Performances

Ferris Chorale returns “home” for the holidays with rewarding Christmas program

The weather may have been unseasonably mild for December, but the…

Dec 14, 2014
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Honeck ignites CSO with fiery and revelatory Beethoven

Yes, “revelatory Beethoven” sounds like an oxymoron. After two centuries and…

Dec 12, 2014
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Fourth Symphony provides the highlight in Ars Viva’s Beethoven program

On Sunday afternoon the Ars Viva Orchestra under music director Alan…

Dec 09, 2014
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Lyric Opera’s uneven “Anna Bolena” lacks a sharp cutting edge

The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s opening performance of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena

Dec 07, 2014
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Metzmacher makes mixed impression in CSO’s Russian program

One could hardly have stage-managed the conclusion of Shostakovich’s Symphony No.…

Dec 05, 2014
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Grand Torino: Noseda, inspired cast and Italian musicians hit the bullseye in a thrilling “William Tell”

The Teatro Regio Torino is steeped in tradition. Founded in 1740,…

Dec 04, 2014
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Nothing sacred in Music of the Baroque’s routine “Christmas Oratorio”

Handel’s Messiah continues to be the most popular of classical holiday…

Dec 02, 2014
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Huydts premiere, Prokofiev fare best in varied Orion Ensemble program

Sunday night the Orion Ensemble presented their second season program at…

Nov 24, 2014
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Pianist Kozhukhin makes spellbinding Chicago debut at Mandel Hall

Denis Kozhukhin’s Chicago debut may not have been generous by the…

Nov 22, 2014
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CSO’s Brandenburgs make for a mixed bag of Bach

There were ample reasons to be mildly skeptical about the Chicago…

Nov 21, 2014
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