Performances

Music of the Baroque wraps season with a bittersweet concerto feast

Music of the Baroque closed its season Monday night at the …

May 24, 2016
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Too much Lang Lang and too little Prokofiev in superstar pianist’s return to CSO

Of all the works given their world premiere by the Chicago …

May 22, 2016
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Chicago Fringe Opera delivers a powerful staging of Glass’s “Penal Colony”

It’s a heartening development, as well as a testament to the …

May 21, 2016
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Contempo showcases bracing new works by young composers

 Contempo, the University of Chicago’s durable new-music series, did again what …

May 21, 2016
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Dutoit, CSO take flight with full-feathered “Firebird”

For the second and final week of his Chicago Symphony Orchestra …

May 20, 2016
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Brewer and colleagues close “Beyond the Aria” in enjoyable fashion

When a concert opens with Christine Brewer singing “Dich teure Halle,” …

May 18, 2016
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Dutoit leads CSO in vibrant Spanish program

France and Spain may not appear to be as culturally connected …

May 13, 2016
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MusicNOW sings the blues in Trapani’s powerful “Waterlines”

Since George Gershwin sat down at the piano in New York’s …

May 10, 2016
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Danzmayr leads Illinois Philharmonic in dramatic farewell concert

David Danzmayr is clearly a musician on a career fast track …

May 09, 2016
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Haymarket Opera scores big with imaginative “La Calisto”

Now in their fifth season of bringing historically informed productions of …

May 07, 2016
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