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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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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