Archive for September, 2013

Ars Viva opens season with smaller-scale yet mighty Bruckner

The epic musical canvasses of Anton Bruckner are regarded as the …

Sep 30, 2013
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A bloody magnificent “Macbeth”: Muti, singers, CSO and Chorus deliver a Verdi night to remember

Who needs sets or costumes?

The much-anticipated Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert …

Sep 29, 2013
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Critic’s Choice

If the rehearsals heard this week are any indication, the upcoming …

Sep 27, 2013
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The indefatigable Alan Heatherington adds a new vocation to his musical ministry

Alan Heatherington, one of Chicago’s leading conductors, readily admits that his …

Sep 24, 2013
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Orion Ensemble opens season admirably with early and late Brahms

For the first concert of their 21st season, the Orion Ensemble …

Sep 23, 2013
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COT’s disastrous Regie production burns Verdi and “Joan of Arc”

For Verdi aficionados, it was the best of weeks and the …

Sep 22, 2013
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Muti, CSO serve up yet more Verdi before the veal and vichyssoise

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra began its first week of the fall …

Sep 22, 2013
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Muti, CSO pop the seasonal cork with fizzing exuberance and weighty drama

Riccardo Muti officially began his fourth season as Chicago Symphony Orchestra …

Sep 20, 2013
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Baroque Band starts transitional season on mixed note

With apologies to Edward Bulwer-Lytton it really was a dark and …

Sep 19, 2013
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Muti talks Verdi: Conductor to lead off fourth CSO season with a very Verdi month

One can never accuse Riccardo Muti of false enthusiasm, not least …

Sep 18, 2013
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