Archive for 2016

Top Ten Performances of 2016

1. Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti: Verdi’s Falstaff

Even with …

Dec 23, 2016
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January 19

Harris Theater Presents
Beyond the Aria
Christiane Karg, soprano, Adam Plachetka, …

Dec 23, 2016
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Feldman’s spare, searching music illuminates a frigid night

For all of the enterprising new-music groups in Chicago, there remain …

Dec 19, 2016
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On a snowy night, Music of the Baroque sings the Christmas season

One could hardly have set the scene more evocatively for Music …

Dec 17, 2016
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MTT, CSO wrap the year in style with Russian-French program

Among the most welcome of regular Chicago Symphony Orchestra podium guests …

Dec 16, 2016
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Critic’s Choice

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is wrapping 2016 with a Russian-French program …

Dec 14, 2016
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French goes out on a high holiday note with William Ferris Chorale

It was the end of an era Sunday afternoon when Paul …

Dec 12, 2016
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Superb cast supplies the magic in Lyric Opera’s suburban 60s’ “Magic Flute”

When Lyric Opera of Chicago premiered the August Everding-Jörg Zimmermann production …

Dec 11, 2016
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Sensational singing wins out over campy theatrics in DiDonato’s “harmony” program

As audience members entered the Harris Theater Friday night for Joyce …

Dec 10, 2016
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Neeme Järvi makes a rewarding return to CSO

Neeme Järvi made his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut in 1985 and …

Dec 09, 2016
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