Sensational singing wins out over campy theatrics in DiDonato’s “harmony” program

As audience members entered the Harris Theater Friday night for Joyce …

Dec 10, 2016
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Neeme Järvi makes a rewarding return to CSO

Neeme Järvi made his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut in 1985 and …

Dec 09, 2016
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Poppe’s music proves a compelling discovery with Dal Niente

Ensemble Dal Niente’s ongoing Proximity series aims to provide an intensive …

Dec 05, 2016
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Contempo takes a walk on the wild side with 20th-century theatrical works

For the first program of its 52nd season, Contempo presented a …

Dec 04, 2016
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Kraemer leads CSO in a vital, varied Handel feast

While his Messiah is an inescapable part of the concert scene …

Dec 02, 2016
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Two soloists shine brightly in MOB’s Bach Family get-together

Music of Johann Sebastian Bach makes up such a massive, ineradicable …

Nov 23, 2016
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MusicNOW celebrates Steve Reich’s 80th birthday in style

In recent seasons, MusicNOW programs have tended to heavily favor electronic …

Nov 22, 2016
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Furlanetto moving and magnificent in Lyric Opera’s “Don Quichotte”

Lyric Opera’s five-hour production of Berlioz’s epic Les Troyens is understandably …

Nov 20, 2016
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Alastair Willis makes a strong showing with Illinois Philharmonic

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra presented their second concert of the season …

Nov 20, 2016
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Chicago Chorale unearths musical gold with Steinberg’s “Passion Week”

For those familiar with the eschatological book series, the title of …

Nov 19, 2016
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