Archive for June, 2010

Ohlsson opens CSO summer at Ravinia with mixed Chopin on a chilly night

It was not a Levine-era choral blockbuster nor a starry soprano …

Jun 29, 2010
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Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus serve up adventurous program of 1940s Americana

“There’s a kind of loneliness in American music that’s different from …

Jun 26, 2010
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Conlon’s Wagner detox transitions conductor for flexible CSO summer at Ravinia

Summer festivals aren’t exactly vacation time for the performers who provide …

Jun 25, 2010
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Bernard Haitink bids farewell to the CSO with a mature and sophisticated Beethoven Nine

Haydn’s Symphony No. 45 may be the officially titled Farewell Symphony, …

Jun 19, 2010
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Carlos Kalmar delivers stunning Haydn and finds majesty in Beethoven at Grant Park

Violent, destructive thunderstorms harassed much of Chicago late Friday afternoon, making …

Jun 19, 2010
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Elina Vähälä lights up a spirited opening to Grant Park Festival’s summer season

The Grant Park Music Festival has had its share of weather-challenged …

Jun 17, 2010
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Haitink’s fanatical view of Beethoven proves an electric experience

Regrettably, principal conductor Bernard Haitink departs his Chicago Symphony post next …

Jun 16, 2010
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Kalmar set to open his tenth season with the Grant Park Music Festival


On Wednesday night, Carlos Kalmar will give the downbeat to Berlioz’s …

Jun 14, 2010
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Fliter’s Bach and Beethoven offer compelling keyboard artistry


Ingrid Fliter’s recital Sunday afternoon was billed as part of the …

Jun 14, 2010
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Haitink’s polished style misses some of Beethoven’s idiosyncrasy

By now, Bernard Haitink’s style in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven …

Jun 11, 2010
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