ernani”

In a dramatic moment in Act 1, King Carlo confronts his …

Oct 29, 2009
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Former CSO fund-raiser hired as new Grant Park Music Festival chief

Reflecting the current straitened financial environment for arts organizations, the Grant …

Oct 28, 2009
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Ars Viva’s rousing Mendelssohn program avoids the usual repertorial suspects

On stage at the start of Sunday’s Ars Viva concert, Alan …

Oct 26, 2009
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Garrick Ohlsson brings refined power to Romantic program

               The program for Garrick Ohlsson’s piano recital Sunday afternoon at Orchestra …

Oct 26, 2009
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Strings in the spotlight as Rembrandt Chamber Players open 20th season

       It’s very easy to take Chicago’s vibrant classical music scene for …

Oct 26, 2009
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Chicago Chamber Choir takes audience on a spiritual journey

A nicely balanced and thoughtful program of hymns and spirituals performed …

Oct 25, 2009
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Muti’s Verdian take on Brahms’ Requiem high on drama, low on consolation

It doesn’t possess the operatic passions of Verdi nor the Classical …

Oct 23, 2009
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Injured by offstage mugger and onstage tenor, Sondra Radvanovsky perseveres to sing in Lyric Opera “Ernani”

        If Sondra Radvanovsky ever wanted to pull a demanding diva act, …

Oct 21, 2009
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