Archive for February, 2017

Kraemer, MOB explore orchestral origins with elan

With an all-Handel concert, Bach family-focused program, holiday extravaganza, and Mozart …

Feb 28, 2017
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Lyric Opera wraps the season with a compelling, visually striking “Onegin”

With the soothing regularity of presidential tweets, the weather in Chicago …

Feb 27, 2017
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Civitas Ensemble excels in American program  

The Civitas Ensemble presented an engaging survey of 20th-century American works …

Feb 27, 2017
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Multimedia misfire at Mandel Hall with Rushdie, American Quartet

The University of Chicago Presents hosted the American String Quartet with …

Feb 25, 2017
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Prokofiev’s “Ivan the Terrible” proves a magnificent discovery in CSO premiere

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been engaged in a season-long celebration …

Feb 24, 2017
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March 25

Fifth House Ensemble
Stacy Garrop: And All Time
George Crumb: Voice …

Feb 23, 2017
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Critic’s Choice

The Lyric Opera is closing its season with Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, …

Feb 22, 2017
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Scant musical invention in COT’s “Invention of Morel”

First, credit where credit is due. It took over four decades …

Feb 19, 2017
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French soprano makes a worthy Chicago debut in Mandel Hall recital

Compared to New York, Chicago continues to languish in its paucity …

Feb 18, 2017
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Muti and CSO are back and in peak form with Rossini, Mendelssohn

Following what was by all accounts a highly successful European tour …

Feb 17, 2017
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