Archive for August, 2015

Slack final concert leaves Grant Park Music Festival outside the gates of Elgar’s “Kingdom”

One had great expectations for the Grant Park Music Festival’s final …

Aug 22, 2015
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Ehnes’ elegant Beethoven highlights Grant Park program

Of all the great concertos written for violin, Beethoven’s sole entry …

Aug 20, 2015
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Conlon closes his Ravinia decade with a grand and dramatic “Dutchman”

On Saturday evening, James Conlon conducted the final concert of his …

Aug 16, 2015
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Kalmar, Paremski and Grant Park Orchestra take flight with life stories

A pair of contrasted autobiographical works made up the main part …

Aug 15, 2015
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Anthony McGill to perform American Music Project premiere in Chicago

Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, will join …

Aug 14, 2015
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Bronfman ignites a Prokofiev storm at Ravinia

In Chicago, one tends to associate Yefim Bronfman with music of …

Aug 12, 2015
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Mattila brings an operatic dimension to song recital at Ravinia

The audience was clearly happy to see Karita Mattila Monday night …

Aug 11, 2015
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Music of Adams and Haydn makes a lakefront summer highlight

If there were an award for clever classical programming in Chicago, …

Aug 08, 2015
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Kalmar returns to Grant Park with spirited Mozart and two American symphonies

It was such a sublimely beautiful evening on Chicago’s lakefront Wednesday–80 …

Aug 06, 2015
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Lugansky shows mastery at Ravinia with exquisite Schubert and Grieg

Nikolai Lugansky took the stage at Ravinia’s Martin Theatre Tuesday night …

Aug 05, 2015
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