Archive for February, 2014

Quirky mix of Stravinsky and Ravel makes for another winningly offbeat CSO program

The second and final week of the substantially Stravinsky programs planned …

Feb 28, 2014
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Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky to tackle Farinelli arias at Mandel Hall

Countertenors may not be taking over the operatic universe, but their …

Feb 25, 2014
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Rembrandt Chamber Players offer a vibrant program, suited to the Dreihaus Museum

A sizable audience gathered Monday night in the third-floor performance space …

Feb 25, 2014
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Music of the Baroque’s March 3 Harris date moved to April 21

Music of the Baroque has rescheduled next Monday’s Bach and Handel …

Feb 25, 2014
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Temirkanov, St. Petersburg Philharmonic prove Russian to the core

Russia’s most storied ensemble returned to Chicago on Sunday afternoon, and …

Feb 24, 2014
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Lyric’s dark and unfocused “Rusalka” fails to touch the heart

The saw that one shouldn’t judge a performance by its opening …

Feb 24, 2014
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Ma and Ax team up for a memorable evening of Brahms

Rewarding as Thursday night’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra program was spotlighting Stravinsky …

Feb 22, 2014
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Third Coast Percussion delivers powerful Thomas premiere at Logan Center

It must have been heartening for contemporary music aficionados to see …

Feb 22, 2014
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Clarinetist Williamson to return to CSO

Stephen Williamson, who left the Chicago Symphony Orchestra after two seasons …

Feb 21, 2014
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Even with an absent Boulez, his offbeat, mostly Stravinsky CSO program provides rewards

The absence of Pierre Boulez from his scheduled two weeks of …

Feb 21, 2014
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