Archive for February, 2016

Hvorostovsky’s artistry casts a spell at Lyric Opera recital

The news couldn’t have been better for the opera lovers who …

Feb 27, 2016
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Salonen, Ma and CSO deliver 20th-century sound and fury

Yo-Yo Ma, of course, is the main draw for many in …

Feb 26, 2016
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UC’s Contempo series to take a more European look under Marta Ptaszynska

For the first few decades of its existence, Contempo was pretty …

Feb 24, 2016
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Singers fail to reach the heights in Lyric Opera’s “Roméo et Juliette”

For its final opera production of the season, Lyric Opera has …

Feb 23, 2016
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Jackiw’s solo playing is the highlight in uneven Illinois Philharmonic concert

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra performed a concert of Austrian and Russian …

Feb 21, 2016
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Honeck and CSO deliver an explosive Tchaikovsky Sixth

Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians and audiences alike were no doubt disappointed …

Feb 19, 2016
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Shaham joins the Knights for lively program at Harris Theater

Faced with brutal competition for dwindling audience dollars, each new generation …

Feb 19, 2016
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Chicago Opera Theater gets $800,000 MacArthur grant

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded $800,000 …

Feb 19, 2016
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Critic’s Choice

Though it happened, unfortunately, as a result of Riccardo Muti’s mystery …

Feb 17, 2016
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Chamber Music Society serves up rewarding program of piano trios

For the middle event of its five-concert Chicago season, the Chamber …

Feb 17, 2016
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