Archive for February, 2013

Critic’s Choice

For the second and final week of his Chicago Symphony Orchestra …

Feb 28, 2013
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Lewis’s Schubert cycle to reach summit with three final sonatas

Paul Lewis did not enjoy prodigy-like acclaim as a young musician. …

Feb 27, 2013
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Ferris Chorale presents the American premiere of Grayston Ives’ powerful Requiem

Two years in the making, the William Ferris Chorale’s “Sacred & …

Feb 27, 2013
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Three inspiring debuts lift Lyric Opera’s “Rigoletto” out of the routine

What a bleak, godless and unforgiving landscape Rigoletto inhabits. Rape is …

Feb 26, 2013
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Clyne’s new work proves the highlight of MusicNOW program

Monday evening’s MusicNow concert at the Harris Theater was short and …

Feb 26, 2013
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COT opens season with a mixed Chicago debut for Glass’s “Usher”

“You know that good luck saying about opening night?” asked Andreas …

Feb 24, 2013
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Winning Haydn in plain sight with Kraemer, Music of the Baroque

The weather is lousy. The plumbing needs emergency repairs. The women …

Feb 23, 2013
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KLR Trio bridges three centuries of music with a tour de force performance at Mandel Hall

The Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Trio is in the enviable position of …

Feb 23, 2013
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Stellar orchestral playing, uneven vocalism in CSO’s mixed “Tristan”

If there were more moments like John Relyea’s sonorous, deeply expressive …

Feb 22, 2013
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No Glass ceiling for American opera; COT to open Mitisek era with “Usher” premiere

Quick, which local opera company is opening a three-year survey of …

Feb 20, 2013
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