Archive for June, 2013

Fine singing lifts Chicago Folks Operetta’s enjoyable “Land of Smiles”

The Merry Widow may be Franz Lehár’s most beloved operetta but …

Jun 30, 2013
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Kalmar, Grant Park forces fete Britten in style with powerful “War Requiem”

On November 14, 1940, the city of Coventry was devastated by …

Jun 29, 2013
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Swedish clarinetist sparks a night of rarities at Grant Park Music Festival

So impressed was Carl Nielsen with the performance of his Wind …

Jun 27, 2013
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Longtime marketing chief to leave Lyric Opera

After a quarter-century running the marketing department at the Lyric Opera …

Jun 26, 2013
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Daniel Hope gives new life to composer’s updated Vivaldi

Sunday evening at Ravinia featured several new faces, with violinist Daniel …

Jun 24, 2013
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Peter Serkin offers a nuanced, idiosyncratic evening at Ravinia

For those of a certain age, Peter Serkin will always be …

Jun 22, 2013
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Despite surface shimmer, Chinese work provides mixed rewards at Grant Park Music Festival

Blending musical traditions can be risky business. Instruments like the Indian …

Jun 22, 2013
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Muti, CSO and chorus close season with inward spiritual program

Adventurous programming typically means spotlighting contemporary repertoire or obscure composers, but …

Jun 21, 2013
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Critic’s Choice

Riccardo Muti, Giuseppe Verdi and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra make an …

Jun 20, 2013
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The Singers provide glowing account of Rachmaninoff Vespers at Ravinia

Rather than the massive scale, sweeping drama or visceral intensity of …

Jun 19, 2013
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