Archive for May, 2016

Critic’s Choice

Next year will mark the 150th birthday anniversary of Amy Beach. …

May 31, 2016
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As pianist and composer, Hamelin delivers a distinctive program with panache

Marc-Andre Hamelin returned to Orchestra Hall last week to present a …

May 29, 2016
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Even with Weilerstein’s strong advocacy, static Dusapin premiere disappoints

By rights the 125th anniversary season of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra …

May 27, 2016
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Music of the Baroque wraps season with a bittersweet concerto feast

Music of the Baroque closed its season Monday night at the …

May 24, 2016
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Too much Lang Lang and too little Prokofiev in superstar pianist’s return to CSO

Of all the works given their world premiere by the Chicago …

May 22, 2016
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Chicago Fringe Opera delivers a powerful staging of Glass’s “Penal Colony”

It’s a heartening development, as well as a testament to the …

May 21, 2016
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Contempo showcases bracing new works by young composers

 Contempo, the University of Chicago’s durable new-music series, did again what …

May 21, 2016
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Dutoit, CSO take flight with full-feathered “Firebird”

For the second and final week of his Chicago Symphony Orchestra …

May 20, 2016
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Brewer and colleagues close “Beyond the Aria” in enjoyable fashion

When a concert opens with Christine Brewer singing “Dich teure Halle,” …

May 18, 2016
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Critic’s Choice

Lang Lang may be the marquee bait this week for his …

May 17, 2016
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