CSO’s new bicoastal composers find common musical ground

Elizabeth Ogonek and Samuel Adams, the Chicago Symphony’s new composers-in-residence, seem …

Nov 17, 2015
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Cellist Joshua Roman set to premiere his new concerto with Illinois Philharmonic

When Antonín Dvořák began work on the cello concerto that would …

Oct 12, 2015
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Lyric Opera team anticipates a joyous opening with new production of “Figaro”

Barbara Gaines’ first venture into directing opera was Verdi’s Macbeth, which …

Sep 22, 2015
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A new opera, Philip Glass and a CSO “Falstaff” are among the riches in Chicago’s music season

After this meteorologically varied summer, it’s hard to believe that the 2015-16 …

Sep 01, 2015
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Europe-bound, James Conlon departs Ravinia after 11 years with no regrets

James Conlon certainly fits the profile of the jet-setting modern maestro. …

Jul 20, 2015
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Bunch premiere to highlight opening week of Grant Park Music Festival

The Grant Park Music Festival is getting right down to business …

Jun 15, 2015
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Requiem for a great friend who also happened to be a great composer

When I moved from Chicago to take up a new job …

Mar 28, 2015
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After a long exile, Weinberg’s “Passenger” to arrive at Lyric Opera

The spark came unexpectedly.

It was a sunny summer’s day in …

Feb 18, 2015
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Critic’s Choice


Feast or famine.

For those of us who bewail the …

Feb 17, 2015
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“Bel Canto” premiere, “Wozzeck” and Fleming’s “Merry Widow’ on tap for Lyric Opera in 2015-16

The Lyric Opera of Chicago will enter its seventh decade with …

Feb 09, 2015
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