Archive for October, 2016

Mazzoli’s “Uproar” makes noise with impressive music, charismatic singer at Chicago Fringe Opera

Chicago is currently awash in debut operas by major young composers …

Oct 31, 2016
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Danish Quartet brings an introspective program to Mandel Hall

The University of Chicago Present series continued Friday evening with the …

Oct 29, 2016
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With a pair of debuts, a mixed night out for CSO

With Chicago taking a night off from a certain sporting event …

Oct 28, 2016
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Critic’s Choice

This week’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts offer a bracing program with …

Oct 27, 2016
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Graham replaces Koch in Lyric “Troyens”; CSO reports another deficit year

Lyric Opera has a new Dido.

Sophie Koch has withdrawn from …

Oct 27, 2016
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Music of the Baroque opens season with a rare Handel “Feast” 

Handel was nothing if not a practical businessman. When the taste …

Oct 25, 2016
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Muhly’s “Dark Sisters” receives powerful Chicago premiere from Third Eye Theatre Ensemble

You really have to give it to Third Eye Theatre Ensemble. …

Oct 22, 2016
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Newberry Consort opens 30th season with delightful “stage jigs”

Friday night in Ruggles Hall the Newberry Library hosted the opening …

Oct 22, 2016
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Lyric Opera renews Anthony Freud contract through 2021

With the Lyric Opera of Chicago enjoying acclaim for its opening …

Oct 21, 2016
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Conductor Afkham strikes sparks with CSO, Ax in impressive debut

The 2016-17 season will see five young conductors make their Chicago …

Oct 21, 2016
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