Archive for January, 2013

Critic’s Choice

Steven Isserlis’s Chicago appearances have been infrequent in recent years but …

Jan 31, 2013
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Back to Brahms: Steven Isserlis to revisit a favorite and explore new works at Mandel Hall

In 1984, a 25-year-old cellist named Steven Isserlis recorded his first …

Jan 28, 2013
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Feltsman’s stylish edge provides the high point in MOB’s mixed evening of Mozart

Vladimir Feltsman is one of those rare musicians who seems able …

Jan 26, 2013
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Brooklyn Rider pushes the genre boundaries in wide-roving program

A freshly refurbished and acoustically enhanced Mandel Hall hosted the string …

Jan 26, 2013
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Fleming and Graham team up for a beguiling homage to La belle époque

It’s hard to conceive of a more natural vocal partnership than …

Jan 25, 2013
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Critic’s Choice

The envelope-pushing string quartet Brooklyn Rider comes to Mandel Hall Friday …

Jan 23, 2013
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Rough edges and hapless direction detract from worthy vocal moments in Lyric Opera’s “Bohème”

It was even easier to empathize with the impoverished young artists …

Jan 22, 2013
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Lortie program offers a pianist’s illuminating afternoon at the opera

The French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie treated the Symphony Center audience to …

Jan 21, 2013
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Muti surgery successful, says CSO

Riccardo Muti sailed through his surgery Monday morning for an inguinal …

Jan 21, 2013
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Danzmayr, Illinois Philharmonic serve up a worthy seafaring program

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra offers a choice perspective of the opportunities …

Jan 20, 2013
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