Archive for 2018

October 22

MusicNOW
Cliff Colnot, conductor
Stephanie Jeong, violinist
Moore: Synaesthesia Suite
Greenstein: …

Oct 21, 2018
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Simone Porter’s ravishing Korngold highlights Illinois Philharmonic opener

Having a dynamic and ambitious young music director guiding its artistic …

Oct 21, 2018
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A powerful premiere and a great American symphony from Alsop, CSO

This week’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra program led by Marin Alsop has …

Oct 20, 2018
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Rowdy and wry, “Will Kemp” returns to Newberry Consort

Steven Player has become something of a fall fixture in Chicago’s …

Oct 20, 2018
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An inspired cast brings out the human drama in Lyric Opera’s “Idomeneo”

Let’s be honest: Idomeneo really should not work at all.

The …

Oct 19, 2018
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At a career height, Matthew Polenzani is still looking for new paths to explore

“Are you kidding me?”

Matthew Polenzani’s answer is instantaneous and heartfelt. …

Oct 16, 2018
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Lyric management is short-term winner with new musicians contract

Lyric Opera musicians voted to accept the company’s contract offer after …

Oct 16, 2018
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Composer Missy Mazzoli hopes to bring new voices to MusicNOW

By any measure, 2018 is already a banner year for American …

Oct 14, 2018
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Lyric Opera, striking musicians reach agreement

The Lyric Opera of Chicago and the musicians of the Lyric …

Oct 13, 2018
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Takács Quartet open UC Presents season with supreme artistry

When the great chamber groups play, every composer seems like their …

Oct 13, 2018
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