Archive for June, 2016

From Mozart to Martinů, Christopher Bell relishes the versatility of the Grant Park Chorus

In a city generously stocked with fine choral groups, Chicago’s 110-voice …

Jun 30, 2016
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A Russian rarity and impressive debut highlight Grant Park concert

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov has maintained a presence in the concert hall almost …

Jun 30, 2016
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Juilliard Quartet notches another bow passing at Ravinia

The venerable Juilliard Quartet has endured over a dozen personnel changes …

Jun 28, 2016
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CSO goes back to the future, appointing Alex Klein principal oboe

Meet the new principal oboe. Same as the old principal oboe.…

Jun 25, 2016
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Despite distractions, Kalmar and Grant Park Orchestra deliver a strong Mahler Sixth

It took four decades for Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 to …

Jun 25, 2016
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Muti, CSO close anniversary season with majestic Bruckner

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 125th anniversary season is drawing to a …

Jun 24, 2016
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Torke’s engaging “Book of Proverbs” gets Grant Park season on track

After a somewhat rough-edged opening night, the Grant Park Music Festival …

Jun 18, 2016
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A somber tribute, then Beethoven and Brahms from Muti, CSO

It’s a sign of the times that Riccardo Muti’s weeks in …

Jun 17, 2016
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Kalmar, Grant Park Orchestra open summer concert season in worthy style

It’s usually rain that threatens the opening night of the Grant …

Jun 15, 2016
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Crisis averted: Grant Park Music Festival will open as scheduled

The shortest musicians strike in Chicago history is over.

Less than …

Jun 14, 2016
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