Archive for December, 2014

Top Ten Performances of 2014

1. Mozart: Don Giovanni–Lyric Opera of Chicago.

The Lyric Opera of …

Dec 23, 2014
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Gray finds fifty shades of Christmas in MOB’s holiday program

Amid the snowflake-like abundance of seasonal concert offerings, one can always …

Dec 20, 2014
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Light Opera Works serves up a stylish and exuberant “Merry Widow”

It’s probably safe to assume that not many Chicagoans are planning …

Dec 20, 2014
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Cynthia Yeh’s solo tour de force ends the CSO’s year with bells ringing

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is closing the year on a high …

Dec 19, 2014
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Geoffrey Gordon is second composer commissioned by the American Music Project

A Clarinet Quintet by Geoffrey Gordon is the second work commissioned …

Dec 16, 2014
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Ferris Chorale returns “home” for the holidays with rewarding Christmas program

The weather may have been unseasonably mild for December, but the …

Dec 14, 2014
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Honeck ignites CSO with fiery and revelatory Beethoven

Yes, “revelatory Beethoven” sounds like an oxymoron. After two centuries and …

Dec 12, 2014
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Conductor Manfred Honeck searches for a vital blend of the scholarly and spiritual

The first thing Manfred Honeck asks about is the weather in …

Dec 10, 2014
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Fourth Symphony provides the highlight in Ars Viva’s Beethoven program

On Sunday afternoon the Ars Viva Orchestra under music director Alan …

Dec 09, 2014
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Oboist Izotov leaving CSO for San Francisco Symphony

Eugene Izotov is leaving his post as principal oboe of the …

Dec 08, 2014
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