Archive for October, 2017

“Play Like Crazy!”: Ligeti series kicks off Friday at UC Presents

In everyone’s life comes a metaphorical gateway drug, something that expands …

Oct 17, 2017
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Gardiner and colleagues wrap Monteverdi series with the cynical, glorious “Poppea”

Even those who have been reveling in the past week’s Monteverdi …

Oct 16, 2017
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Chicago Philharmonic celebrates ancient inspirations from Orff to Theofanidis

Since taking the reins of the Chicago Philharmonic four years ago, …

Oct 16, 2017
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Illinois Philharmonic opens 40th anniversay season with a new conductor and new home

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra launched its 40th anniversary season with two …

Oct 15, 2017
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Gardiner’s Monteverdi cycle continues with a noble and comical “Ulisse”

Of Claudio Monteverdi’s three surviving operas, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria …

Oct 14, 2017
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Monteverdi to the max: Harris Theater kicks off rare opera cycle with a captivating, revelatory “L’Orfeo”

Monteverdi madness has begun.

The Harris Theater opened its season Thursday …

Oct 13, 2017
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Critic’s Choice

Has there ever been a richer early-opera start to the music …

Oct 10, 2017
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Feola, Polenzani soar in Lyric Opera’s “Rigoletto”

The world of Giuseppe Verdi–Falstaff and Un giorno di regno apart–is …

Oct 08, 2017
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UC Presents opens season with a musical night at a 17th-century pub

The Norwegian baroque ensemble Barokksolistene kicked off the University of Chicago …

Oct 07, 2017
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A glorious French rediscovery from CSO and a veteran musician’s adieu

Alain Altinoglu made an impressive return to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra …

Oct 06, 2017
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