Archive for November, 2009

MusicNOW’s British program offers spirited jazz and a tragic song cycle

The second MusicNOW event of the season was a Basically British …

Nov 23, 2009
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Jovanovich makes impressive debut, Mattila disappoints in Lyric’s uneven “Katya”

Sunday morning’s paper brought news of the death of Elisabeth Soderstrom, …

Nov 23, 2009
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ACM serves up array of modern works, mostly made in America


Seth Boustead, the executive director of Accessible Contemporary Music, is hard …

Nov 22, 2009
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ICE heats up MCA with Saariaho’s timeless, compelling music

Kaija Saariaho, a native of Finland now based in Paris, is …

Nov 21, 2009
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Pianist’s stellar CSO debut a high point of Dohnanyi’s program


On paper, this week’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra program looked like a …

Nov 20, 2009
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Song cycle given compelling premiere by soprano, Orion Ensemble


The Orion Ensemble presented the quasi-premiere of a compelling new song …

Nov 19, 2009
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Upshaw, eighth blackbird take flight in Golijov’s “Ayre”


November has become something of an unofficial Dawn Upshaw Month at …

Nov 19, 2009
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Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic return with warmth and brilliance

“That was awesome!” enthused one young woman to her companion as …

Nov 17, 2009
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Kraemer mixes familiar Vivaldi with rarities in elemental Music of the Baroque program

Nicholas Kraemer, principal guest conductor of Music of the Baroque, knew …

Nov 17, 2009
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Kaler’s superb Brahms performance with Ars Viva, a season highlight

What could be a better birthday treat for a conductor than …

Nov 16, 2009
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