Archive for December, 2009

Despite some creaky planks, Light Opera Works’ “Pirates” manages to stay afloat

“We don’t seem to make piracy pay” says Michael Cavalieri’s Pirate …

Dec 28, 2009
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The Top 7 Performances of 2009

Why seven performances instead of ten? Well, Chicago Classical Review was …

Dec 20, 2009
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Even with the diva distractions, Battle’s artistry still shines


Amid the plethora of holiday events this week, for vocal aficionados …

Dec 19, 2009
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CSO welcomes Yule in family-friendly fashion


The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol have been seasonal traditions a …

Dec 19, 2009
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Festive music shines brightest in Music of the Baroque’s Christmas program

Jane Glover is now in her seventh season leading Music of …

Dec 18, 2009
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Chicago Symphony serves up an offbeat seasonal take on Tchaikovsky

Who says holiday performances of Tchaikovsky are limited to waltzing flowers …

Dec 18, 2009
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Chicago Chamber Choir sings the season, French style


Formed in 1996, the Chicago Chamber Choir may not offer a …

Dec 15, 2009
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Yo-Yo Ma named CSO consultant

Yo-Yo Ma has been appointed creative consultant to the Chicago Symphony …

Dec 15, 2009
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“Hammerklavier” summit unscaled, Goodyear elsewhere shows elegance and virtuosity


It beckons alluringly to keyboard artists, like a dangerous femme fatale. …

Dec 14, 2009
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ICE chills with three new works for bass clarinets and flutes


The bass clarinet is a singular musical beast, most often utilized …

Dec 12, 2009
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