Archive for December, 2011

The Top 10 Performances of 2011

1. Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Verdi’s Otello

With …

Dec 22, 2011
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“Sonic Arboretum” proves rapt and hypnotic at MCA

In this season of numberless Nutcrackers, Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” …

Dec 22, 2011
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Vamos concert showcases a gifted family’s music-making

One clearly needn’t hire a freelance trio for holiday celebrations at …

Dec 19, 2011
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Music of the Baroque breathes new life into holiday program

Building on the template set in place by Music of the …

Dec 17, 2011
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CSO, Salonen close year with new violin concerto, powerful Mahler

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is closing out 2011 with a program …

Dec 16, 2011
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Clyne’s moving elegy a highlight of MusicNOW’s local premieres

For its second concert of the season, MusicNow served up a …

Dec 13, 2011
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Pianist Fray proves most impressive with Beethoven in recital debut

David Fray appears to have all the requirements for a major …

Dec 12, 2011
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Lyric Opera chief provides details, defends hiring of Fleming press rep

Lyric Opera of Chicago general director Anthony Freud provided more details …

Dec 12, 2011
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William Ferris Chorale looks back to its roots to open 40th season

Although there were plenty of community choirs available for singers of …

Dec 11, 2011
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Tallis Scholars bring a seasonal Marian celebration to Rockefeller Chapel

A bit of live concert serendipity intruded on the Tallis Scholars …

Dec 10, 2011
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