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Worlds collide engagingly with choral works and an American concerto at Grant Park Music Festival

For the past week the story of Chicago’s lakefront has been […]

Jul 08, 2023
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Lang Lang the star at CSO’s Ravinia opener but Eschenbach’s Berlioz strikes the most sparks

By cultivating a golden moment from the not-so-distant past, the Chicago […]

Jul 08, 2011
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Kalmar, Grant Park Orchestra serve up a program of worthy South American music

Arriving from all corners of the world, Chicago’s tourists invariably flock […]

Jun 25, 2011
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Amid rough moments, Baroque Band brings worthy advocacy to Handel rarity

Handel’s first oratorio La Resurrezione, written when he was just 23 […]

Jun 03, 2011
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Anaphora offers engaging premiere in an evening of new music

In a tiny arts space overlooking Wicker Park’s busiest thoroughfare, Anaphora […]

May 19, 2011
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Zhang and Civic deliver Bartok’s filmic barbarism

Xian Zhang—likely the only conductor to have held simultaneous podium positions […]

Dec 13, 2010
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Chanticleer brings reverence and panache to wide-ranging Christmas program

Even the most irritable holiday curmudgeons had to be charmed by […]

Dec 07, 2010
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Spivakov, Moscow Virtuosi bring boisterous energy to varied program

No matter who might be dropping in from the motherland—be it […]

Nov 13, 2010
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Chicago Master Singers soar in rare masterworks by Schumann and Bruckner

It was likely not a concert on most people’s radar, but […]

Nov 06, 2010
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Chicago Philharmonic launches season with powerful Rachmaninoff

With its economic woes still lingering from the not-so-distant past, the […]

Oct 11, 2010
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