Archive for July, 2011

CSO to open season with free concert at South Side church

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will open its season Sept. 22 with …

Jul 18, 2011
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Composer Penderecki strikes sparks with Grant Park Orchestra

The Grant Park Music Festival programs a wide variety of music, …

Jul 16, 2011
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Dohnanyi and Ax team up with CSO for a memorable night of Brahms at Ravinia

There are few more congenial musical combinations than the Chicago Symphony …

Jul 15, 2011
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Penderecki to conduct the Grant Park Orchestra this weekend

While most music festivals across the country are content to serve …

Jul 14, 2011
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Deborah Voigt revisits Strauss and Wagner roles at Ravinia with mixed success

It would be hard to imagine a better pairing to present …

Jul 10, 2011
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de la Parra offers a U.S. premiere in mixed program with Grant Park Orchestra

With Carlos Kalmar out of town for the middle weeks of …

Jul 08, 2011
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Lang Lang the star at CSO’s Ravinia opener but Eschenbach’s Berlioz strikes the most sparks

By cultivating a golden moment from the not-so-distant past, the Chicago …

Jul 08, 2011
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Emerson Quartet brings luminous drama to three final works at Ravinia

It’s hard to account for what the brain chooses to retain, …

Jul 07, 2011
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Young conductor makes impressive debut at Grant Park

One of the myriad pleasures of the Grant Park Music Festival …

Jul 06, 2011
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W(h)ither American opera?

The Lyric Opera’s move into Broadway musicals — and away from …

Jul 03, 2011
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