Archive for August, 2012

Spektral Quartet serves up a bracing season sampler

The kids are all right. And that’s encouraging news for anyone …

Aug 30, 2012
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Critic’s Choice

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra doesn’t open for three weeks and the …

Aug 28, 2012
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Pianist Barnatan delivers revelatory Schubert at Ravinia

Having attended Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute from 2000-03 and having appeared …

Aug 27, 2012
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Rachel Barton Pine brings bravura fire and scholarly depth to Ravinia recital

A tireless musician with a commitment to all aspects of her …

Aug 24, 2012
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American opera to shine at COT with Mellon grant

American opera has been missing in action on local stages in …

Aug 22, 2012
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Grant Park Festival wraps season with compelling account of Dvořák’s “Spectre’s Bride”

The Grant Park Music Festival seems to be cornering the market …

Aug 18, 2012
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Ravinia’s intimate staging proves ideal for Mozart’s “Idomeneo”

A major highlight of James Conlon’s eight-year tenure as the Ravinia …

Aug 18, 2012
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Ravinia’s “Magic Flute” proves a musical triumph

The Ravinia Festival, summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, is …

Aug 17, 2012
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Ryan Center singers display impressive artistry at Grant Park

The Grant Park Music Festival’s annual collaboration with singers of the …

Aug 16, 2012
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Kiri shows she still has the lovely voice and great artistry at Ravinia

The vocal recital is practically extinct in downtown Chicago, but give …

Aug 15, 2012
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