Performances

A funky fortepiano makes for a challenging night of Beethoven

2020 will be the Year of the Beethoven Cycles, as every …

Feb 22, 2019
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Muti, CSO mark an Italian tragedy in searing Schuman premiere

It’s a fair bet that most people who filled Orchestra Hall …

Feb 22, 2019
at 12:50 pm
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Soprano sub lifts Lyric Opera’s lukewarm “Traviata”

One knew it was likely not good news when a Lyric …

Feb 21, 2019
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Spektral Quartet serves music of the past and present with confidence

Chicago’s Spektral Quartet presented another concert Sunday that was designed in …

Feb 18, 2019
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COT brings an affecting family tale to compelling life with “The Scarlet Ibis”

Much has happened at Chicago Opera Theater since the company’s successful, …

Feb 17, 2019
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A wild Rachmaninoff ride and a Tchaikovsky rarity from Heras-Casado, CSO and Trpčeski

Back from a three-week Asian tour, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra likely …

Feb 15, 2019
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Concertgebouw Orchestra lives up to its reputation with brilliant Brahms and Strauss

Listening to the extraordinary playing and chamber-like ensemble of the Royal …

Feb 13, 2019
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Chamber Music Society avoids the usual suspects in engaging program of Mozart rarities

The line between a heavy hand and interpretive freedom is rarely …

Feb 12, 2019
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Debussy shines brightest in Illinois Philharmonic’s celestial program

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s program, presented Saturday night, was titled “The …

Feb 10, 2019
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Music and speech cohere and collide in ACM program

Chicago’s vibrant and diverse new music scene owes not only to …

Feb 05, 2019
at 12:48 pm
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