Archive for June, 2015

Juilliard Quartet shows trademark vigor and intensity at Ravinia

Longtime admirers of the venerable Juilliard Quartet can be forgiven for …

Jun 30, 2015
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A stormy yet brilliant birth for MacMillan premiere at Grant Park

“You are troupers,” said Carlos Kalmar to the rain-drenched audience at …

Jun 27, 2015
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Diaz provides sterling advocacy in belated Walton premiere at Grant Park

In eight decades of adventurous programming, there are not many works …

Jun 25, 2015
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Grant Park Music Festival scrambles due to visa problem; Levine to return to Ravinia in 2016

*A government computer breakdown has necessitated some scrambling by the Grant …

Jun 24, 2015
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Weather chills, but performances warm up Grant Park Music Festival

So much for global warming.

The Grant Park Music Festival audience …

Jun 20, 2015
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Muti, CSO wrap the season in style with Tchaikovsky, Bates premiere and “Chelsea Dagger”

Let it be said that while the main works on Thursday …

Jun 19, 2015
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Chicago Opera Theater retrenchment raises questions

The murmurs about the fiscal shape of Chicago’s number two opera …

Jun 18, 2015
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Sun finally smiles on a Grant Park Music Festival opening night

You have to wonder why the weather gods seem to have …

Jun 18, 2015
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Critic’s Choice

In just ten weeks every summer, the Grant Park Music Festival …

Jun 17, 2015
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Bunch premiere to highlight opening week of Grant Park Music Festival

The Grant Park Music Festival is getting right down to business …

Jun 15, 2015
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