Archive for May, 2015

With questions ahead, Illinois Philharmonic closes season in eclectic fashion

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra opened its final concert of the season …

May 31, 2015
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Cantate Chicago shines a moving light on infinity

Cantate Chicago presented a program entitled “In View of Eternity” under …

May 30, 2015
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Clyne’s “Seamstress” could use more stitchwork in mixed CSO premiere

Contemporary music has not exactly been a hallmark of the Riccardo …

May 29, 2015
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20th-century works fare best in Orion Ensemble’s mixed season finale

The Orion Ensemble presented “Celebration,” their final program of the season, …

May 28, 2015
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Critic’s Choice

The waning weeks of the current music season are marking the …

May 27, 2015
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Chicago Composers Orchestra closes season in bittersweet fashion with Arvo Pӓrt and three premieres

Imagine if there was an orchestra in Chicago that performed exclusively …

May 24, 2015
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Northwestern serves up enjoyable G&S rarity with “Ruddigore”

The lesser-known but top quality Gilbert and Sullivan operetta Ruddigore received …

May 22, 2015
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CSO closes French festival with rafter-raising Messiaen

At about the 70-minute mark amid the swirling cacophony of Olivier …

May 22, 2015
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Liebermann premiere makes strong impact with Emerson Quartet

In addition to serving as downtown base for Music of the …

May 21, 2015
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Critic’s Choice

Arvo Pärt will turn 80 in September. The Estonian mystic’s music …

May 21, 2015
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