Archive for January, 2012

Chicago Symphony renews contract of composers-in-residence for two years.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced Tuesday that music director Riccardo Muti …

Jan 31, 2012
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Kraemer, Music of the Baroque serve up a delightful double-shot of Haydn

If you can’t enjoy Haydn, then it’s quite likely — as …

Jan 31, 2012
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Polished and poetic, Joshua Bell’s artistry remains remarkable

Sunday afternoon at Symphony Center, violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Sam …

Jan 29, 2012
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Chamber Society of Lincoln Center opens Harris series in Romantic style

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center opened its new Chicago …

Jan 29, 2012
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Muti returns with an elegant and electrifying “Carmina Burana”

To add to the hoopla of Riccardo Muti’s return to the …

Jan 27, 2012
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Critic’s Choice

There’s plenty of high-profile events to choose from this weekend: Riccardo …

Jan 26, 2012
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Pacifica Quartet, Osorio prove eloquent collaborators in Romantic program

As the University of Chicago’s resident performing ensemble, the Pacifica Quartet …

Jan 23, 2012
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Dutoit, Royal Philharmonic show impressive fire and flair

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra stopped at Symphony Center Sunday afternoon, the …

Jan 23, 2012
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Giordani and a worthy cast belatedly ignite Lyric Opera’s “Aida”

Without trying too hard, one can think of any number of …

Jan 22, 2012
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Critic’s Choice

The Austrian team of conductor Manfred Honeck and pianist Till Fellner …

Jan 20, 2012
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