Archive for November, 2012

Elder and CSO ignite in luminous Dvořák and fiery Shostakovich

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has the luxury of enjoying regular visits …

Nov 30, 2012
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Muti’s CSO salary over $2 million last year

Riccardo Muti earned over $2 million in 2011, his first year …

Nov 29, 2012
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Anaphora offers an engaging survey of music by Chicago composers

Anaphora was formed in 2008 as an ensemble dedicated to the …

Nov 27, 2012
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Lyric Opera serves up a delightful “Don Pasquale”

It’s not difficult to figure out why Don Pasquale is receiving …

Nov 25, 2012
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Music of the Baroque presents a varied and engaging Bach program

Given Johann Sebastian Bach’s towering presence in the baroque world, any …

Nov 20, 2012
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La Jolla Quartet offers a pleasing program at Mandel Hall

Exceptional playing at the service of some unusual chamber pieces highlighted …

Nov 18, 2012
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Chicago Chorale delivers transcendent performance of Russian rarity

Rodion Shchedrin is known, if at all these days, for antic …

Nov 17, 2012
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Lyric Opera chorus master quits

Martin Wright, chorus master of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, has …

Nov 17, 2012
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Dal Niente showcases Israeli composer’s eruptive music

Evanston was the place to be for contemporary music fans over …

Nov 17, 2012
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Cage Festival opens with chiseled and luminous piano and choral works

Maybe it’s an exaggeration to say that if composer John Cage …

Nov 16, 2012
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