Archive for July, 2010

A Russian composer’s breakdown and recovery, all in 105 minutes

The richly melodic music of Sergei Rachmaninoff remains a summer programming …

Jul 29, 2010
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Grant Park Orchestra serves up enjoyable night of lightish showpieces

Wednesday’s Grant Park Orchestra concert delivered a pair of barnburners by …

Jul 29, 2010
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American jazz filtered through experimental Europeans at Ravinia

That established Europe gave classical music to a fledging America is …

Jul 28, 2010
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Chorus master Nally to leave the Lyric Opera

Less than three weeks after general director Bill Mason announced his …

Jul 27, 2010
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Fleming’s Strauss soars in Eschenbach anniversary night at Ravinia

Rain threatened, but the onstage star power—in the person of American …

Jul 25, 2010
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Tippett’s “A Child of Our Time” makes moving impact on a stormy night

If last season’s Plans and Friday night’s A Child of Our …

Jul 24, 2010
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Sub pianist Barto rises to challenge in Goerne recital at Ravinia 


Tendinitis forced Christoph Eschenbach out of Thursday night’s Schumann and Brahms …

Jul 23, 2010
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Midori shows first-class artistry in rich program at Ravinia

Midori is one of those artists whose consistency, technical excellence and …

Jul 21, 2010
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Alondra de la Parra has the inside track to become next Sinfonietta conductor

Sources indicate that Alondra de la Parra is the leading candidate …

Jul 17, 2010
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Osorio’s Beethoven a revelation on every level at Ravinia

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s recent Beethoven Festival is receiving a compact …

Jul 16, 2010
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