Critic’s Choice

It’s been 15 years since the Cleveland Orchestra last visited Chicago. …

Jan 18, 2017
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Newberry Consort pays homage to the versatile Count von Wolkenstein

The Newberry Consort presented the second program of their 30th anniversary …

Jan 14, 2017
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Polenzani adds his outstanding vocalism to Lyric’s “Magic Flute”

Lyric Opera unveiled its new Magic Flute last month, replacing the …

Jan 12, 2017
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The Chicago Ensemble goes back to its Beethoven roots with mixed results

Gerald Rizzer launched The Chicago Ensemble with a marathon all-Beethoven program.…

Jan 11, 2017
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New Orford Quartet opens Winter Chamber Festival in admirable style

The Winter Chamber Music Festival opened its 2017 edition Sunday night …

Jan 09, 2017
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UC Presents opens 2017 with a delightful afternoon of lute music

Rare is the opportunity to hear two of the greatest living …

Jan 09, 2017
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Feldman’s spare, searching music illuminates a frigid night

For all of the enterprising new-music groups in Chicago, there remain …

Dec 19, 2016
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On a snowy night, Music of the Baroque sings the Christmas season

One could hardly have set the scene more evocatively for Music …

Dec 17, 2016
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MTT, CSO wrap the year in style with Russian-French program

Among the most welcome of regular Chicago Symphony Orchestra podium guests …

Dec 16, 2016
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French goes out on a high holiday note with William Ferris Chorale

It was the end of an era Sunday afternoon when Paul …

Dec 12, 2016
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