Archive for November, 2015

Alsop’s belated CSO debut proves something to be thankful for

Two things made Friday night’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert notable. First, …

Nov 28, 2015
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Worlds collide, compellingly, in a new era for MusicNOW

The new season of MusicNOW, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s contemporary music …

Nov 24, 2015
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Chicago Chorale marks Arvo Pärt’s 80th with wide-ranging tribute

Arvo Pärt turned 80 this September and the sixty-voice Chicago Chorale, …

Nov 23, 2015
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Pianist’s sublime Rachmaninoff highlights Illinois Philharmonic program

On Saturday night, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra drew a sizable crowd …

Nov 22, 2015
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Bezuidenhout offers a revelatory fortepiano program at the Logan Center

The fortepiano, immediate parent of the modern piano is not an …

Nov 22, 2015
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Sparks are few in Zukerman’s CSO program

Triple-threat Pinchas Zukerman joined a reduced Chicago Symphony Orchestra Thursday night …

Nov 20, 2015
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CSO’s new bicoastal composers find common musical ground

Elizabeth Ogonek and Samuel Adams, the Chicago Symphony’s new composers-in-residence, seem …

Nov 17, 2015
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Chicago Philharmonic turns a corner with “Turning Points” program

Judging from the first concert of the Chicago Philharmonic’s new season …

Nov 16, 2015
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After a somber tribute, Lyric Opera serves up an elegant and exuberant “Merry Widow”

The horrific events that took place 24 hours earlier in Paris …

Nov 15, 2015
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Arcanto Quartet displays high-caliber artistry at Mandel Hall

              Attending the Arcanto Quartet’s performance at Mandel Hall Friday night after …

Nov 14, 2015
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