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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From Mozart to Martinů, Christopher Bell relishes the versatility of the Grant Park Chorus

In a city generously stocked with fine choral groups, Chicago’s 110-voice …

Jun 30, 2016
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UC’s Contempo series to take a more European look under Marta Ptaszynska

For the first few decades of its existence, Contempo was pretty …

Feb 24, 2016
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Critic’s Choice

Though it happened, unfortunately, as a result of Riccardo Muti’s mystery …

Feb 17, 2016
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Kronos Quartet to revisit horrors of Vietnam with “My Lai”

One August evening in 1972, David Harrington was listening to the …

Jan 27, 2016
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Pierre Boulez 1925-2016

Pierre Boulez, one of the most important figures in 20th century …

Jan 06, 2016
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The Top Ten Performances of 2015

1. Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Debussy’s Pelleas et …

Dec 23, 2015
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Guerrilla theater: Current events make Lyric Opera’s “Bel Canto” a timely premiere

It is a young composer’s first opera, a playwright’s first libretto, …

Dec 05, 2015
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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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