Performances

Muti, CSO turn tragedy into spiritual transcendence with Verdi “Requiem”

If this week’s tragic news from California of yet another mass …

Nov 09, 2018
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Silesian Quartet opens Polish music festival with world-class artistry

For a metropolitan area with such a large Polish population, that …

Nov 08, 2018
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Chicago Ensemble at its best in fiery, youthful Beethoven

The Chicago Ensemble is best known for its consistent advocacy of …

Nov 07, 2018
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DiBello, MOB bring striking freshness to Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”

 Music doesn’t get much more familiar than Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.…

Nov 06, 2018
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Inspired singing wins out over trivial staging in Lyric Opera’s “Siegfried”

A critic at Lyric Opera’s opening performance of Wagner’s Siegfried couldn’t …

Nov 05, 2018
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Barenboim returns to CSO for a mixed night of Smetana

It’s been a week of significant podium history for the Chicago …

Nov 02, 2018
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Chamber Music Society brings a refining fire to artful Kreutzer program 

The works presented in the “Kreutzer Connection” concert by the Chamber …

Oct 31, 2018
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Collaborative Arts commemorates the Armistice with Mahler and war poetry

Between Halloween and Thanksgiving this year will be another, more momentous …

Oct 29, 2018
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Chopin winner Seong-Jin Cho makes a rock-star Chicago debut

The Chicago debut of Seong-Jin Cho, at Mandel Hall Friday night, …

Oct 27, 2018
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Thrilling, memorable Bruckner, and a scary moment from Haitink, CSO

Moments after the triumphant final bars of Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony, performed …

Oct 26, 2018
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