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Carlos Kalmar delivers stunning Haydn and finds majesty in Beethoven at Grant Park

Violent, destructive thunderstorms harassed much of Chicago late Friday afternoon, making […]

Jun 19, 2010
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Haitink’s fanatical view of Beethoven proves an electric experience

 Regrettably, principal conductor Bernard Haitink departs his Chicago Symphony post next […]

Jun 16, 2010
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Haefliger’s keyboard artistry at its finest in Mozart

Pianist Andreas Haefliger presented a single encore—Mozart’s Adagio in B Minor—for […]

May 17, 2010
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Corigliano’s Third Symphony gets a local debut with maximum impact

Two companionate but ultimately competing American classical traditions knocked heads locally […]

May 15, 2010
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Ferris Chorale serves up a bracing, richly varied Baltic blast

About a third of the way into the William Ferris Chorale’s […]

May 10, 2010
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Prize-winning teen violist to be center stage in Ars Viva season finale

Violist Mathew Lipman, 17, becomes a student at Juilliard in the […]

Apr 27, 2010
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Zehetmair brings austere audacity to Viennese program with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Relatively little known in the United States, Thomas Zehetmair has been […]

Apr 17, 2010
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Pollini’s grace and spontaneity provide magical Chopin program

As Maurizio Pollini closed his Chopin recital Sunday afternoon with eight […]

Apr 12, 2010
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Colorful Civic Orchestra program provides Constant pleasure

On paper, Monday night’s concert by the Civic Orchestra was a […]

Apr 06, 2010
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Bella Voce delivers engaging account of Monteverdi’s astonishing Vespers

When an unconventional score like Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergin (1610) […]

Mar 29, 2010
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