Archive for September, 2015

CSO musicians ratify contract, get 5% raise and no reduction in health benefits

Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians ratified a new three-year contract Tuesday that …

Sep 29, 2015
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CSO, musicians reach tentative agreement

Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians have reached a tentative agreement with CSO …

Sep 29, 2015
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Pleasures are few in Lyric Opera’s garish, charmless “Figaro”

One year ago, the Lyric Opera opened their season with an …

Sep 27, 2015
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Harpist provides a highlight with CSO as the clock ticks on contract

After an opening week of galas and standard repertory, it would …

Sep 25, 2015
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Singers provide fleeting pleasures in COT’s revisionist “Lucio”

It’s often difficult to separate productions that refreshen and rejuvenate operas …

Sep 24, 2015
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Lyric Opera team anticipates a joyous opening with new production of “Figaro”

Barbara Gaines’ first venture into directing opera was Verdi’s Macbeth, which …

Sep 22, 2015
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With storm clouds on the horizon, CSO closes opening week with Italian flavor

There was clearly an attempt to create some light-hearted joie de …

Sep 20, 2015
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Muti, CSO open season with Italianate Mozart and incendiary Beethoven

Three years ago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike, prompting …

Sep 18, 2015
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CSO opening concert will go on tonight; contract talks continue

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening concert will take place tonight as …

Sep 17, 2015
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Critic’s Choice

The current contract of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians expired midnight …

Sep 15, 2015
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