At 90, Blomstedt leads CSO in performances of youthful vitality

Herbert Blomstedt made a bit of Chicago musical history Thursday night …

Mar 01, 2018
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Phan’s belated entrance provides boost to Music of the Baroque’s “Esther”

On paper, everything looked promising for Music of the Baroque’s premiere …

Feb 28, 2018
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Early Brahms proves best from Ma, Ax and Kavakos

There are not many musicians these days who can pack Orchestra …

Feb 26, 2018
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With the CSO’s return, Eschenbach leads youthful music of Chopin and Mendelssohn

While pianist David Fray is not quite the fixture in the …

Feb 23, 2018
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Prégardien, Drake deliver rare artistry at Mandel Hall

Those hankering for the rare opportunity to hear Christoph Prégardien on …

Feb 19, 2018
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Lyric Opera is back in the Mozart high life with a delightful “Così fan tutte”

One entered the opera house Saturday night for opening night of …

Feb 18, 2018
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100 metronomes can’t be wrong, but Cerrone premiere impresses most in Ligeti program

The penultimate program of the György Ligeti festival in this season’s …

Feb 17, 2018
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Love hurts in rare Newberry Consort misfire with Héloïse and Abélard program

 The current Newberry Consort season might well have been inspired by …

Feb 17, 2018
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COT scores with the unsettling, darkly brilliant “Elizabeth Cree”

If asked where all the great opera composers are today, one …

Feb 11, 2018
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Pianist Choi brings illumination to IPO’s blackout night

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s first concert of 2018 was entitled “Expect …

Feb 11, 2018
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