“The Pleiades” receives a rousing and effective premiere at Grant Park Music Festival 

To its credit, the Grant Park Music Festival manages to debut …

Jun 21, 2018
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Grant Park Orchestra vies with a Northerly disturbance in Mozart, Elgar

The Grant Park Music Festival’s season-opening concert on Wednesday proved just …

Jun 16, 2018
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Brahms, Shostakovich and retooled Dvořák mingle at the North Shore Chamber Festival

With an embarrassment of repertorial riches at their disposal, chamber musicians …

Jun 16, 2018
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Russian rarities make for a dark and noisy night with Muti, Ma and CSO

As has become his custom, Riccardo Muti is back in town …

Jun 15, 2018
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Grant Park Music Festival opens season with a powerful Walton punch

The Grant Park Music Festival knows how to do an opening …

Jun 14, 2018
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Chicago Chorale’s “Sealed Angel” once again touches the soul

What is it about the tradition of Eastern Orthodox sacred music …

Jun 11, 2018
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Music Theater Works opens season with a lively “Pirates of Penzance”

Once again Music Theater Works is kicking off its season with …

Jun 10, 2018
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Haymarket Opera’s excellent cast lifts Cesti’s “L’Orontea”

“An immoderate passion has led you into great difficulty,” cautions the …

Jun 03, 2018
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Janowski leads CSO in a program of opera without words

Orchestral programs offering music from great operas seem to have gone …

Jun 01, 2018
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Chicago Ensemble closes season with Beethoven and Brahms

“We have a very unusual program for you,” said Gerald Rizzer …

May 30, 2018
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