Archive for 2015

The Top Ten Performances of 2015

1. Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Debussy’s Pelleas et …

Dec 23, 2015
at 5:17 pm
2 Comments

Anonymous 4 rings down the curtain with a final holiday concert

When four female singers gathered in New York in 1986 for …

Dec 21, 2015
at 3:58 pm
No Comments

With a conductor sub, Music of the Baroque makes its joyous seasonal sound 

The holiday brass and choral show must go on. 

During rehearsals …

Dec 19, 2015
at 11:15 am
No Comments

Conlon wraps CSO’s year with a program of choice rarities

Four rarities were on tap for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s final …

Dec 18, 2015
at 1:34 pm
No Comments

Bracing Bach fit for the season from Chamber Music Society

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center offered its third annual …

Dec 18, 2015
at 11:50 am
No Comments

Labadie returns to CSO with a stylish and spirited “Messiah”

With its seasonal message of spiritual joy, goodwill and solace, Handel’s …

Dec 11, 2015
at 1:26 pm
No Comments

Cabell brings romantic spark and vocal gleam to Lyric’s “Merry Widow”

The glamorous diva Renée Fleming has exited the environs of the …

Dec 10, 2015
at 11:05 am
No Comments

Despite compelling music, muddled scenario proves fatal to Lyric Opera’s “Bel Canto”

Anthony Freud’s favorite adjective for his model of a modern major …

Dec 08, 2015
at 3:23 pm
9 Comments

Successful Ferko premiere sparks Ferris Chorale’s Christmas program

Choral concerts abound in Chicago during the holiday season but few …

Dec 07, 2015
at 3:49 pm
No Comments

Guerrilla theater: Current events make Lyric Opera’s “Bel Canto” a timely premiere

It is a young composer’s first opera, a playwright’s first libretto, …

Dec 05, 2015
at 1:45 pm
No Comments