Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor charts his own adventurous musical path

In classical music, talk of musical “prodigies” can be loaded. On …

Feb 16, 2017
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Critic’s Choice

For all his popularity, performances of Felix Mendelssohn’s music tend to …

Feb 08, 2017
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Marking 15 years, Welser-Möst is in a good place with Cleveland Orchestra

The last time the Cleveland Orchestra visited Chicago was 2002, in …

Jan 19, 2017
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Change is in the air with Imani Winds set to make their UC debut

If gigs and glory in chamber music are what a classically …

Jan 15, 2017
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Critic’s Choice

With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on an extended European tour this …

Jan 10, 2017
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Top Ten Performances of 2016

1. Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti: Verdi’s Falstaff

Even with …

Dec 23, 2016
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Critic’s Choice

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is wrapping 2016 with a Russian-French program …

Dec 14, 2016
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Inaugural Ear Taxi Festival to hit cruising speed for new music

This musical spectacular has been a long time coming.

The Ear …

Oct 03, 2016
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The play’s the thing for Lyric Opera’s much-anticipated “Rheingold”

An object of great expectations and anticipation whenever it is performed, …

Sep 26, 2016
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Critic’s Choice for the 2016-17 season

[Note: Rather than the exhaustive (and exhausting) Season Preview of past …

Sep 12, 2016
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