Archive for April, 2013

Final Beethoven sonata forms centerpiece of memorable Kissin recital

It was piano Nirvana over the weekend with Symphony Center playing …

Apr 29, 2013
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Ars Viva closes Sibelius cycle with a thrilling Second Symphony

In brief remarks before the second half of Sunday’s concert, music …

Apr 29, 2013
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Muti and CSO strike sparks with Schumann

Lest anyone think that Riccardo Muti is not having a good …

Apr 26, 2013
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COT’s revamped “Maria” makes for brilliant and audacious theater

One has to start with the fact that as an opera, …

Apr 25, 2013
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CCM pays homage to John Corigliano at 75 with wide-ranging program

Chicago Chamber Musicians has been one of the city’s premier chamber …

Apr 25, 2013
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Critic’s Choice

Two great pianists of different generations are coming to Chicago this …

Apr 24, 2013
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Babayan brings new luster to “Goldberg Variations” at Bach Week Festival

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Bach Week Festival is stretching across a …

Apr 22, 2013
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Chicago Philharmonic, sans conductor, finds substance in lightish Scandinavian program

Technically assured and impressively cohesive, a conductorless Chicago Philharmonic served up …

Apr 22, 2013
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Muti artfully draws parallels between late Mozart and middle Beethoven

After the previous week’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra performances of the Bach …

Apr 21, 2013
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Trumpeter Balsom shines brightly in gleaming Baroque program at UC

After a week that began with the horrific bombing at the …

Apr 20, 2013
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