Archive for April, 2010

Prize-winning teen violist to be center stage in Ars Viva season finale

Violist Mathew Lipman, 17, becomes a student at Juilliard in the …

Apr 27, 2010
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Timeless and individual, Richard Goode’s artistry shines in Bach and Haydn

Audience members almost audibly wince when management steps out for an …

Apr 27, 2010
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Trio Settecento closes Chicago Early Music Festival in buoyant French style

Sunday’s matinee concert by Trio Settecento, the final day of Chicago’s …

Apr 26, 2010
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Fine cast and musical values undermined by postmodern silliness in COT’s “Giasone”

It’s a fair bet that most audience members filing into the …

Apr 26, 2010
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Van Zweden’s fresh, invigorating Rachmaninoff sparks populist CSO program

Jaap van Zweden has become the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s go-to batonsmith …

Apr 23, 2010
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Chicago Early Music Festival opens despite volcanic impact on scheduled artists

Chicago’s first-ever Early Music Festival began with a stutter Tuesday night, …

Apr 22, 2010
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Piston’s music fares best in Chicago Ensemble’s mixed season closer

The mutable Chicago Ensemble closed its season Tuesday night with a …

Apr 21, 2010
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Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, soloists, and choirs make a mighty sound with Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand”

Just by definition, any performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 is …

Apr 20, 2010
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Clarinetist McGill returns home to join Avalon Quartet in Brahms

The applause that greeted clarinetist Anthony McGill as he entered the …

Apr 19, 2010
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Chicago Opera Theater’s excellent cast and superb conductor lead Rossini’s static “Moses” out of the desert


The Rossini one thinks of is invariably the composer of such …

Apr 18, 2010
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