Archive for February, 2018

With the CSO’s return, Eschenbach leads youthful music of Chopin and Mendelssohn

While pianist David Fray is not quite the fixture in the …

Feb 23, 2018
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Critic’s Choice

In recent seasons Music of the Baroque has offered some choice …

Feb 20, 2018
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Prégardien, Drake deliver rare artistry at Mandel Hall

Those hankering for the rare opportunity to hear Christoph Prégardien on …

Feb 19, 2018
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Lyric Opera is back in the Mozart high life with a delightful “Così fan tutte”

One entered the opera house Saturday night for opening night of …

Feb 18, 2018
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100 metronomes can’t be wrong, but Cerrone premiere impresses most in Ligeti program

The penultimate program of the György Ligeti festival in this season’s …

Feb 17, 2018
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Love hurts in rare Newberry Consort misfire with Héloïse and Abélard program

 The current Newberry Consort season might well have been inspired by …

Feb 17, 2018
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Critic’s Choice

The Newberry Consort has come up with a typically thoughtful concept …

Feb 15, 2018
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Tenor Prégardien to light a path through Schubert’s darkest lieder

Christoph Prégardien is on a rare American tour, which will bring …

Feb 13, 2018
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COT scores with the unsettling, darkly brilliant “Elizabeth Cree”

If asked where all the great opera composers are today, one …

Feb 11, 2018
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Pianist Choi brings illumination to IPO’s blackout night

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s first concert of 2018 was entitled “Expect …

Feb 11, 2018
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