Critic’s Choice

The waning weeks of the current music season are marking the…

May 27, 2015
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Chicago Composers Orchestra closes season in bittersweet fashion with Arvo Pӓrt and three premieres

Imagine if there was an orchestra in Chicago that performed exclusively…

May 24, 2015
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Northwestern serves up enjoyable G&S rarity with “Ruddigore”

The lesser-known but top quality Gilbert and Sullivan operetta Ruddigore received…

May 22, 2015
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CSO closes French festival with rafter-raising Messiaen

At about the 70-minute mark amid the swirling cacophony of Olivier…

May 22, 2015
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Liebermann premiere makes strong impact with Emerson Quartet

In addition to serving as downtown base for Music of the…

May 21, 2015
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Music of the Baroque wraps season powerfully with war-inspired works

War closed Music of the Baroque’s season Monday night at the…

May 19, 2015
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Heatherington, Ars Viva go out on top with stirring final concert

It was a bittersweet occasion, but, as always with Alan Heatherington…

May 18, 2015
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Yo-Yo Ma and CSO members offer diverting range of French chamber works

After orchestral, operatic, and solo piano programs, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s…

May 18, 2015
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Salonen, CSO and stellar cast deliver a haunting and memorable “Pelléas”

“If I was God,” says the aged Arkel near the end…

May 15, 2015
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Aggressive virtuosity and fitful poetry in Lang Lang’s return to Lyric Opera

Following its regular opera season, another mariachi musical, and Rodgers and…

May 10, 2015
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