Archive for August, 2014

Conlon re-ups for a final Ravinia season; Orion Ensemble violist departs

James Conlon chose not to renew his contract as music director …

Aug 27, 2014
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Dawn Upshaw and The Knights offer a worthy and eclectic evening at Ravinia

The Knights returned to Ravinia’s Martin Theater for their fifth season …

Aug 21, 2014
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Ravinia’s intimate Mozart magic remains with Conlon’s well-cast “Figaro”

One may have thought that the novelty had worn off for …

Aug 16, 2014
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Kalmar, Grant Park Orchestra wrap 80th season with resounding Ravel and a Bolcom premiere

After a summer that began with several rain-drenched concerts, the Grant …

Aug 16, 2014
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Conlon restores a welcome intimacy to “Don Giovanni” at Ravinia

James Conlon has made performing Mozart operas with members of the …

Aug 15, 2014
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Grant Park leads off final week with Bolcom’s “Cabaret Songs”

In addition to presenting the most varied and intriguing orchestral programs …

Aug 14, 2014
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Takács Quartet in tune with Janáček and Barber at Ravinia

The Takács String Quartet returned to the Ravinia Festival’s Martin Theatre …

Aug 13, 2014
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Grant Park Music Festival to wrap season with Bill Bolcom premiere

As the musical organization in Chicago most committed to works of …

Aug 11, 2014
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Grant Park’s “Northern Lights” premiere proves less than the sum of its multimedia parts

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who …

Aug 09, 2014
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Spektral Quartet pushes the envelope with an adventurous season lineup

The Spektral Quartet has lined up a characteristically adventurous season for …

Aug 08, 2014
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