Performances

Scant musical invention in COT’s “Invention of Morel”

First, credit where credit is due. It took over four decades …

Feb 19, 2017
at 3:32 pm
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French soprano makes a worthy Chicago debut in Mandel Hall recital

Compared to New York, Chicago continues to languish in its paucity …

Feb 18, 2017
at 2:40 pm
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Muti and CSO are back and in peak form with Rossini, Mendelssohn

Following what was by all accounts a highly successful European tour …

Feb 17, 2017
at 1:27 pm
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Mendelssohn’s music shines anew with Chamber Music Society

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returned to Chicago Monday …

Feb 14, 2017
at 3:02 pm
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Chicago Philharmonic tees up an enjoyable game of musical pairs

The Chicago Philharmonic under music director Scott Speck marked their debut …

Feb 13, 2017
at 7:30 pm
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Inept direction, miscast mezzo plunge a knife into Lyric Opera’s lightweight “Carmen”

You knew it was going to be a long night at …

Feb 12, 2017
at 6:32 pm
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Uneven conducting, soaring vocalism in CSO’s Baroque program

Violinist Fabio Biondi and mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux served as guides on …

Feb 10, 2017
at 10:09 am
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Budapest Festival Orchestra brings its sonic splendor to Orchestra Hall

The Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO) performed at Orchestra Hall Wednesday night …

Feb 09, 2017
at 9:35 am
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Bruckner Orchester Linz offers a populist program at the Harris Theater

Conductor Dennis Russell Davies brought his Bruckner Orchester Linz and vocalists …

Feb 04, 2017
at 1:16 pm
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Bramwell Tovey excels with colorful showpieces in downtown CSO debut

British conductor Bramwell Tovey made his Chicago Symphony Orchestra subscription debut …

Feb 04, 2017
at 10:21 am
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